Color Consistency: Using Ink Proofing to Overcome Challenges

Color, its importance and today’s need to accurately reproduce it on packaging cannot be overstated. The increase of brands in our market means colors must match perfectly in order to maintain buyer recognition and loyalty. Simply put, the only way to accomplish this goal of color consistency is to focus on ink standards and ensure … Continued

International Standard Provides New Color Management System

RESTON, VA—The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has announced the completion of the development of ISO 20677, Image technology colour management — Extensions to architecture, profile format and data structure. The ISO Technical Committee 130, Joint Working Group 7 (TC130/JWG7) that developed this international standard works closely with the International Color Consortium (ICC) on standards … Continued

Pantone Announces Color of the Year 2019: PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral

CARLSTADT, NJ—Pantone, a provider of professional color standards and digital solutions for the design industry, announced PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral as the Pantone Color of the Year 2019, an animating and life-affirming shade of orange with a golden undertone. Just as coral reefs are a source of sustenance and shelter to sea life, vibrant yet … Continued

The Contract Proof: Simulating Color Rendition & Minimum Printable Dot

It may seem like a very obvious question, but do you know how important a reliable contract proof is? Contract tests are the subject of interest for many printers and plate suppliers. The objective of these tests is clear: They must reliably simulate the real result of our sample printed on the machine. But the … Continued

3M Reveals Process Behind Adopting Color Management

For years, the print industry has been managing color visually with the help of press operators, various analog proofing systems and color chip books. Unfortunately, there is a lot of variability in this process. However, over the last decade we have been witness to many advancements in color measurement equipment, processes and standards. These advancements … Continued