Dye sub and aqueous applications push this segment forward Wide format continues to be a desirable, value-added market area that both new and established print service providers appear to be keen to enter and to grow. The 2017 Printing Forecast, prepared by whattheythink.com, reports that wide format printing, and the related area of specialty printing, are the two leading options for printers looking to add new capabilities. In the same report, survey respondents identified the SGIA (Specialty Printing & Imaging Technology) Expo as the … Read more →
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Referred to as extended gamut or expanded gamut, seven colour printing (ECG or EG) is the process of adding more colours (usually, but not always, orange, green, and violet) to a conventional four colour process setup. This is popular from two perspectives: to increase the overall range of colours (a bigger gamut) as well as … Read more →
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Introduction Colour Management, the controlled communication and conversion of colour data, is seen as essential for brand management and effective communications. It’s used to specify and obtain the desired final colours, end-to-end, in-house, or across different companies and locations throughout the value chain. The ICC (International Color Consortium) led the original colour ‘charge’, and established … Read more →
Magazine publishing in Canada is alive and doing well, with three out of four people over the age of 12 having read a print magazine in the past three months, according to this spring’s PMB Readership Survey. Using consumer info from a two year period ending Dec. 2014, the survey also revealed that digital magazine … Read more →
Introduction 3D printing has garnered extensive attention of late – touted as the coming of the next industrial revolution, able to both bring manufacturing back to North America and Europe and ignite innovation on a global scale. Similar to what happened with the advent of the Internet, which saw everyone become an author and publisher, … Read more →
Canada has a relatively unique mix of a small population combined with a wealth of natural resources. This makeup also drives our energy consumption; due to our northern climate and geographic size, about 40% of the energy we produce is used for heating, and 30% for transport (www.centreforenergy.com). Canada is a global energy leader, and … Read more →
Custom Publishing is a well-established practice where brands and advertisers create their own media channels. It is ‘editorialized’ content, generally produced by a third party, often departments within traditional publishing companies. The difference is that the brands and advertisers are not buying space in someone else’s media, they are creating their own.
All things considered, now is a very good time to invest in capital equipment in Canada.