Why Printer Maintenance is Important in Color Management

It was mid-summer in the Midwest. My business partner and I were driving from our home state to an adjoining one. Our mission was to spend a couple of days profiling printers for a new client. As always, we had gathered some information before we accepted the job. We knew we were going to be…

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ColorBase, Under the Hood: The Data Model Upgrade Enabling a Smarter Printing Industry

Quiet Transformation Our industry’s most advanced database of material, printer, RIP and ICC profile data is undergoing a quiet transformation. While it’s true that  code is never “done” – iterative progress is the rule, not the exception – ColorBase is undergoing an internal transformation that far exceeds the scope of routine day-to-day improvements. We’re on…

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Re-board®: The Environmentally Friendly Solution for Sustainable Constructions

Re-board Technology, developed by Swedish inventor Karl-Gustav Ericsson in the 1990s, revolutionized the concept of environmentally friendly materials. Concerned about the escalating environmental issues caused by excessive resource consumption, Ericsson designed Re-board® as an alternative to traditional honeycomb structures commonly used at the time. This patented paper-board marked a significant milestone in sustainable construction materials.…

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How To Create Named Spot Colors in Adobe (and Your RIP)

Before learning how to create named spot colors, it’s important to understand what they are and how they are used. Just a few weeks ago, my business partner Jim Raffel and I presented “How Important Is Brand Color?” at the ISA International Sign Expo in Las Vegas. Many print facilities are tasked with achieving accurate…

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Eye on Display – the New Name for Display News

This post contains sponsored content. When I first entered the wide format print industry as a young PR person back in the mid-90s, we were spoiled for choice for publications. There were no less than 7 (seven) monthly magazines focusing on sign-making and many more covering printing and graphics reproduction. Fast forward nearly 30 years,…

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