Pantone's Color of the Year is….Greenery

There will be a lot more green in the world in 2017. Color forecasters at the Pantone Color Institute have declared “greenery” as next year’s color of the year. Although there is green in grass, leaves and apples, Pantone is specific about what counts as “greenery.” The company describes it as “a fresh and zesty […]

The Sears Catalogs of Christmas Past

I was catching up on a few missed episodes of Jimmy Fallon and during one interview he stopped to reminisce about the Sears catalogs of his childhood.  How he would “fold over corners of the pages of things that they wanted.”  Leaving these catalogs around the house with folded pages was a subtle hint that […]

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 […]

The Color Bar

No, not a place where you go after work to get your favorite magenta or cyan colored drinks.  The color bar has been helping press control for years, but here is a bit more info about them and how they are used both previously and today. Color bars (a.k.a. color control bars, color control strips, […]

7 Fun Examples of Interactive Print Ads

Here are 7 print ads that should get spark some creativity on a dull morning.  The interactive print ads take ink and paper to a new level. 1) Glacial If you’ve ever wanted to speed up the beer-cooling process, you’ll understand the allure of this print ad from Glacial. You soak the ad in water, wrap […]

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 […]