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5 Tips for InterTech™ Technology Awards Hopefuls

April 8, 2019

Printing Industries of America is currently seeking the next wave of print and graphic arts technologies for the 2019 InterTechTM Technology Awards. If your company has a truly innovative technology set to impact the printing industry, here are five tips to help you optimize your entry: 1. Highlight Innovation Relevancy The InterTechTM Technology Awards program focuses on honoring those technologies considered to make a significant advancement... Read More

Imaging Stability: The Foundation for Great Print Quality

Imaging Stability: The Foundation for Great Print Quality

March 29, 2019

Great print quality depends on many things, including your processes, your employees, your printing press, and your paper and ink. But before a job even gets to the pressroom, print quality starts with imaging stability in prepress. "Imaging stability" is defined as reliable and robust imaging of the plate in the CTP device, using technology that: Tolerates and/or automatically corrects for the normal day-to-day variability in a printing... Read More

TAGA Ambassador Q&A with Katlyn Coddington

TAGA Ambassador Q&A with Katlyn Coddington

March 14, 2019

Technical Association of the Graphic Arts Student Ambassador Katlyn Coddington is an Graphic Arts Management student at Ball State University. She enjoys the family-like aspect of TAGA and finds herself immersed in hands-on creation. What school do you attend and what are you currently studying? I attend Ball State University and I am a Graphic Arts Management major with a minor in Business Administration. What makes your major unique? What do... Read More

The Hidden Costs of Plate Processing

March 13, 2019

Kodak's plate specialists have seen it all when it comes to plates, working with our customers to figure out what's going on if their plates aren't performing as expected. One thing they see often are problems that happen as a result of plate processing--and the time and money that's wasted in both prepress and the pressroom dealing with these problems. Plate processing has inherent variability and quality concerns that can affect the plate... Read More

TAGA Ambassador Q&A with Rachel Goldberg

TAGA Ambassador Q&A with Rachel Goldberg

March 12, 2019

Technical Association of the Graphic Arts Student Ambassador Rachel Goldberg is an Industrial Design student at Rochester Institute of Technology. She loves using her hands to build and create. TAGA offers her a change of pace and the ability to learn how to make models, finished products, and 3D renders of objects that she designs or creates. What school do you attend, and what are you currently studying? I am currently studying Industrial... Read More

TAGA Ambassador Q&A with Tristan Thomas

TAGA Ambassador Q&A with Tristan Thomas

March 8, 2019

Technical Association of the Graphic Arts Student Ambassador Tristan Thomas from Appalachian State University takes pride in her double major, Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology and Biology. She enjoys the hands-on aspect of graphic arts and thoroughly enjoys spending time with her TAGA peers and industry professionals. What school do you attend, and what are you currently studying? I go to Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina... Read More

The Value of Self-Awareness at Work

The Value of Self-Awareness at Work

March 5, 2019

View the original article: https://www.calipercorp.com/value-self-awareness-work/. Great leaders often have several traits in common. We tend to see characteristics like strong communication, a positive attitude and a sense of integrity on the short list. But, where does self-awareness come into play? This attribute is often overlooked in leaders, but here at Caliper, we argue that this characteristic can make or break a work environment. By... Read More

TAGA Ambassador Q&A with Sabrina Alaimo

TAGA Ambassador Q&A with Sabrina Alaimo

February 26, 2019

The Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) is pleased to announce the new TAGA Social Media Ambassador program! This program is a way to get students involved with TAGA by agreeing to donate their voice. They share our mission and their personal connection to our organization on all social media channels, so please be sure to follow along! The TAGA Ambassadors come from across North America, representing Ryerson University, Clemson... Read More

Be Like Mike…and Optimize Press Performance

February 21, 2019

Mike Granata of Checkmate Graphics knows a thing or two about how to get the most out of his KODAK NEXPRESS Press. He typically runs about 100 jobs per day - most of them heavy coverage - using a variety of substrates and Fifth Imaging Unit solutions. (That adds up to roughly 500,000 impressions per month.) In fact, Mike has been keeping his press running at peak productivity almost constantly for the last 15 years. How does he do it? By paying... Read More

7 Words You Should Never Say in Lean Six Sigma

February 18, 2019

This article originally ran as part of TMAC's Lean Six Sigma Newsletter. In the 1970s, the late comedian George Carlin perfected a routine in which he listed seven words that could not be used on broadcast television. Carlin was known for his acerbic wit and ability to skewer bureaucrats, politicians, and anyone else that he found to be arrogant, pompous, or just plain ignorant. He loved words and often found humor in how words were used.... Read More

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