When you think of digital wide-format printing, you don’t typically think of incorporating variable data. For one-off projects, variable data just doesn’t enter the equation.
Which Raster Image Processor (RIP) do you use for color management and why? The second part of that question is the focus of this article: Why or why not to use a specific RIP.
At the start of each year, the wide-format printing consulting service considers the trends that are likely to have the greatest impact in the coming year. Wide-format printing is a diverse product category that spans key environments, such ace workgroups, photography professionals, architectural and engineering companies, as well as a wide presence in graphic arts and industrial environments.
The development of digital textile printing has profoundly affected the design, creation, understanding and use of textiles. In fact, the technology has reached such levels of performance and speed that it no longer is considered as being useful for only sampling and low-volume runs.
The inkjet printing process involves many essential components including ink and fluids, and their delivery systems, substrates, coatings, driver boards and software. The inkjet printhead sits in the center of the process, delivering ink or other fluids to their print receiver.
My previous SGIA Journal articles Are You Finished Yet? (November/December 2015) and Are You Finished Yet — Part 2 (January/February 2016) focused on vinyl banners and rigid substrates, and overlooked the textile side of things — much to my chagrin!
Color — it’s everywhere we look. Think of that exotic car (it’s red, of course), to the vibrant green of a lush rainforest, all the way to the deep blue of the ocean. Your assignment is to print these memory colors onto hundreds of different surfaces while using a myriad of different processes — oh, and have them all look the same. Piece of cake! Right?
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