While returning from visiting a client a few days ago, I found myself stuck in the moving carpark called to M25. A 15 mile stretch with 3 accidents and an hour’s delay!
So, my mind did wonder a little to the areas of cost, prices technology and inflation in the past 5-6 decades and how [...]
This document covers the best practises needed to ensure that all parties involved in paper trials, end customers, printers and paper merchants and mills can achieve the optimum results on the chosen stock.
It is aimed at the web offset publishing markets, however it can be used for other print markets and printing methods.
I have been using my Myiro-1 for nearly 10 months now as my main handheld, computer attached spectrophotometer.
The instrument from Konica Minolta Imaging is clearly aimed as the first creditable competitor to well known market leading spectrophotometer in this area.
Well, yes and no, not a lot for the past few months on my site. However, this is mainly due to me writing for FESPA, as their Colour Ambassador and for the Konica Minolta user group, Prokom.
There is lots of content covering many areas of colour management on both sites, including training videos and [...]
After visiting this year’s event I came away wondering if this was the time when continuous feed inkjet presses took their place as a creditable replacement for sheet fed offset litho in the most demanding commercial printing markets?
First, a digression, ‘continuous feed’ and also ‘cut sheet’ are what the digital press suppliers call web-fed [...]
Following on from last years launch of a ‘bespoke’ icc profile for Stora Enso’s PrimaPress lightweight super calendared publication paper, their Technical Customer Services team in Europe have now looked at their range of book papers.
With the increased use of 4-colour process printing on the specialist book papers, using both digital and offset litho, [...]
The revision to the scheme reflects changes in ISO printing standards and aligns its documentation requirements to those of ISO 9001:2015.
This makes the scheme suitable for all ISO and bespoke printing conditions [...]
Printing across borders? It would appear not!
Firstly it would be a good idea to read my blog ‘Fogra 51 and 52 profiles do not match ISO 12647/2 2013 which is still true apart from the last paragraph!
The aim by the ISO [...]
With the increasing use of UV curing on sheet-fed offset litho presses, shown by the number of new installations and retro fits of UV curing to existing machines, the area covered below becomes very important and interesting due to the higher inks costs of the inks for all flavours of UV curing, [...]
Many printing markets, such as packaging, point of sale and areas of the commercial sectors, due to the demands of the client, need to match brand, Pantone and other colours very accurately, often within De2000 2.5. This is a very [...]
PrimaPress is a lightweight uncoated (LWU) mechanical paper with lightweight coated (LWC) properties. PrimaPress has a brilliant print gloss, high whiteness, opacity as well as with excellent runnability. It is for heat set web offset production and designed to replace lightweight coated papers.
The standard range [...]
So is this problem? Well it could be if you are trying to print to exactly match the CMYK and white paper Lab figures from in the current ISO 12647/2 2013 standard.
The reason for the difference is, in itself, reasonable. The white paper Lab figures for the 8 ‘new’ papers in the standard, called [...]
- Paul Sherfield who runs the consultancy is well known in the printing and pre-media industry as having considerable knowledge on digital workflows, with a special expertise on the business reasoning behind such systems.
He has installed some of the most successful digital pre-press and pre media systems in the UK. For 2 years he worked on a number of medium term projects before starting the consultancy in July 2000. Before this he was a partner in what became one of the leading pre-press/printing companies in London.
He is active in a number of industry groups including the BPIF Technical Standards Committee, ISO TC 130 printing standards committees and is chair of the BPIF steering group for ISO 12647/2 UK certification, He is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences.