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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. »

Password Security

Password Security

Online security is a vast and vital topic, and password security is one element of that topic that affects nearly everyone. Check out the six tips below for fundamental ways to make your passwords more secure. 1. Use a variety of upper- and lower-case letters, numbers, and special characters. Most websites and accounts supply rules about the minimum length of passwords and the mix of characters re... »

Effects of Temperature and Humidity on Paper

Effects of Temperature and Humidity on Paper

The environmental conditions of your paper storage and pressroom can have an impact on what is often the largest, most expensive component of a printing project—paper. By nature paper is dimensionally unstable and susceptible to temperature and humidity. As the climate in the air changes, so does the climate within the paper. Establishing a policy and procedures to ensure paper is in an optimum co... »

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... »

PDF and PDF/X Standards Demystified

PDF and PDF/X Standards Demystified

Initially, the concept of PDF/X was intended to facilitate the complete exchange of reliable digital data, particularly in a publications advertising workflow. Complete exchange means the file can be relied upon to be correct without further technical discussion or involvement. PDF/X is not yet another file format—a PDF/X file is a PDF file. More specifically, however, it is a restricted subset of... »

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