Let’s say you are printing from an i Mac. You have all the latest drivers installed on your system, and all the latest firmware on the printer. Your file has a light screen in it and looks fine when printed at 600 dpi. But you decide that at 600 dpi the text really isn’t that sharp. So you print at 1200 dpi. The text is better but the light screen becomes almost invisible and looks more pink than green. The only setting changed is the dpi setting. What’s wrong?
Fiery’s support for spot colours via SpotOn, and SpotOn works with a name-matching system. So, if you have a spot colour and can’t make Fiery to accept a spot colour correctly, try changing the name of the spot colour separation in the file to make it match the name of the SpotOn swatch.
Why do prints with a custom ICC profile sometimes get washed out if a profile is used in an integrated Fiery RIP? And why does the same profile produce accurate colours if the image is converted to the profile in Photoshop and printed without any colour management?
How does a printer calculate the ink usage of a specific job? It’s an important question, if only because it should be known to stick a price on a job. It used to be done by applying the SPANKS formula. Today, it isn’t that straightforward anymore.
Here’s an Infographic on how super wide format inkjet printers are changing the way we look at printing — and even at high-quality printed output. with live links to source documents, and the mentioned interview video.
Resolution can mean a lot of things, but I’d like to discuss the meaning that designers and photographers are all too familiar with: image resolution and printed resolution — printed as in output to a printer and a computer or mobile screen. Resolution isn’t all that easy to understand; there’s a lot of confusion. Let’s take that away.
JMC SignMakers, a printer/signage service provider in the Netherlands, was one of the first in Europe to install and deploy a UV LED curing super wide format inkjet printer.
How does a Zebra label printer run on a Lion machine? Without special drivers, until recently: not very good. The last driver update by Apple took care of that. Lion’s Zebra capabilities are exemplary now.
The title of this story isn’t a typo. Some products out there exist that allow you to print big documents on less paper, while others support printing with less ink to save money. A couple of services exist that allow you to save paper and ink when printing office documents and web pages. PrintEco is [...]