WOW! 5 Lenticular Printing Effects You’ve Never Seen Before

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WOW! 5 Lenticular Printing Effects You’ve Never Seen Before

SHARE NOWYou’re simply beginning to understand the facility of lenticular printing, however do you know all of the choices you have got for printing artistic lenticular prints? Here are 5 lenticular printing results:             Lenticular results: Flip The easiest of all animation results, it includes a picture change, or flip, from one picture to the subsequent. A lenticular flip permits as much as three separate pictures to be mixed and seen independently when seen at totally different angles whereas shifting the lenticular lens. Flip photographs are probably the most primary, nevertheless they will produce probably the most dramatic results. Lenticular results: 3D Depth The phantasm of depth and distance between parts from the foreground to background. 3D depth is created by following the idea of parallax. Our mind compares the totally different views from our proper and left eyes making a three-dimensional visible. Lenticular results: Morph Lenticular morph impact steadily modifications one picture to a different picture. Although any two objects may be morphed, the know-how works greatest when the 2 pictures are comparable in form and on a standard background. Lenticular results: Zoom Zooming is the impact of a picture showing to maneuver nearer or farther away in a collection of animated positions. The impact works greatest when the background is widespread all through all the animated photographs, and has been designed with a looping of the picture with no apparent begin or end. Lenticular results: Motion/Video/Animation Motion/Video/Animation makes use of a number of frames of an motion displaying motion from its starting to finish. It could be very very similar to watching a film clip, however on a medium that requires no energy. This impact is greatest optimized when the background stays fixed all through the sequence. Typically this requires the supply to be animation, video or sequenced nonetheless photographs. What sort of lenticular printing providers have impressed you? Please depart a remark under and share… (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5) Loading...   SHARE...

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Lenticular Printing: Hue Got To See This!

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Lenticular Printing: Hue Got To See This!

SHARE NOWLooking for a strategy to break via the muddle? Create an on the spot dialog? Nothing engages readers greater than lenticular printing. Often thought as an costly advertising piece, lenticular printing is now very reasonably priced. Marketing items can now include two or three totally different pictures which can flip when the cardboard is rotated top-to-bottom. This method is ideal for demonstrating before-and-after examples. Examples of lenticular printing results are: flip, 3D, morph, zoom, movement and mixture. Lenticular printing is a means of printing interlaced pictures onto a lens that may enlarge the totally different photographs when seen at totally different angles. Lenticular is a CMYK printing course of, nevertheless the picture is printed backwards (wrong-reading) on the other aspect of the lens. When the lens is seen from the entrance, the picture is right-reading. Lenticular prints might be printed on each side utilizing a laminating course of. The back-side of the cardboard is simply out there with typical CMYK printing and isn’t lenticular. Not positive methods to put together your paintings for lenticular? HiDefColor is a lenticular printer and may create the complete piece from artistic to completed glad shopper. In reality, use our expertise and create a worry-free advertising marketing campaign that’s positive to pay a HUGE ROI. Want to see this dynamic advertising piece in your arms? Click right here and supply me together with your tackle and I’ll ship you a pattern for FREE! Sorry, out there inside United States solely. What are some methods you possibly can your lenticular know-how in your advertising? Please depart a remark under… (2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5) Loading...   SHARE...

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VIDEO: 3D Printing May Solve Organ Donor Crisis

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VIDEO: 3D Printing May Solve Organ Donor Crisis

SHARE NOW  Where will printing take us next? The future of print is brighter than some may think. 3D Printing is a new and exciting development in the world of inkjet technology. It works on the premise of printing 3D models layer by layer; akin to layer cake. In the case of creating human organs, the sequence of layers is derived from MRI scans ensuring the exact dimensions of the replacement organ. The human cells are harvested form the recipient and stored in an ‘oven’ that replicates the environment of the human body, from temperature to oxygen levels. The living cells are then ‘printed’ with the data from the MRI scan. Instead of printing with ink, the printer is printing with human cells. Truly fascinating! So the question needs to be asked, can we grow organs instead of transplanting them? Surgeon Anthony Atala demonstrates an experimental process where organ donor replacement may be on the way of being solved. His customized 3D printer demonstrates the production of a human kidney. It is noted that this technology is in its early infancy, but one cannot think of the potential of true human heroes and their passion for helping others. Forward to 7:18 for printing demonstration Could this technology have helped one of your loved ones? SHARE...

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Online G7 Master Printer Certification

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Online G7 Master Printer Certification

SHARE NOWHiDefColor is proud to be a part of G7 Master Printer community! The G7 Master Printer Certification is a qualification program that identifies printing corporations which have been educated to print to G7 Neutral Print Density Curves making certain grey stability throughout the tonal vary. The benefit to facilitating a G7 workflow ensures print purchaser expectations of the closest colour match from proof to press and throughout different strategies of printing from offset to digital to giant format merchandise. Although all strategies of printing (offset, digital, giant format) have their very own shade gamuts, the impact of printing to impartial density print curves leads to a visible colour match of every totally different product to the human eye. The result’s your branded id could have a visible shade match from totally different places and totally different printing units. The G7 Master Printer Certification additionally means we use trendy colorimetry know-how and make use of G7 course of controls to assure shade high quality. HiDefColor is likely one of the few on-line printers who’re G7 Master Printers. The G7 Master Printer standing is audited and renewed on a yearly foundation. Visit our on-line G7 printing website and get your shade proper on the primary order and each order afterwards.  Start Here and Download our G7 CMYK profile   Have you heard of G7 Master Printer Certification? Please depart your feedback under… (11 votes, average: 4.82 out of 5) Loading...     SHARE...

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How Crossovers and Gutter-Jumps are Printed and Bound

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How Crossovers and Gutter-Jumps are Printed and Bound

SHARE NOWI used to be requested the opposite day about producing a calendar for the brand new yr. The distinctive problem with this challenge was that it wasn’t a typical template calendar and that its design includes style images that crosses over the backbone onto the web page beneath. Large photographs that cross over the backbone/gutter within the binding course of are generally known as a ‘gutter leap’ or ‘crossover’. This design is used incessantly within the journal and guide publishing business, however it might be comparatively unknown to most graphic designers or photographers as to the way it’s produced. It could also be one of many final challenges for a top quality business printer to do efficiently. It depends on each division (prepress, press, postpress) on doing there job precisely to specification to tug off a profitable high quality copy. This submit will cowl the intricate particulars on how the pictures efficiently register/line-up and how the right colour occurs on press. Let’s begin with the fundamentals of web page format. Books, magazines, calendars and different publications that are sure are printed in signatures. Signatures are a selected group of pages, often in teams of 16, that are specified by a selected place on the press sheet (Eight pages per aspect of press sheet). After the sheet is printed it’s folded in half 3 times to a measurement simply bigger than the ultimate trim measurement. Multiple signatures will produce a guide of 48, 64 or 96 pages. All books are printed this manner and often will include signatures in both Eight web page, 16 web page or 32 web page varieties. This is the web page format for a 16 web page signature. This is the entrance aspect of the press sheet – observe web page numbers and pages are positioned head-to-head:     This is the again aspect of the press sheet – word web page numbers and pages are positioned head-to-head:   Prepress will use this format to exactly place/align the shoppers’ efficiently ready PDF information. The format will change barely if the meant publication will probably be good sure versus a saddle stitched publication. Fortunately, all crossovers/gutter jumps are all the time positioned on the identical aspect of the press sheet permitting for simpler shade matching of photographs on press. Therefore, in a 16 web page signature, there are Eight pages per entrance and again aspect of the press sheet; Eight pages = 4 web page spreads.   Let’s now take a look at web page spreads and see how they are positioned within the signature. Let’s begin with the 4 web page spreads on the BACK aspect of the shape:   Here’s the positioning of those 4 spreads on the BACK aspect of the 16 web page signature. Notice how exact the ink densities are required to get the right shade to align throughout the width...

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Stochastic Printing Process Renders Larger CMYK Gamut

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Stochastic Printing Process Renders Larger CMYK Gamut

SHARE NOWStochastic printing process ability to produce a larger CMYK color gamut is one of the best secrets to producing high quality color on press. Conventional halftones, often referred to as AM screens (amplitude modulated), distribute ink over a grid of dots that increase in size for darker tones. Throughout the tone scale, the frequency of dots remains the same, but the size or amplitude increases. The ink and water requirements vary greatly throughout the tonal range, causing a basic lithographic instability for which there are no on press controls. An alternative to traditional halftone printing is stochastic printing process. The ink water requirements are more evenly distributed throughout the tonal range thereby overcoming the inherent instability of the AM screen. Stochastic printing is referred to as FM screening (frequency modulated), because the number and frequency of dots changes with tonality. Note that the average size of dot structures remains relatively constant through the tone scale. The dots are positioned in a pseudo random pattern to avoid moiré and patterning problems. Many people are aware that stochastic printing (FM) brings certain quality benefits to print, but few have realized the true potential of stochastic printing to deliver more predictable and stable color to their presswork and a larger CMYK color gamut. Let’s look at the comparison of primary colors (Red, Green, Blue) and how the screens compare in trapping/overprinting subtractive colors (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow). Stochastic Printing vs Conventional Printing Halftone Dots Primary Red   Primary Green   Primary Blue   NOTE: the ink sequence on a printing press is black, cyan, magenta and yellow. Each ink gradually decreases in tack for overprinting efficiency to allow primary colors – red, green, blue – to be as bright as possible. Notice the greater range of tones in all three primary colors with stochastic printing (FM) resulting in a larger CMYK color gamut. This demonstration shows that stochastic printing (FM) prints cleaner, with greater vibrancy and a midtone color gamut that is not achievable with AM screens. In the example above, you can see the effect in a number of areas. If you look in the Magenta patches you will see a distinct difference between the AM and stochastic printing (FM). The tiny dots that make up a stochastic printing (FM) are actually more efficient at trapping and remitting light than AM screens. A small amount of light on the edge of every dot gets scattered through the paper and through the ink. This is what is called optical gain. With stochastic printing process, a larger percentage of light that hits the printed sheet passes through the ink. This means that less ink is required for a given visual tone and the increased optical effect filters out a greater percentage of the complementary colors that are reflected from the paper surface. It is the complementary colors that contaminate the color we should be...

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VIDEO: The End of Print?

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VIDEO: The End of Print?

SHARE NOWIs this the trend of where printing is going or gone?     BTW, the iPad comes with the car. What do you think? Please leave your comments below…   SHARE...

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Expand your Creative Options with Digital Dimensional Printing

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Expand your Creative Options with Digital Dimensional Printing

SHARE NOWHow many times have you sat in those marketing meetings trying to think of a clever, unique way of creating marketing pieces? A new innovative and inexpensive printing method is digital dimensional printing. Digital dimensional printing is a raised, high gloss, spot coating that creates an additional sensory feel to your marketing pieces. This raised or 3-D effect helps your communications stand out in a crowded marketplace. Images and photographs that look like they have a textural feel are perfect images to start with since the reader will already have a mental thought of what the image will feel like. Images that are highly detailed are also a great selection to use digital dimensional printing One particular case study is from a residential commercial roofing company. Their marketing challenge was two-fold: one, how to produce marketing samples that accurately reproduce the many different colors of their roofing shingles and two, create the sensory effect of a shingle. The solution? Digital dimensional printing. The individual colored shingles were scanned, not photographed, and brought into Adobe Photoshop for color correction. The colors were accurately matched using a spectrophotometer and cross-referenced with LAB values on screen and readings from the actual shingle. Once the LAB color corrected images were approved, the images were converted to our GRACoL CMYK color profile for printing on Nexpress. The selection for the texture was made by cross-referencing the various color channels and manipulating curves to create a high contrast selection of individual pebbles in the shingle. The marketing campaign results were incredible and great ROI. Digital dimensional printing is a great alternative to raised UV coating and less expensive. It is completely recyclable and does not require any special de-inking process and uses no VOCs (volatile organic compounds) to the environment. What are your thoughts on creative ways to use digital dimensional printing?   SHARE...

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What is a RIP – Raster Image Processor?

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What is a RIP – Raster Image Processor?

SHARE NOWWhat is a RIP? A simple analogy is Photoshop. Have you ever opened a PDF with Photoshop? The ‘Import PDF’ dialogue window prompts you with two important fields: resolution and mode. After inputting resolution, mode and clicking OK, Photoshop starts the raster image process – converting the PDF into a bitmap. Raster is another term for bitmap.     This is essentially what happens in prepress, however with much more sophisticated software and hardware. The main difference between the two is bit depth. Photoshop will convert a PDF file into an 8-bits/channel bitmap, while a high-end prepress RIP will convert the PDF file into a 1-bit/channel bitmap. 1 bit/channel is binary – on or off, black or white. 8-bits/channel is grayscale, meaning 28 =256 levels of gray – continuous tone. In Photoshop, a common resolution would be 300 pixels per inch. In prepress, resolutions can go as high as 5080 dots per inch rendering a printing plate. Note the difference between pixels and dots. Images are composed and displayed as pixels, while dots are what are used to render a printing plate. In essence, the RIP is the device that converts type, vector graphics, continuous tone images, screens and all other content into a high resolution grid of binary pixels that the laser will render onto a printing plate. Imagine a 5080 dots per inch grid at a size of 40″x30″ with various pixels turned on or off. This is a printing plate. Since a printing press cannot print continuous tone, these tiny little dots create the illusion of continuous tone. Stochastic printing-FM screening is responsible for creating the illusion of the 8-bit grayscale with only 1-bit binary imaging. Color Images are separated into CMYK and screened with stochastic-FM dots. Stochastic printing is far superior than conventional printing halftone dots because of their ability to render incredible detail. Raster Image Processors are now running Adobe PDF Print Engine 2 software replacing Postscript. That’s why PDFs are the standard for submitting files for press.   SHARE...

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VIDEO: Ink is a Printer’s Best Friend

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VIDEO: Ink is a Printer’s Best Friend

SHARE NOW  This has to be one of the best videos I’ve ever seen. Please take a few minutes out of your day and watch this video. It’s great to see the passion people take with their jobs to produce the best color possible. Our business truly is a craft run by passionate people who genuinely care about their work. If you have an appreciation for Art, you will truly enjoy this video. What could be more important to producing great color on press than ink?   Tip: View this at ‘1080’ full screen for best results. Press pause, let it spool up and enjoy…   SHARE...

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