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October 28-30
Charlotte, NC

Session 4: Rounding the Curves

Fingerprinting, whether following Near-Neutral Calibration (NNC)/G7 or traditional Tonal Value Increase (TVI), documents the press’ conditions and the resulting print quality across the web under stable and repeatable conditions. The end result of the fingerprint is the creation of compensation curves.

Hear an explanation of the two fingerprints and the differences between them, then watch a live demonstration of a fingerprint run on a virtual reality (VR) press. Discover how the fingerprint data is used in prepress and where the curves are applied in the RIP.

“‘Fingerprint’ is a very descriptive word and is a step in the process that should not be missed or taken lightly. The data collected from the fingerprint will be a descriptive analysis of how a specific press will print under specific conditions laid out during optimization. The data or curves will be key moving forward for prepress, and will improve a printer’s overall graphic and color replication respective to that press.”

Keith Nagle, Fall Conference 2019 Program Chair

Speakers

headshot Catherine Haynes

Know Your Fingerprint
Catherine Haynes, All Printing Resources Inc (APR)

Fingerprinting is the process we use to establish curves for a production process. Having completed the optimization process, it is now time to bring the variables together, confirm the standards for which we are aiming, and define a set of curves that will enable us to manage the process. Hear a review of the benefits of the newer SCTV metric as it compares to traditional Murray-Davies TVI curves. And learn the advantages of using NNC as a methodology for calibrating a press to a known standard.

headshot Bobby Congdon
headshot Christopher Teachout
headshot Bobby Congdonheadshot Christopher Teachout

Demonstrating a Fingerprint Run
Bobby Congdon, Clemson University
Christopher Teachout, Daetwyler Corp

Bobby and Chris will fire up the VR press and perform a fingerprint run.

headshot AJ Grome

Slow Down to Go Faster
AJ Grome, E.C. Shaw Co

We now have a really cool printed sheet with lots of blocks, lines, letters and screens on it. Learn what really happens with this information when it is received by a premedia provider. Find out what they do with that data and how it is important to a printer.

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An intimate setting to see the latest products and services, and to make lasting industry connections.

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Hotel

Book your stay at the Sheraton Charlotte Hotel and get a discounted rate with FTA’s room block.

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Plan your time in Charlotte with eight technical sessions and multiple networking opportunities.

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