Can You Match Pantone Viva Magenta?

I can answer that question. First you need to find the color definition before you can determine whether you can match it. So, where can you find it? I found it by logging into the connect.pantone.com website and searched by name. Turns out there are 2 Viva Magentas – 18-1750…

BIG Spot Color News – Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE) v6

In June of 2022 Adobe announced the release of the next generation Adobe PDF Print Engine (APPE). This print engine technology is the industry standard for interpreting PDF artwork files and is licensed to many printer and software (DFE/RIP) companies like Epson, HP, EFI, ONYX, Caldera, etc. The licensed APPE…

The Best Spot Color Software

ChromaChecker Capture is the best spot color software that enables direct data capturing and automatic uploading to the cloud. Learn how and why in this blog by Dan Gillespie of Alder Color Solutions. Product Spotlight – ChromaChecker Capture (Your Spot Color Swiss Army Knife) I want to turn you on…

Wide Format Dye Sublimation Ink Jet Printer Tips & Tricks – Part 2

by Dennis Halley, Digital Print & Textiles Development SpecialistOriginally published December 12, 2017 Printer manufacturers have invested long hours of research & development and many thousands of dollars to perfect their dye sub printers & inks for the market. By following their service procedures and your local resellers advice, you…

The Best Color Management Training Options

Color management cannot be avoided. All design applications and print production (DFE/RIP) softwares are built around ICC color management, and though you may be able to run from it… you can’t hide. Your options come down to either fully understanding how it works, ultimately saving you time and money, or…

Wide Format Dye Sublimation Ink Jet Printer Tips & Tricks

by Dennis Halley, Digital Print & Textiles Development Specialist original post December 7, 2017 Most owners / operators of wide format dye sub ink jet printers can perform this routine housekeeping on their own. Be sure to check with your vendor to see what preventative maintenance training resources are available…

Alder Color Solutions Receives 2022 Best of Portland Award

Portland Award Program Honors the Achievement PORTLAND March 10, 2022 — Alder Color Solutions has been selected for the 2022 Best of Portland Award in the Digital Print Solutions category by the Portland Award Program. Each year, the Portland Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing…

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…

Adobe and Pantone to Part Ways. What You Gonna Do?

You’ve probably already heard that Adobe and Pantone have agreed to disagree. There’s a question of why (which I believe is probably money-related), but the bigger question is, What are you going to do when the Pantone libraries aren’t included in Adobe Creative Cloud apps anymore? Many people and companies are…