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Category 5 | Alder Color Assurance Program enhances color processes

Alder Color Assurance Program enhances color processes Helping a large-format print company dial in their processes to improve control and profiles, reduce costs of printing proofs, and verify their colors and abilities. Interior print project created by Category 5 for Icon Contract space. Meet the client. category 5 Category 5 was founded in 2006, with…

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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 in order to produce linear…

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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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