Thought Leadership Video Series
Joe Fazzi discusses the new XRGA color standard
Published on October 5, 2010
INTERVIEWER: So now, what are some of the solutions that X-Rite has for dealing with not only the optical brightener issue, but other color measurement and management problems.
JOE FAZZI: I would say the most important feature right now is when—when, we, our industry, focuses heavily on proofs. So we make proofs, the designer okays the proofs and the proof is sent to the printer. We use an instrument, it been done at the studio level for getting the proof done and then we have another instrument that’s at the press side. And the instruments themselves are challenged. The industry went and said, “Hey, you know what? I need an instrument to do this and I need a lot of them.” Well, I can make a really good one for $5,000 or you know, I can make an industry acceptable one for $900.
When we have a good price point for an instrument that’s reliable, we do have some variation. And the variation between instrument to instrument is – can be a challenge, at times.
What X-Rite has come out with is, XRGA is a way for them to correct the error from instrument to instrument. So it’s a very effective way for us to correct the inner instrument variation, take the guesswork out of, is this proof good or bad. And is it bad because of my instrument. Very, very useful. Very exciting technology.
Frank is Entranced by Pop-up Cards
Published: December 2, 2016
Frank is entranced by pop-up cards from opencardnow.com. Former typographer Julie Brumlik has a new career with pop-up origami. Frank even shares his pop-up Gutenberg book.
ASU's Print & Imaging Lab Leads the Way in Workflow Integration
Published: December 1, 2016
Chris Halkovic, Web-to-Print Manager at Arizona State University's Print and Imaging Lab, talks about how the shop/learning environment is integrating Web2Print and MIS for a coherent and automated workflow for printed materials and 3D objects.
Universal Wilde Has Transformed Its Business with Production Inkjet
Published: November 30, 2016
Universal Wilde in Massachusetts is the largest direct marketing and book printing company in the state. Its Vice President of Operations and Technology, Jeff McFadden, explains the company's decision to acquire production inkjet about 5 years ago. Today, about 75% of its production ink work being book production with the rest being direct mail. He also shares his thoughts about the value of users groups like thINK.
Diversification at SunDance Offers an Exceptional Customer Experience
Published: November 29, 2016
JohnHenry Ruggieri, Managing Partner at SunDance in Orlando, shares thoughts about the importance of focusing on core competencies, bringing as many services in house as possible in order to meet a wider variety of customer needs. He discusses how his various HP printing solution's contribute to providing a great customer experience.
Monitoring Performance Across the Shop
Published: November 28, 2016
Dave Erwin, SVP at Racami, talks about the company's role in providing technology solutions for commercial printers to provide them with a visibility dashboard to monitor performance across the shop.