The printing press has become a sophisticated piece of equipment. Depending upon its configuration, it is capable of printing on many different materials. A print job might require metal or paper or some sort of plastic based substrate. Unlike earlier generations of printing presses that were one trick ponies, today’s presses are able to take advantage of special ink formulations, UV printing technologies, and other advancements to apply inks to a wide range of plastics and synthetics.
You have a great idea for signage, you worked hard on the concept, and now you need to bring it to life. You bring your artwork to the printer and they look at you and ask… “Do you want this on PETG or acrylic?” That question might not mean a thing to you. After all, you probably aren’t a material scientist. The better question might have been, “What will your sign encounter?”
The printing industry is undergoing rapid changes due to customer expectations and technological advancement. As customers invest in workflow technologies, it is important that print manufacturers take notice and adapt to those trends.
Proper laser maintenance can ensure that your laser is performing at its highest degree, and a well-maintained laser can have a longer working life than a laser that isn’t thoroughly cared for. Some fabricators watch maintenance fall low on the priority list, and once out of sight, it’s out of mind.
Have you ever wondered what it takes for a graphic to go from idea to design to final printed form? For a graphic designer, the workflow is something that has become second-nature to them. They understand every step of the process, but for those who aren’t in the graphic design industry, this process isn’t that clear.
MCT Digital and Gerber Technology announced Gerber’s acquisition of MCT Digital; signaling a new era in automated cutting and finishing and offering seamless print to cut workflow integration to a variety of customers worldwide.
Exhibitors at trade shows spend vast amounts of time planning for meetings with prospective clients, putting together presentations, and preparing their booth for walk-up visitors and prospective clients. Vendors, however, aren’t the only ones who must stay organized, approachable, and efficient in the multi-channel, short-sale cycle, trade show setting.
So you have a digital cutting table that needs a new belt but are not sure how to do it yourself? We know it may seem tricky at first, so we put together this step by step outline to make things easier. After all, doesn’t it feel great to say you accomplished a DIY project?…
So you have a digital cutting table that needs a new belt but are not sure how to do it yourself? We know it may seem tricky at first, so we put together this step by step outline to make things easier.
At first glance, QR codes look like square mazes, but they are much more than unusual-looking images. They are present on most things today, and, while some people don’t know what they’re looking at, most people know that QR codes are links to something new.