pressSIGN-Pro is a G7® Certified System that measures, controls, monitors and evaluates the colour printing process for litho, digital, flexo and gravure.
pressSIGN-Pro features a complete set of analysis tools to improve press and operator performance identifying issues of both quality and wastage.
Each pressSIGN-Pro installation includes the pressSIGN-Pro server, pressSIGN-Pro client, a pressSIGN-Trends client and pressSIGN-Mobile client. Additional clients can be purchased.
G7 has become the de facto methodology for attaining consistent color results. But all too ofter, the G7 qualification run is a once-a-year event rarely duplicated during daily production. PressSIGN is a G7 certified system that enables printers to attain and maintain G7 on every print job and no need for wasteful fingerprint runs. Track G7 gray balance on every job. Create NPDC gray balance curves and import them into every rip and workflow on the planet. Make G7 a daily reality, not a once-a-year special event.
PressSIGN scores both CMYK and spot colors for all printing conditions, including solid ink LAB values, TVI, Gray Balance, Overprint and more.
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FM screening is prized by high-quality printers because of the enhanced detail and expanded midrange color gamut it offers, but color matching to a conventional proof can be frustrating. Even though modern inkjet proofs use FM screening and show no … Continue reading
The first installment of this series showed why offset printing using FM screening cannot completely match proofs based on a conventional AM-based GRACoL proof. The mismatch can’t be fixed with curves, but it can be resolved with device-link profiles. We … Continue reading
FM screening makes it possible to create printing of ultra-premium quality: not only does it result in a print with no visible dots, but it also creates colors with greater purity and saturation, particularly in the quarter to middle tone … Continue reading
Most of us are looking at a lot more color patches than we were just a few years ago, and we’re paying more attention to what we see; but which color bar is right? What are all these different … Continue reading
Expanded gamut is the buzz of the year, with endless discussions of the fine technical points of EG printing; but in the flurry of details, we may be ignoring the hard problem of expanded gamut printing: consistent process control. … Continue reading
Why Fingerprinting Your Press May be the Worst Idea Ever Ever since printers became aware of standards and specifications, press fingerprinting-AKA press characterization-has been the gold standard for printers who care about standards and want to optimize their printing process; most often … Continue reading
Not all printers love standards: Some like to think that they already print “beyond” the standards; others feel that printing to standards is an unnecessary burden that gets in the way of production. Here’s why printing and buying to standards … Continue reading
The great detective had a good deal to say that applies to printers, and anyone who wants to improve color quality and reduce waste could learn a good deal from mister Sherlock Holmes. Holmes Print Tip #1: “It is a … Continue reading
As graphic arts professionals, we think of ourselves as technically savvy. But are we really as sophisticated as construction workers? The role of management in a process control program is complicated because, despite lip-service to standards, there is such a … Continue reading
We know why average printers struggle with standards and consistency; but why do the highest-quality printers sometimes find the same issues so challenging? It’s easy to understand why mediocre printers have difficulty hitting print standards. They frequently lack the required … Continue reading
It’s understood that print buyers are concerned with quality and price, and printers are concerned with efficiency and profitability; but a recent presentation by Martine Padilla made me realize that these goals are not only not in conflict, but are … Continue reading
By now, recycling is a given for nearly all responsible printers. Additional and even more significant gains in sustainability can be achieved by becoming more efficient and reducing waste from the start. I recently visited a very large packaging printer, … Continue reading
Some printers balk at investing in themselves because they see print as a shrinking industry, and they chose to ride it out to its soon-to-come demise rather than take a chance spending money to improve their process and become leaders … Continue reading