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.
Out of Stock
Published: January 18, 2019
Frank comments about shortages of printed books. At the end of 2018, bookstores— and even Amazon—ran out of inventory for certain bestsellers. Ebooks have not truly replaced printed books and we are still trying to find the equilibrium between ebooks, on-demand books, and long-run printed books.
Frank Books a Hotel Room
Published: January 11, 2019
Frank discovers a hotel lounge that uses the printed encyclopedia as part of the décor. The Hilton Fanueil Hall in Boston has 40 or more sets of various reference encyclopedias in a small room off the main entrance.
Celebrating a Quarter-Century of Digital Color Printing Part 2: Indigo
Published: December 21, 2018
Frank celebrates the 25th anniversary of HP Indigo. What began as Benny Landa’s groundbreaking technology is now a multi-billion-dollar worldwide business. It ushered in the era of on-demand color printing, and, more importantly, the use of variable-data printing for personalized promotion.
Cybersecurity in the Printing Industry
Published: December 20, 2018
Carlos Fernandes, CEO of Agile Cybersecurity Solutions, discusses the importance of cybersecurity in the printing industry.
Specialty Print Communications Delivers Data-Driven Mail with Production Inkjet
Published: December 19, 2018
Adam LeFebvre, President of Specialty Print Communications (SPC), talks with David Zwang about the company's niche in high-volume, data-driven direct mail and loyalty marketing solutions. SPC recently installed the Canon Océ Prostream 1000 and Canon Océ VarioPrint i300 to bring in new business from its existing customers and to open up opportunities with new customers.