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6 Ways You Can Be More Sustainable in Print

By Denise Kirby | 2022-06-28 09:45

Climate change is having a serious impact on the planet and requires not only our immediate focus, but meaningful action to avoid doing irreversible and catastrophic damage to the environment. Human activity is responsible for almost all of the increases in greenhouse gas (GHG) we have seen in the last 150 years. GHG traps heat…

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Which laminator is suitable for you?

By Richard Bachora | 2022-06-15 10:04

We often hear the same question from prospective buyers in various forms: “Laminators only consist of two rollers and a motor. So why are some more expensive than others?” It’s like cars. They all have four wheels and an engine, but the price can be very different. Everyone recognizes the difference between a Mercedes and…

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Stickers – The Old School Form of Social Media

By Laurens Schouten | 2022-06-01 10:07

Every time I visit my barber in Rotterdam they offer me stickers, and I always accept. Partially because stickers are my field of work, but the reasons definitely run deeper than that. This got me thinking: why are we so eager to accept stickers? Most of us find other forms of advertisement bland, or downright…

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Eye on Display FESPA 22 Preview

By Jack Gocher | 2022-05-24 08:34

We have picked out some of the must-see stands from the world of large format and have caught up with the FESPA organisers, Fujifilm, Antalis, Mimaki, and more. We caught up with Michael Ryan, Head of FESPA Global Print Expo itself. “We had a great opportunity in October last year in Amsterdam where, despite really…

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Can you coat it? Yes, Drytac can!

By Glen Fitzgerald | 2022-05-17 12:00

Selecting the right adhesive is critical for the success of many different types of applications and projects. Simply put, if you do not get this choice right, you risk the hard work you put in to creating the application, and potentially put the entire job and installation in jeopardy. In my role at Drytac, it…

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Rendering Intents – A Deep Dive

By Marco Roos | 2022-05-10 12:00

Anyone who has printed a picture knows that what you see on your computer or cellphone screen almost always looks very different in the final print. With family photo, we often shrug our shoulders and accept this as inevitable – after all, the moment the picture captures is often more important than what it looks…

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The magic of YUPO

By Björn Brochhaus | 2022-04-26 12:00

Founded in 1969 as a joint venture between Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation and Oji Paper Co. Ltd, YUPO is a manufacturer of synthetic papers based on microporous synthetic polymers that combine superior functionality with unique aesthetics in an unparalleled way. What is Synthetic material? Synthetic materials are neither natural papers nor normal plastic films. Even better,…

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Set Ink Restrictions Like A Pro

By Teunis Roos | 2022-04-20 12:00

One of the first and most important steps in creating profiles on a ‘halftone’ printer is setting the correct Ink Restrictions. In this blog post, I want to tell you how – and why! –  to set your Ink Restrictions like a pro. Before we dive into this, it’s important to know that most RIP…

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How To Set Up Ideal Color Management Settings For Adobe Software

By Shelby Sapusek | 2022-03-17 16:05

One of the keys to a good color management strategy is choosing the ideal settings for your RGB and CMYK working spaces in Adobe. If you choose wisely, you can open up your color gamut and achieve better consistency between print jobs. The Defaults Upon Download When you first download Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign,…

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To laminate or not to laminate? That is the question

By Dennis Leblanc | 2022-03-10 16:00

To laminate or not to laminate? Have you ever asked yourself this question? If not, then perhaps you should. It could be the difference between winning or losing your next job. Laminates are an integral part of graphics and will be for years to come. However, there is a time and place for them –…

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Seeing Production Inkjet in Color: Why Print Providers Should Adopt Color Management Solutions

By Jan Lemieux | 2022-03-03 16:00

Picture this: you are walking through your favorite grocery store looking for your favorite brand of soda. You arrive at an array of bright red bottles, but some look a tad darker in color or less vibrant than the sought-after brand’s notable fire-truck red. Would you feel put off by the inconsistency on the shelf?…

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COVID, Inflation, Supply & Demand and How to Get On With Business 

By Morten B. Reitoft | 2022-02-17 16:00

There is no question that many printing companies are challenged by the extremely limited paper supply and the exorbitant price increases. The increased prices influence many businesses, of course, but let’s try to understand why and how to overcome the obstacles. COVID changed the supply and demand of paper In general, prices are influenced by…

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Understanding the true value of mounting adhesives

By Jerry Hill | 2022-02-10 12:00

Mounting adhesives, sometimes referred to as double-sided adhesives or double-sided mount film, were used extensively in the early days of digital imaging, but their use has waned as the availability of speciality adhesive-backed media has increased. However, mounting adhesives are by no means obsolete, and still have plenty to offer the modern-day print businesses due…

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Printer Profiles – A Deep Dive

By Marco Roos | 2022-02-03 13:53

Printer profiles are a seemingly daunting and complex topic – they have been discussed and dissected millions of times, and yet, what they are what they do still confuses people across our industry. The reality is that printer profiles are a lot less mysterious than most people think, and every print shop in the world…

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The Adobe-Pantone Split and What it Means for Printers

By Marco Roos | 2022-01-26 16:59

2022 has started with what is possibly the biggest news in the Graphics Industry in years: “Adobe to drop support for Pantone libraries in March of 2022″! Needless to say, this will have consequences for anyone involved in graphic design and printing services. While the announcement came as a surprise for most, there have certainly…

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ColorBase Blog is now live!

By David Veauhtier | 2022-01-26 01:03

Welcome to our latest addition to ColorBase: the ColorBase Blog! This past year has been crazy non-stop work getting to the point where we could offer the world’s largest profile library to all of you. However, here at ColorBase, we’re just getting started! We like to dream big and therefore we continue to pursue our…

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