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.
The Future of Digital Print for Packaging
Published: July 17, 2018
Sean Smyth with Smithers Pira discusses the value of the Digital Print and Packaging show and shares some data on packaging forecasts for digital print.
Speed Outweighs Cost in Textiles
Published: July 16, 2018
Karsten Newbury, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Software for Gerber Technology, discusses the trends driving change in the textiles industry. Now more than ever, the industry is about speed with pressure on brands and manufacturers for faster time to market.
Frank Interviews Echo Communications Owner Howard Hoke
Published: July 13, 2018
Frank interviews Howard Hoke, COO and Owner of Echo Communications, a 14-employee print shop based in New London, N.H. Howard is an RIT grad who wound up owning his own printing company. Even though he has digital printing, he still uses offset presses, including a recently acquired used Heidelberg. Where did he find a press operator? Wal-Mart!
The Multi-Faceted World of Kohler's In-Plant
Published: July 12, 2018
Christopher Donlon, Associate Communications Manager of Print Production for Kohler, talks about the excitement and challenges of running an in-plant for a wide variety of products and services, ranging from plumbing fixtures to hospitality services.
From Traditional to Digital in Corrugated
Published: July 11, 2018
Chuck Slingerland, Vice President of Sales and Digital Operations for Abbott-Action, takes us through the digital journey for a traditional corrugated converter.