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Standard Group Hosts Sold-Out IDEAlliance G7 Expert/Professional Training Seminar in PA
August 20, 2014

Commercial printers from around North America attended the IDEAlliance G7 Expert/Professional Training Seminar at the The Standard Group's Print and Technology Center in Lititz, PA. The sold-out training seminar combined classroom lectures by Don Hutcheson, G7 Inventor and Instructor, and live demonstrations by The Standard Group Print Production Team and covered proofing and press calibration and ICC profiling.

Consistency Counts!
June 19, 2013

How successful service providers are implementing the right tools to deliver consistent color according to industry standards.

Success with Crossover Color: Streamlining digital and offset technologies
September 25, 2012

Recognizing that digital printing has become a mainstream technology, offset printers are increasingly adding digital capabilities to their repertoire of offerings. In some shops, short-run jobs are run entirely on digital presses. Some do short-runs on a digital device and a longer runs of the same job on a offset machine. Others combine variable content digital pages with those from an offset press in the same job.

In each case, colors have to match and the overall look and feel of the document must meet customers' requirements with minimal differences. This webinar will discuss how printers are successfully using the best features of both technologies AND managing color across offset and digital presses.
Our expert panelists will share their experiences on such key issues as:

  • Ensuring jobs run on different devices look the same
  • Managing paper selections
  • Setting customer expectations
  • Color management tools and profiles used for success
  • Managing color for logos and other branding requirements

Click here to view this webinar!


Phoning in Press Okays - Literally
July 24, 2012

Sabine’s out-of-town client, a very sophisticated direct marketing agency, had examined the press okay process, jettisoned accepted assumptions, and along the way demolished the model entirely. Air travel, hotels, loupe, D50 lighting, heck, even dots. Who needs any of it?

IDEAlliance Offering Roadmap to Process Control in Three-Part Webinar
July 12, 2012

In the in-depth, three-part “IdeasOnline Webinar” series—titled “G7 Process Control Webinar: A Roadmap to Efficiency & Predictability”—print providers will discover the process and benefits of standardizing their print production workflows. All sessions are from 2-3 p.m. Eastern Time.

Here’s Why We Avoid Four-Color Body Type
April 4, 2012

Thank you, The Wall Street Journal. You did me and a whole lot of other production managers a huge favor today with your printing foul-up. Every couple of years, it seems, I have to talk an editor out of going along with a designer’s proposal to jazz up a publication by getting rid of boring old black body type in articles. “Ooh, purple would look nice.”

The Journal printed a graphic showing Pinterest postings intended to inspire innovation among General Electric employees. The Pinterest captions use colored body type, which is fine for the web but looked like mud when printed