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294 Tasty New Morsels

Formula Guides, Color Bridge, and Pantone Connect extension Did you know that Pantone released a revised version (v4) of their Formula Guides for Coated and Uncoated in September 2019? They’ve dropped the + (Plus) from the official name, although they’ve added 294 new colors. So, even though it’s not officially “+” anymore, it’s actually more…

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Game Changer! The NEW Epson P7570/9570

Epson announced their latest releases, the new SureColor P7570 and P9570. These are 24″ and 44″ printers, the same size as their existing P7000 and P9000 models. These new printers are not replacing the existing models, but I can’t imagine anyone not wanting the new models. So, let’s talk about why. The Px570 printers have…

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Piezoelectric Print Heads Vs. Thermal Print Heads

For professionals and consumers alike, inkjet printing technologies have made producing full color high quality photographs, documents, and fine art reproductions easier, cleaner, and more affordable. Today, there are two primary types of inkjet print head technologies in use: Piezo (Epson Printers) and Thermal (Canon and HP Printers). In this blog we will be exploring…

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Color Management Certification Programs

The first phase of the SGIA Digital Color Professional program To get ‘Qualified’ by passing an online exam. If you think you’re already an expert, you can register to take the exam on SGIA’s DCP program page for $75 (25% discount for members). Otherwise, SGIA has authorized several consultants/companies who offer 2 1/2 day “Boot…

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Print Management Case Study: How One Customer Achieves Global Color Control

  A couple of years ago I was working with a well-established company in Pennsylvania that specializes in “museum quality” art and photography books. They were considering several titles for their first Asia production attempt, but the company was concerned the quality that their reputation was built upon would not be upheld by the new…

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Color Management: How to Get in the Driver’s Seat

Long-time printing industry professionals know how difficult it is to achieve and maintain great color. Today, customers constantly demand higher quality and more consistency from their print suppliers, which makes color management a critical piece of any successful print business. Fortunately, a few easy steps will take you from feeling out of control to putting…

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