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, […]

Industrial Screen Printing: A Bright Future Ahead

Think screen printing is only used for decorating promotional items? You might be surprised! When you hear “screen printing”, your mind probably goes to decorative applications: t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats and signs. If you’re a screen printing professional, you might be concerned about the future of your craft, as other printing methods like direct-to-garment printing have encroached on […]

The Science of Printing Currency

Money is nothing more than a medium of exchange. For hundreds of years the science of printing paper currency has reigned supreme – our ancestors didn’t have to lug around gold coins when they wanted to buy goods and services (more money really did mean more problems!). Paper currency began when individuals brought gold to […]

MIT's History Workshop – The Book

A group of MIT students briefly put away their cell phones this spring to concentrate on a much older information storage and retrieval device: the book. In a hands-on humanities class — Making Books: The Renaissance and Today (21H.343) — students gained insights about early books and book-making technology, not least by actually making paper […]

How to manage color

Color management tools enable print service providers (PSPs) to ensure color accuracy on jobs that may be printed on multiple devices or repeat jobs on the same device. Toby Saalfield, U.S. director, color management, Ricoh Americas Corporation, believes in today’s digital printing world, color plays an important role. “From producing eye-catching colors in signage, to […]

Print Display: DIY displays and touchscreens anyone can print

By Eric Mack March 7, 2015 For years now, we’ve been promised miraculous new flexible touchscreen displays, but the deployment of such technology in big consumer products, like say the LG G Flex, hasn’t started any revolutions just yet. That could soon change thanks to a team of computer scientists from Germany’s Saarland University who […]