Archives by Tag 'Digital printing'

Canon’s new UVgel ink technology offers Commercial Printers an attractive entry point into wide format printing.

Last updated: Thursday, March 9, 2017

Canon has introduced a revolutionary new product in the 64” roll to roll wide format market called the Colorado 1640. This printer offers the speed of many high-end 10’ (3 meter) roll to roll printers with running costs up to 40% less than 64” latex and or eco-solvent printers. The technology behind this printer is [...]

Canon Launches ProStream: High Speed, High Quality Inkjet Press

Last updated: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

On Feb 17, 2017 Canon launched the ProStream platform of high-speed digital color inkjet continuous feed printers. This platform offers customers the ability to print high quality images (1200 dpi, multibit), and very high speeds (1144 letter size pages per minute) on a wide variety of media including many standard coated offset stocks. Canon anticipates [...]

How a Commercial Printer Entered the Label Business in a Big Way

Last updated: Thursday, January 26, 2017

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, Caslon & Company I know it’s a slight departure from my usual focus on workflow software, but I wanted to share this conversation I had with Joshua Feller, owner of ColorZone (www.colorzone.com) in Benicia, California. We talked about the innovative ways they are using their EFI VUTEk and Jetrion [...]

New PRISMAsync Version 5 Gives Operators Real Power

Last updated: Wednesday, January 11, 2017

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, Caslon & Company Canon certainly doesn’t waste any time releasing improvements to their software! It seems like I just reviewed the new G7 color management capabilities in PRISMAsync and they already have a new major release. This one is called PRISMAsync Version 5 and it has a lot of [...]

Is it a Magazine, Direct Mail, or a Catalog?

Last updated: Thursday, December 15, 2016

I’m always on the lookout for interesting print applications.  And last weekend I unfolded my copy of the Wall Street Journal and found a 68 page publication called The Wixon Experience.  The publication is a cross between a magazine and a direct mail piece, with elements of a catalog as well. Wixon Jewelers is a [...]

Tis the Season for Print

Last updated: Thursday, December 1, 2016

The holiday season is a great time for print. I know that for our family it’s the peak demand for purchasing printed products. We give photobooks and calendars full of family photos as gifts.  And we send out Christmas cards featuring photo of our family. We really like to receive Christmas cards with photos and [...]

What makes RICOH Color Management Different?

Last updated: Tuesday, November 22, 2016

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, Caslon & Company Every manufacturer has a color management strategy, right? And they’re all pretty much the same, right? WRONG! I’ve had the opportunity to review several offerings from different vendors in the production space and each has taken different approaches with different benefits and limitations. Some leverage internal [...]

Studies Highlight Value of Direct Mail as Production Shifts to Color Inkjet

Last updated: Thursday, November 17, 2016

In North America the trend for Direct Mail print volume (primarily Standard Mail) has been flat for the last several years. Data from the USPS for the first half of 2016 shows the trend continuing.  Direct mail volumes have been holding steady while first class mail and periodicals continue to decline. It is becoming well [...]

The Color Management Secret I Learned at thINK

Last updated: Friday, October 28, 2016

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, Caslon & Company I attended the thINK conference, sponsored in part by Canon, back on the 11th and 12th of October and learned something really interesting about color management and inkjet. Now, it would be difficult to NOT learn something with dozens of educational sessions and hundreds of customers, [...]

What the heck is variable, personalized, specialty printing?

Last updated: Thursday, October 20, 2016

by Greg Cholmondeley, Workflow Practice Director, Caslon & Company I had a fascinating conversation yesterday with Eric Thibodeau, Worldwide Variable Print Business Manager for Xerox. We had a wide-ranging discussion about what variable data printing means today, how it relates to personalization, and the kinds of innovative opportunities it can create when used with specialty [...]