Why No Detail? Part 2. Up with Step Wedge Tests! Down with White Mesh!

Last week we ran a big Ink Kitchen list of reasons why you might not hold detail in your prints. My pals at Saati had a little more feedback. It is their usual type of feedback, helpful and practical. “First, make sure to run an exposure (cure) test and at least get into the range of optimum exposure.  The 21-step (Stouffer step wedge) guide we
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Misprint Monday: Registration

That green leaf in the photo isn’t arty, it is wrong. It is out of registration. Why are things out of register on your prints? Oh, let me count the possible ways… It wasn’t registered properly by the press operator. Start with the obvious, believe me I have seen folks do crazy stuff when all it needed was for the registration to be dialed in. Films
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SGIA Expo Atlanta 2015 – LED, Textured Digital Prints, and Cool Little Damn Bulbs

I saw some cool stuff at SGIA today. This is first of a few posts from here in Atlanta. Saati has a point source light that is LED, super fast exposure, constant exposure, energy saving, and what I like, super simple design. You can even control it from your phone via bluetooth if the control unit goes down. That’s Ross Balfour who has a cool
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Mis-print Monday. Out Damn Spot. Sorry, not.

A garment dyed shirt is a wonderful thing, comfortable and they come in beautiful colors. However, there are a few limitations that go along with these shirts and one is that you cannot remove the ink if you make a mistake. Best practices for garment dyed shirts: 1. Use a good emulsion 2. Get a thorough exposure 3. Carefully “pinhole” the screens and put tape on
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Indecent Exposure

Our shop and a friend’s shop were all ready to print shirts of the fight poster design for the upcoming Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana boxing match and were told somewhat abruptly that the job had been cancelled by the client. We didn’t really know what had happened until we spotted this article about a tweet heard round the creative world where designer Dan Cassaro scored a TKO in his response
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