How To Revise An Existing Plate/Press Curve WITHOUT A Dedicated Press Run.

By Bill Owen – Alder Color Solutions – Senior Color Technician Have you ever needed to quickly adjust your press curves but don’t have time to do a time consuming and costly “dedicated press run”? There is a way to do just that! Let me show you. I’d like to…

Will AI Play A Role In Color Management In The Near Future?

by Bill Owen – Senior Color Technician – Alder Color Solutions As a color expert who’s been in the printing business for over 40 years, I often ponder this possibility. Could my job be taken over by AI? Probably not before I retire, but at the pace it’s advancing, maybe…

Alder Color Can Calibrate Your Press Remotely WITHOUT a DEDICATED PRESS RUN!

By Bill Owen – Alder Color – Senior Color Technician Examining the Alder Color Control Platform. What if I told you that I could calibrate your press without being on-site with your press operator? It’s a hard concept to grasp, right? But it’s actually fairly simple with our Alder Color…

One Click Color Verification – without spending big money.

by Bill Owen – Alder Color Solutions, Senior Color Technician Have you ever wondered how accurate your inkjet proof is compared to what’s in the art file that was supplied to you by your customer? Here’s a simple trick with a simple and affordable device. The Spectro1 from Variable available…

What is an ICC Profile?

What is an ICC Profile?

ICC PROFILES explained….by Bill Owen – Lead Color Specialist at Alder Color Solutions There are several types of ICC profiles depending on the kind of equipment that you wish to characterize. We will use input profiles for capture devices such as scanners and cameras. Monitor profiles that will allow the…

What is the right TOTAL INK LIMIT setting?

What is the right TOTAL INK LIMIT setting?

WHAT IS TOTAL INK LIMIT or (TIL)? and what is the best TIL setting for my printer?by Bill Owen – Lead Color Specialist at Alder Color Solutions If you’re asking about TIL, you’ve probably already completed some individual ink channel limiting and linearized your printer. The next step would be…

How to linearize my inkjet printer or press

How to linearize my inkjet printer or press

LINEARIZATION PROCLAMATION! by Bill Owen – Lead Color Specialist at Alder Color Solutions Why is linearization of printing equipment so important? It establishes a baseline and neutral print condition which provides optimal and repeatable color. Linearization determines what the output levels of the tints of each color need to be…

How to limit individual ink channels

INK LIMITING – To Limit or Not to Limit?by Bill Owen – Lead Color Specialist at Alder Color Solutions I would argue that the most important step in calibrating printing equipment is determining individual ink channel limits. This will help define the maximum gamut achievable by your equipment. Ink limiting…