Halftone – the Secret Print Ingredient

At first sight this might seem obvious. After all everyone knows that print is output as a grid of dots, that’s where the dots-per-inch (dpi) of your laser, inkjet or imagesetter come in. The higher your device’s output resolution, the more dots can be switched on or off, black or white, resulting in higher quality […]

T-Shirt Printing Methods and Which One to Choose

Garment printing has gone a long way over the last two decades, just as digital printing has evolved into its own era. Today we’re certain that digital printing is revolutionizing the fashion and textile industry – which is reflected through innovative features such as printing on demand, fully customized material printing, 3D printing and even […]

A Beginner’s Guide: The Press Check

Printing is a completely different imaging process than proofing. As a result, it is not always possible for the presswork to perfectly “match” the proof. Unfortunately, there is no objective, practical, way of defining what is an acceptable variation from the proof that still constitutes an acceptable pressrun. The role of the press check is […]

Printing History is Bigger in Texas

Keelin Burrows is the curator of The Printing Museum in Houston. After completing a three-year curatorial fellowship at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in the Modern and Contemporary Decorative Arts and Design Department, she applied for and was awarded this curatorial position in 2012. The museum was founded by commercial printers in the late […]

Paper Grows Trees!

Really great article we had to share from our friends at Two Sides on how paper grow trees. Take a look and as always let us know your thoughts. Submitted by: Phil Riebel 03/10/2017 In North America, it takes less than 2 seconds to grow the fiber needed for a standard #10 envelope (on 100 acres […]

How Thermochromic Ink Works

In life, the only thing that stays the same is change. The only exception to that rule, of course, is the color of paint on your car. You might really hate that lime green, but there is no way — no way — you’re going through the expensive and time-consuming chore of painting it all […]

XCMYK Four-Color Expanded Gamut Printing

ALEXANDRIA, Ca. — December 2, 2016 — Idealliance, the industry association representing all facets of the global media supply chain, has released a new dataset and profiles supporting XCMYK four-color expanded gamut printing. After 26 international test runs over 15 months, Idealliance has released the XCMYK profile and announced XCMYK, a new colorspace representing XCMYK […]