The ‘Go-To’ Information Source for Inkjet Production Printing

As production Inkjet printing continues to take the industry by storm I wanted to provide you with a go-to source for all news and information. Printing Impressions has launched an Inkjet Production Printing Industry Center as part of its Website,www.PIworld.com. Back in June Printing Impressions was part of a the Inkjet Summit 2013 that provided information on Inkjet […]

Prepare to be AMAZED!

Hydrographics.  Ever heard of it?  I hadn’t until recently.  Graphics we all know, but hydro – doesn’t that mean water?  This process of applying graphics to non flat objects is something out of a science fiction movie.  Basically – water transfer printing.  Sounds weird right? Wikipedia explains it as: Hydrographics, also known as immersion printing, water transfer […]

Big weekend in Silkscreen

Not in the industry – but in my world!  My wife a few months back purchased me a gift card at a local print shop for a 3 hour session.  Chicago Printmakers Collaborative.  http://www.chicagoprintmakers.com/  This place has all sorts of printing presses and processes under 1 roof, but the main reason she bought me the […]

G7 Overview : The Art of Maintaining Color

Color obviously is a huge part of the printing process and maintaining consistent color across multiple platforms and stocks is important to keeping customers. A few years back IDEAlliance came out with the G7 System Certification Program which is designed to evaluate the ability of a candidate system to calibrate a printing device to meet the G7 […]

Taking CMYK to Pantone made easy

Good Morning fellow Print Geeks! Ever have a client send you just the CMYK values for a color but you need a PMS match?  This website is a great tool for CMYK to Pantone made easy.  Just put in CMYK color values and it will kick out PMS color matches.  Many times a logo is created […]

Silkscreen Checklist

  For those of you looking to dip your feet into Silkscreen printing at home here is a list of equipment necessary to get the ball rolling.  I was provided this once before a silkscreen class and I thought it was a great overview of the tools needed. SILKSCREEN CHECKLIST –Minimum 2 colors screen printing ink.  You […]

How it's made: Tetra Pak

  I feel sorry for any print nut who watches How it’s made on the Science Channel and missed out on this great example of flexographic printing.Tetra Pak is slowly filling store shelves and they are now a force to be reckoned with in terms of liquid food packaging.  Catch a glimpse at the single […]

The egg carton making process

From scrap paper, to pulp, to clean pulp, to dried pressed pulp, to egg carton.  Very cool process here and although it lacks a bit of printing, it certainly is a print hybrid process in my eyes.  I wonder how gross the impurities scrubbed from that paper are?  Any readers have experience in this?