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Printed Color Goes Bad! CMYK vs. RGB

Posted by on Oct 31, 2012 in Blog, Printing Tips | Write a Comment

CMYK vs. RGB

Monitors, digital cameras and scanners use RGB (red, green,blue) to produce color while the printing process uses CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, black). Each process blends colors to produce a full range of color. Some colors do not reproduce well in 4-color process. Color intensity and increase of the actual color gamut can be achieved by using special RIP settings and high intensity LED UV lamps to set inks instantly on a wide range of papers. 200 line screen is often considered a quality standard. Increasing the line screen to 240ls or 300ls can increase the range of color achievable on press. For a near-perfect color match, we can add a spot color or two to the job.

 

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Printed Color Goes Bad! EQUIPMENT & PERSONNEL

Posted by on Oct 30, 2012 in Blog, Printing Tips | Write a Comment

Equipment & Personnel Resources

Not all printing equipment is the same and not all press operators produce the same quality work. Digital presses range from a glorified color toner style copier to a “close-to-offset” quality with a liquid ink. Smaller offset presses do not have the extensive roller system to lay down ink evenly and generously as do larger presses. And the age of the equipment does make a difference. New technology, better systems and equipment with environmentally sustainable processes produce better printing on a wider array of substrates, more efficiently.

 

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