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How Many Colors Do You Need?

Most printers and print buyers are familiar with color bars used to maintain quality, but how many color patches do you really need? And which ones? How do we find the balance between not enough information and too much? The … Continue reading

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What If the Construction Business Were Run Like the Printing Business?

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

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Where do Packaging Buyers Come From?

  (And how is a box different from a poster?) I worked for many years with print buyers from the entertainment industry-those hip and trendy people who bridge the space between the glamor world of Hollywood and the grubby trenches … Continue reading

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