Blogs

Setting Up a Wide-Format Digital Printing Operation

Expanding into wide-format is exciting, but requires creating a smart manufacturing layout to produce the printed items profitably.

How to Make a Non-Standard Ink Set Conform to Standard

With 2D curves, we can only change tints/tones for each color through the tonal range; we cannot change the 100% solid.

Want the Best Talent Today? Write the Best Job Posting.

A good job posting helps less skilled people or those who aren’t a good fit self-select out of the process.

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Business Management

Expanding into wide-format is exciting, but requires creating a smart manufacturing layout to produce the printed items profitably.

A good job posting helps less skilled people or those who aren’t a good fit self-select out of the process.

While the reality of specific types of applications being used in multiple ways has existed for a long time, technology may be increasi

Color/Quality Control

With 2D curves, we can only change tints/tones for each color through the tonal range; we cannot change the 100% solid.

Color management is a term that has been used for years, but most print shop managers and owners leave the color to their experts.

Trying to achieve a shared visual appearance between products printed on different media with different printers can be challenging.

Consumables - General

Phil Webster, head of Industrial Sales, EMEA at Drytac discusses the core benefits of pattern coating technology.

Selecting the right adhesive is critical for the success of different applications. If you chose wrong, you risk ruining the project.

Mounting adhesives were used extensively in the early days of digital imaging, but their use has waned in recent years.

Training & Education

If you’re thinking of getting into the interiors market, NeoCon is the place to meet industry leaders.

Printing patterns for use in interiors is different than printing other types of products because patterns need to be in repeat.

Trade shows may have looked different in 2021. So, after a year off, what did we see?

Finishing

In the modern market, varnishing is now regarded as a tool that can help add a whole new dimension to applications.

Silvering is a common issue that occurs when laminating a printed job.

The products offered by Rollem International, including systems spanning the printing spectrum, work to expand the product offerings of print providers, promote differentiation in the marketplace, and ease print production and finishing. PRINTING United Booth 10351.

Consumables - Media

You can do more with your wide-format printer, including offering heat transfer vinyl applications.

Window graphics are a key part of the marketing mix. So, why not capitalize on opportunities inside with double-sided window graphics?

For any wall or floor graphics application, it’s essential that the graphic itself will stand the test of time.

Interactive Print

The value Augmented Reality brings to all forms of print is significant.

With the latest innovations in printed electronics, we move one step closer to the ability to directly print microchips onto paper.

From a design perspective, you could say it was the year of the QR Code Comeback.

Software

File errors are one of the biggest workflow cripplers in the printing industry.

When you run wide and grand format inkjet equipment, it’s imperative that you perform a nozzle check each morning.

A prosperous 2020 was planned, with an array of events foiled by COVID-19. But one market was booming: digital print-on-demand.

Digital Printing - Inkjet

Considerations of print speed, print quality, and flexibility factor strongly in wide-format equipment purchases.

Technology advancements allow operations of all sizes to adopt industrial décor printing.

Sustainable printing, faster adaptability, and the influx of creative design are some of the drivers for the predicted growth of DTG.

Consumables - Ink

Breaking down the types of inks and what they’re used for helps match the application to the best print technology.

Understanding how materials work with specific print and ink technologies is a key foundation of product development.

Watching for — and responding to — disruptive technology and changing consumer interest factors into business decisions every day.

Mailing/Fulfillment

We’ve heard a lot on the news about essential businesses during COVID-19, but 1 we all count on that isn’t mentioned much is the USPS.