Recent content by Bret Hesler

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    Pantone: + or not?

    There are a bunch of additional colors in the 2xxx range.
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    QR codes taking over

    I have heard of mobile advertising... I got one to scan from the video, and it takes you to michaelalanalien on instagram.
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    Delta E'00 l:c:h weighting factors

    Our spot colors are verified by our ink vendor using DE2000, and again on press for packaging work. There is a print quality verification service that specifies it, as well as the 1:1:1 ratio. " Color difference formula: ΔE2000 Color Space kL* = 1 kC* = 1 kH* = 1, in accordance with ISO...
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    Moving the first page image to match end paper and cover page of a book

    I have also seen that done for better crossovers in perfect bound brochures, usually 1/8" (3mm) We called it kick out. It was a manual process.
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    AM 250 lpi

    No contradiction here. The last place I worked printed everything with 300LPI hybrid screening (Stochastic below 5% and above 95%) We let 300ppi images go, and found there are very few instances where extra resolution was helpful.
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    The New Face to the Customer

    1. Yes 2. They provide disposable procedure masks, but I got my own reusable, fabric ones. 3. Yes, but they didn't fit me.
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    Paste Binding

    We do this inline on a web press, which is much more than you need. You might be able to do inline gluing on a folder as described in this link.
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    gloss spot varnish HELP

    I'll second Magnus59 suggestion if you have UV capability. If not, sending out for UV coating is going to be your best bet.
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    Time planning software?

    In the past, I have used Trello in a large format department, and Ganttic to schedule Sheetfed, digital and large format.
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    cxf values

    You can load the .cxf values into the Exact using Exact Manager application. You can also create job setups, and update the firmware through there.
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    Covid-19 Creates Opportunity

    What about UV lamps for extra germ killing effect?
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    Idealliance SCCA Calculator

    I'm not sure if I have the latest version, but the one I have has a second tab for modifying custom data. It looks like you would need to get the characterization data from the profile, and will work with any patch count up to 1617.
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    Calculating Status T Density from Spectral Data

    I have a spreadsheet with the weighting factors and calculations in it. PM me, and I will email it to you. Bret

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