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Fogra 51 and 52 profiles do not match ISO 12647/2 2103

So is this problem? Well it could be if you are trying to print to exactly match the CMYK and white paper Lab figures from in the curent ISO 12647/2 2013 standard. The reason for the difference  is, in itself, reasonable. The white paper lab figures for the 8 ‘new’ papers in the standard, called […]

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Automation and other lessons from drupa 2016

  Inkjet drupa, digital packaging drupa, special effects drupa, B1 digital drupa, what do you want to call it? This being my first Printfuture blog since drupa 2016, I want to highlight the challenge of automation. But first I must scream as loud as possible – It was a good drupa!!!! The global print industry […]

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Connect ALL

      By using Enfocus Connect ALL to extend their automation efforts all the way to the customer’s desktop, ProGraphics created much greater consistency and efficiency throughout the entire production process. This focus on Customer Automation – combined with the entire range of Enfocus Solutions – enabled ProGraphics to improve customer satisfaction, streamline operations, […]

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Screens the starting point for colour management?

Many will remember the ‘comfort’ of reviewing transparencies on a light box, and comparing them with proofs and printed sheets in light booths. What simple, happy days. But how many transparencies or colour prints do we see these days; very few I think. Over the last 12 years, digital photography has taken over in both […]

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Book printing – in robust health

Last month I addressed a conference of German book publishing production staff. This annual event, Arbeitstagung der Herstellungsleiter, has been held for almost 30 years and with over 100 delegates meeting over 3 days, it has to be said that as an event it is in robust health itself. The reason I mention the conference […]

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HP Expands Commercial Printing Fleet with Eight New Indigo and PageWide Web Presses

At the HP Pre-drupa event in Israel the most significant refresh of the HP indigo portfolio for 20 years was announced. Since 2001 A4 page volume has grown from 1 billion to a projected 30 billion in 2016 delivering 50% growth from drupa 2012 through to 2016. Since drupa 2012 customers have installed 300 units […]

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Millennials need print – the future for our industry

  Two recent research studies give fresh reasons for confidence that as the baby boomers ‘pass on to the other side’, print will still have central role in commercial markets. First came an InfoTrends multi-client study with the snappy title of ‘Direct Marketing Production Printing & Added Value Services: A Strategy for Growth’. Then came […]

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ISO 12647/2-2013 and Fogra 51/52

This latest version of ISO 12647/2 standard printing conditions for offset litho was published in late 2014. The Fogra 51, coated, and 52, uncoated, colour datasets and the new CMYK ECI profiles made from these datasets, PSO coated v3 and PSO uncoated v3 Fogra52, were released at the end of last year. And yes, it […]

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