Tips for accurate print project prep. Printing on uncoated papers.
You never know what you'll find at Graph Expo. Consider this story: Impressions Printing (Oklahoma City) is a small commercial printer specializing in everything from monochrome and color digital to full-color offset printing. In October 2006, company president John Braaten and vice president Jason McWilliams spent three days at Graph Expo. One item on their agenda was a follow-up visit with Spiel
Solvent glossy paper Roland DGA's (Irvine, CA) ESM-SGP2 solvent glossy paper is a high-quality coated paper for solvent inkjet printing. A medium-weight, 7.5-mil glossy paper, ESM-SGP2 reportedly offers good white point and gloss level. It is said to be suited to a variety of indoor applications, including signs, trade show graphics, posters, point-of-purchase (POP) displays, presentations and more.
With the right combination of consumables and know-how, and close interaction with the designer, UV jobs enable printers to add significant value to print products without jobbing out specialty effects or applying them offline.
With the help of wide-format digital imaging, you can offer current clients a broader range of services while you broaden your customer base.
Cedar Graphics eliminates some nagging static and humidity problems with the installation of several Princess 2 humidification units from ML Husson.
Blanks Printing & Imaging’s latest KBA press prints plastic, lenticular and canvas jobs.
A digital book printing update.
Coated and uncoated freesheet paper prices have continued to rise this summer to levels not seen for many years. But the current robust market conditions might not last, according to many observers. Uncoated freesheet prices are currently at a 10-year high in North America, and some producers plan a further round of hikes late in the third quarter. Both Weyerhaeuser Co. and Boise Cascade Inc. reportedly
Substrates for wide-format inkjet printers include glossy photo-quality stock, adhesive-backed vinyl, watercolor paper and a multitude of printable fabrics. Both printer and RIP manufacturers offer media, as do some papermakers specializing in acid-free archival media for fine art reproductions. Many users buy their inkjet printer and paper from the same vendor. Agfa, Canon, CGS, Creo, DuPont, Epson,
In your busy days of satisfying customer expectations and making the most of your bottom line, you've likely heard of UV digital flatbed systems. These state-of-the-art inkjet printing devices and digital inks have opened new doors for commercial printing operations doors that previously were locked shut. Digital flatbeds changed all the rules of graphics, from what you can print to what you can print
A few months ago, Los Angeles-based Lithographix and TracerGraphix sought set out to produce the largest lenticular sheet ever printed on a lithographic press.
Several readers responded to our call for green printers. We have no hazardous wastes at our facility, reports Dan Walker, quality system coordinator at Alcan Packaging (Atlanta). We conduct clean audits of our site on a monthly basis, with posted resultseveryone eagerly participates. Frank Miske III, vice president of sales, Custom Business Forms (CBF) (Minneapolis-St. Paul), says his company initiated
RIPit says its PerfectBlend hybrid screening technology offers printers the best of both worlds: a traditional AM halftone pattern over most of the tonal range and an FM pattern in the highlights and shadows. We asked some PerfectBlend users for their feedback.
Despite traditional print continuing to grow, more advertisers are looking to the Internet and other forms of e-advertising, such as PDAs. This was just one of the findings to emerge from the 129th annual PaperWeek conference.
The latest paper products from: Xerox, Fox River Paper Co., Sappi Fine Paper North America, UPM, SMART Papers, Mohawk Fine Papers, Grade Finders, Wausau Paper, Bowater, NewPage, Weyerhaeuser, Neenah Paper, Cascades Fine Papers Group, Boise, Domtar, Finch Pruyn & Co., International Paper and Avery Dennison Graphics Division.
The latest ink products from: Kustom Group, Sun Chemical, Van Son Holland Ink Corp., VUTEk, Pitman, Northwest Coatings, Roland DGA, Flint Group, Fujifilm Sericol, Kohl & Madden, Jetrion, Gans Ink & Supply, Toyo Ink Group, Eckart, Kirkwood Printing and GrCI.
Discover new recycled paper options.
Prompted by domestic competition and pressure from foreign imports, North American mills are improving brightness, opacity and whiteness specifications for coated and uncoated papers.
Once a paper or specialty media has been selected, it has to be stored, handled, conditioned and loaded properly to maximize performance and machine productivity. Here are some useful tips.
Pricing, availability and some key trends.
Here are some questions we're often asked about metallic inks and papers.
A proprietary ink additive from SpeedyDry Inc. accelerates the cross-linking reactions that normally occur in ink during drying.