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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Hat tip to Brian Lawler for posting this photo of female press operators at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo on his blog. The six P’s of presswork and putting them all together A recent internet discussion asked the question: … Continue reading
The most frustrating continuing problem in the fabric and garment field is color matching. I’m not talking here about matching solid colors in large-scale textile production, which is a separate problem. I mean matching the designer’s intention when printing patterns … Continue reading
By now, if you have been paying attention, you have probably come to realize that an offset printing press cannot be controlled through density alone. The success of the G7 process has demonstrated that gray balance is the single … Continue reading
Printing seems like a world apart from the competitive world of NASCAR racing, but a recent conversation with a friend convinced me that the two have something very surprising in common. My friend works in the quality control department … Continue reading
It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory. ~W. Edwards Deming To those of us who enjoy reading technical articles, or attending technical conferences, the idea of change is bracing. We embrace change, and we like technology. We … Continue reading
A recent airline trip lead me to do something I rarely do: watch a baseball movie. But “Moneyball: Winning at an Unfair Game” is not your usual sports flick, and the lessons it teaches about trusting analysis over instinct and … Continue reading
A solar powered printing press still sounds futuristic, and probably little impractical, but in fact a working solar press was demonstrated back in the ’80s…..the 1880′s. Abel Pifre demonstrated his press in 1882 and used sunlight concentrated using an 11 … Continue reading
Every once in a while I get the feeling that the print industry’s ability to think clearly is declining along with its market share. Printers with shrinking pockets put hard-to-find resources into expensive technological fixes in the hope that with … Continue reading
Coming into mid-Janurary, many people who had made resolutions to become fit are realizing that physical fitness is not a “once and done” project but a continuous habit of daily striving. Achieving true process control in a printing process is … Continue reading
Well, I can’t believe how long it has been since I posted to the blog. Shame on me! A lot happened at the recent IPA color conference in Phoenix, but one of the most interesting developments happened outside of the … Continue reading
Dot gain, one of the fundamental metrics of printing, has recently come to be called TVI or Tonal Value Increase. It’s a distinction without a difference, an attempt to deal with the fact that digital prints may not have dots, … Continue reading
Every time I return to work from a trip to a trade show or technical conference, I have the same impression: “Wow!” “How about all that stuff!” By stuff I mean all the solutions that get presented to a rapt … Continue reading
We all know about the Male Code, that collection of rules that governs the behavior of guys: Always split the lunch bill in two, no matter what, never speak in a public restroom, and never, ever, ever ask for directions. But how about … Continue reading