Expanded gamut with offset printing

Expanded gamut with offset printingContrary to the primary motivations of former systems such as Hexachrome, where high impact images were the aim, the revived interest in expanded gamut printing for offset has been driven by the potential commercial benefits. The ability to accurately simulate a wide range of special colours from a fixed printing process brings huge benefits to the printer. In…

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Why press pre-setting is important

Why press pre-setting is importantTo be read in conjunction with our articles ‘CIP3 and CIP4 explained’ and ‘Press pre-setting solutions’. In this supporting article we explore why press pre-setting is important, and why press ink-key curve optimisation is essential. The advantages of press pre-setting Press pre-setting provides information to the press about the ink coverage of a job. How much ink is required for each colour,…

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Press pre-setting solutions

Press pre-setting solutions To be read in conjunction with our article ‘CIP3 and CIP4 explained’.In this supporting article we explore some of the solutions available for Heidelberg press pre-setting and automation. Pre-setting Heidelberg presses  Although the PPF file format is both open and adopted widely across the pantheon of workflow and equipment vendors, the workflow and equipment vendors will charge for ‘in and…

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CIP3 and CIP4 explained

CIP3 and CIP4 explainedCIP3 CIP3 is an acronym derived from: International Cooperation for Integration of prepress, press and post press The ‘international cooperation’ is a not for profit organisation with members from a range of industry suppliers. The mission of the CIP3 organisation was to link (pre-set) data from prepress to the print and post-press production phases. The result of the CIP3 groups’ work was…

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