WSPA's Posts

DRUPA 2016 Tech Review

DRUPA 2016 Tech Review

Printing Industries of America’s Vice President of Education and Marketing Strategies, Julie Shaffer, recently attended DRUPA 2016. To download a PDF version of Julie’s review of the new technology on display at the show, click here or click the image below. »

Benefits of Centralized Workflow Information

Benefits of Centralized Workflow Information

It appears the economy has stabilized, though attempting to find savings in workflow production can be difficult. Where can you determine your bottlenecks? How can an organization correctly identify and act on these bottlenecks before they cut into profits? Installing and running a Management Information System (MIS) with an integrated workflow can give you this information quickly and easily. Usi... »

Anti-setoff Spray Powder Control Tips

Anti-setoff Spray Powder Control Tips

Many advances have been made in developing rapid ink drying systems, but most printers will have to contend with spray powder to prevent setoff well into the foreseeable future. Powder tends to accumulate on presses, overhead light fixtures, ceiling rafters, and surrounding pressroom areas. Press operators often overlook the fact that such buildup interferes with press performance and print qual­i... »

Tip for Your Designer: Toner and Large Solids

Tip for Your Designer: Toner and Large Solids

Software tools give creatives the ability to design with almost limitless boundaries. If you can think of it, you can design it. What must not ever be forgotten is to design within the limitations of the printing process. One example of this point is reproducing large solids or tinted areas on a toner-based device. While lithographic presses have the ability to reproduce solids evenly, toner-based... »

Unsharp Mask in Photoshop

Unsharp Mask in Photoshop

When images are captured either via scanning or digital photography, a certain amount of softness is introduced into the digital image. To achieve the most accurate reproduction, the images must be sharpened–usually through the use of one of the many sharpening filters in Photoshop. The softness within images occurs at two points. First, when continuous tone information (either a real-life scene w... »

Color Correcting Images in the RGB Color Space

Color Correcting Images in the RGB Color Space

What is the best tool to use when color correcting images in Photoshop? There are many tools that can be used to make color adjustments to images, and most are capable of giving good results. However, the real issue is not the tool being used to correct color, but utilizing the most appropriate color space for correcting color images. Many designers and prepress professionals will convert images t... »

Page 1 of 512345