by Jerry | Tech Support, Tips and Tricks, Wide Printing
One of the key ingredients to success in digital printing is the use of the correct ICC Profile. Using the wrong profile can cause color shifts and production problems. What is an ICC profile, how does it work, and how does it affect print quality?
by Jerry | Dye Sublimation, Small Format Printing, Wide Printing
Having been in the sign industry for over twelve years, I do know that it is very possible to design an object you can’t print. That may be interesting to philosophers, but it’s maddening for sign makers. This frustrating phenomenon generally befalls people who are making the transition from CAD processes to digital color. The color range used in vinyl and heat applied films is entirely different from the output available from a standard process printer. Most new printers assume the range is the same and struggle with managing their own and their customers’ expectations.
by Jerry | Screen Printing, Wide Printing
While you may not be familiar with the term spot color, it may be the more widely used of the two in the sign and screen printing world. This is because the majority of simple signs produced are using self-adhesive vinyl, which is a spot color media. Process color, on the other hand, means the four colors of yellow, black, cyan and magenta are mixed by the printing device in different percentages of dots to create a full range of colors.
by Jerry | Digital Printing Index, Wide Printing
To help you shorten the digital printing learning curve and quicken the returns on investment, we present this topical index to all of our digital printing blog articles. Check the links below to find helpful information about equipment, media, and processes.
by Jerry | Wide Printing
As we move from the recession towards a recovery, sign makers interested in entering the digital print market have the option of buying a new outdoor printer or picking up a used printer on the cheap. Used printers have always been around. A few years ago, growing sign shops had the option of buy a […]