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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

I’d like to talk to you about the benefits of continuing education and what options you have as a business owner/manager to make sure your staff members are trained properly. In the printing industry there are several color management certifications offered by different organizations and specific software vendors. Some teach you a particular methodology or…

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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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Set Your Files Up For Success

Print facilities say their biggest challenges to printing great color come in customer files. No matter how well a printer manages color in-house, the settings used on inbound files will always affect the quality and color of the final output. So how should print files be set up? Most importantly: If you have a specific…

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Color Management 101: Color Spaces

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  Color Basics Color is dynamic. We all see it a little differently because color is the physical response of the eye to light + the mental interpretation of those responses. This makes printing color accurately a bit tricky until one has a basic understanding of color space. First, all color starts with light. The…

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