Ray Weiss

Ray Weiss

Ray assists association members with information on digital printing as well as digital equipment, materials, and vendor referrals. He oversees training and certification workshops at PRINTING United Alliance. Ray is project manager for both the PDAA Certification program and the PRINTING United Alliance Digital Color Professional Certification program and is an instructor for the Color Management Boot Camps as well as a G7 expert. Ray regularly contributes to the Association’s Journal and won the 2016 Swormstedt Award for Best in Class writing in the Digital Printing category. Ray was inducted into the Academy of Screen and Digital Printing Technologies (ASDPT) in 2020. He also works with SkillsUSA to conduct the National Competition for Graphics Imaging Sublimation. Outside of work, Ray enjoys biking, international cuisine and spending time with his three fantastic grandkids.

Rev up your Skills This March with PDAA

March is gearing up to be a month of opportunity for professionals in the Vehicle and Fleet arena and those working with Rigid Signage. Here’s your chance to shift into high gear with the PDAA Vehicle and Fleet training and certification, March 22-24, 2024, in Raleigh, NC, as well as the PDAA Rigid Signage training and certification, March 27-28, 2024, in Silver Spring, MD. Enhance your skills and drive your career forward.

The Hot Color is Barbie Pink

Barbie pink is PANTONE 219 C. How different is the solid ink color from the CMYK build of that color?

Understanding the Relationship Between Digital Textile Printing and Coatings

Significant gains are being made by digital printing in the overall textile printing market. And though traditional dye-sublimation still has the lion’s share in this market, strides are being made with direct-to-textile printers. One area often overlooked is coatings and their impact on printing with textiles.

Technology Focus: Aqueous, Durable Aqueous, Latex, and Resin Printers

At one time, the only consideration when looking at digital printing with water-based inks was whether it was dye- or pigment-based. Fast forward to today and the choices are much broader and diverse. When deciding what printer or ink technology, remember it’s all about application, application, application.