Lenticular Printing: Hue Got To See This!

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Lenticular Printing: Hue Got To See This!

Looking for a way to break through the clutter? Create an instant conversation? Nothing engages readers more than lenticular printing. Often thought as an expensive marketing piece, lenticular printing is now very affordable. Marketing pieces can now contain two or three different images which will flip when the card is rotated top-to-bottom. This technique is perfect for demonstrating before-and-after examples. Examples of lenticular printing effects are: flip, 3D, morph,...

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VIDEO: 3D Printing May Solve Organ Donor Crisis

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VIDEO: 3D Printing May Solve Organ Donor Crisis

  Where will printing take us next? The future of print is brighter than some may think. 3D Printing is a new and exciting development in the world of inkjet technology. It works on the premise of printing 3D models layer by layer; akin to layer cake. In the case of creating human organs, the sequence of layers is derived from MRI scans ensuring the exact dimensions of the replacement organ. The human cells are harvested form the recipient and stored in an...

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Online G7 Master Printer Certification

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Online G7 Master Printer Certification

HiDefColor is proud to be part of G7 Master Printer network! The G7 Master Printer Certification is a qualification program that identifies printing companies that have been trained to print to G7 Neutral Print Density Curves ensuring gray balance across the tonal range. The advantage to facilitating a G7 workflow guarantees print buyer expectations of the closest color match from proof to press and across other methods of printing from offset to digital to large format...

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Expand your Creative Options with Digital Dimensional Printing

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Expand your Creative Options with Digital Dimensional Printing

How many times have you sat in those marketing meetings trying to think of a clever, unique way of creating marketing pieces? A new innovative and inexpensive printing method is digital dimensional printing. Digital dimensional printing is a raised, high gloss, spot coating that creates an additional sensory feel to your marketing pieces. This raised or 3-D effect helps your communications stand out in a crowded marketplace. Images and photographs that look like they have a...

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VIDEO: Ink is a Printer’s Best Friend

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VIDEO: Ink is a Printer’s Best Friend

  This has to be one of the best videos I’ve ever seen. Please take a few minutes out of your day and watch this video. It’s great to see the passion people take with their jobs to produce the best color possible. Our business truly is a craft run by passionate people who genuinely care about their work. If you have an appreciation for Art, you will truly enjoy this video. What could be more important to producing great color on press than ink?   Tip:...

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Stochastic Printing vs. Conventional Printing

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Stochastic Printing vs. Conventional Printing

FM, AM, XM, Hybrid, Staccato, Segundo, stochastic, conventional, 200 lpi, 175 lpi, 20 micron, 10 micron, first order, second order; what is the difference between stochastic printing vs. conventional printing? NOTE: Screening is the process after rasterizing PDF files in the RIP (raster image processor) during prepress. Halftone screening is done through software and creates very small dots, or cells, that are imaged onto a printing plate. The tiny dots create the illusion...

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VIDEO: Digital Dimensional Printing Files – RGB workflow

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VIDEO: Digital Dimensional Printing Files – RGB workflow

This VIDEO tutorial will demonstrate how to create files in Adobe Photoshop CS for Digital Dimensional Printing. This tutorial will focus on the process of using an RGB workflow for Digital Dimensional Printing. Digital Dimensional Printing is a raised, high gloss, spot coating that is applied inline on our digital printing presses. Digital Dimensional Printing creates textures to your printed designs. Digital Dimensional Printing provides a very unique marketing advantage...

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VIDEO: Digital Dimensional Printing-Coating Files – CMYK workflow

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VIDEO: Digital Dimensional Printing-Coating Files – CMYK workflow

Digital Dimensional Printing is a raised, high gloss, spot coating that is applied inline on our digital printing presses.  Digital Dimensional Printing creates textures to your printed designs. Digital Dimensional Printing provides a very unique marketing advantage to your printed collateral. These settings will ensure print-ready PDFs for faster turnaround times and no output errors in prepress. Have you ever felt printing like this before? Please leave a comment...

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Gamut! Why Sky Blue Prints Purple On Press

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Gamut! Why Sky Blue Prints Purple On Press

I’m sure everyone has seen it before: highly saturated digital photography (RGB image), however the sky blue prints purple on press. The resulting color is a product of the color gamut your commercial printer prints to or the profile of your inkjet printer. The rich, blue hue of the sky looks very surreal on screen because of a polarizing filter or just using a wide color gamut such as Adobe RGB. However, when these rich images get converted into a smaller CMYK color...

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