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Is Your Operational Waste on the Rise?

Is Your Operational Waste on the Rise?

February 9, 2017

As we begin 2017, the economy is in its eighth year of growth and printing companies are, on average, enjoying the highest level of profitability since before the Great Recession. Growth, however, may have been accommodated with decisions counterproductive to reducing waste and improving performance. Floor space may have been haphazardly filled with inventory or additional equipment. Clutter and disorganization may have become the norm. Safety... Read More

Fujifilm Joins the 2017 PIA President's Conference

Fujifilm Joins the 2017 PIA President's Conference

February 7, 2017

Fujifilm's Graphic Systems Division is proud of its long-standing support of Printing Industries of America and honored to once again be a sponsor at the President's Conference in 2017. Our loyalty to PIA and its members aligns with Fujifilm's goal to be a leader in the graphic communications industry.  Our commitment to our collective industry is second to none, both in terms of personnel and investments. In the North America market alone, we... Read More

February OSHA Log Summary Posting Reminder

February OSHA Log Summary Posting Reminder

February 3, 2017

Attention, printers--it's OSHA 300 Log(s) season! Now is the time to make sure you complete the steps below! Review the 2016 OSHA 300 Log to verify it contains accurate entries for all recordable injuries and illnesses that occurred throughout the year. Make any additions or corrections necessary to ensure accuracy. Verify that each injury and illness recorded on the 300 Log is accurately recorded on a corresponding 301 Incident Report Form (or... Read More

Quality Focus and Improved Company Performance

Quality Focus and Improved Company Performance

December 29, 2016

The 2016 Printing Industry Management Survey findings recently published by Printing Industries of America (PIA) provide compelling reasons to attend PIA's 2017 Continuous Improvement Conference. The survey, which focused on studying effective management practices in the printing industry, was conducted jointly by PIA and the College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University.  Companies representing about 5% of the total PIA membership... Read More

Why Analyze Measurement Data Prior to Profile Creation?

Why Analyze Measurement Data Prior to Profile Creation?

December 2, 2016

In many situations measurement data is not perfect for ICC profiling and produces low quality profiles. Erroneous measurements can result in problems in production, often wasting time that could have been saved by making corrections beforehand, including editing primaries, adjusting white point of paper, and compensating for visual effects of optical brighteners in proofing. Ultimately, the quality of ICC or DeviceLink profiles is only as good... Read More

Why Use a Color Server if the Rip Already Has Color Management Included?

Why Use a Color Server if the Rip Already Has Color Management Included?

November 21, 2016

There are various options when it comes to a RIP and color management combination. Many shops run multiple printers which are all different models with the ability to handle the various print types including offset, large format, wide format, and digital. Having multiple printer models causes a learning curve because now the operators must learn and understand the functionalities of each printer and apply the proper settings before each job to... Read More

G7 Calibrate and Verify G7 Grayscale Compliance with Fiery Color Profiler Suite

G7 Calibrate and Verify G7 Grayscale Compliance with Fiery Color Profiler Suite

November 8, 2016

See how easy it is to pre-calibrate Fiery Driven(tm) print systems to G7 in the process of creating a custom output profile. Fiery Color Profiler Suite Awarded G7 System Certification EFI Fiery Color Profiler Suite was awarded G7 System Certification from Idealliance on May 20, 2016. The product is the first color-management toolset for cut-sheet digital print systems that provides G7 calibration, verification of G7 grayscale compliance, and... Read More

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