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
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
I was talking about press and prep issues the other day with my friend Larry Erwin, a trade veteran with 40 years of experience in and around pressrooms, and I mentioned to him that I thought that communication between press … 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
For prepress managers, “One good sheet to the numbers” is often all they need to help press operators get better results via corrective plate curves. So why is it so hard to get one? I take a look at that question … Continue reading
After years on opposite sides of the wall, press and prep departments are forging new bonds, and it’s a beautiful thing. Everybody who has seen “Casablanca” at least once (and isn’t that everybody?) remembers the last line of the movie … 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
It seems only yesterday that debate raged, or at least quietly burbled, regarding plate curves and color bars. “Should color bars be curved, or should they be linear?” was the question that inquiring minds wanted to know. Happily, that question … Continue reading
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
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
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