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More graphics companies prioritising efficiency when switching inks

More graphics companies prioritising efficiency when switching inks

Quality Print Services (QPS) has seen an increase in sales of its most easy-to-use alternative inks, suggesting a trend of UK sign and graphics companies looking to improve workflow efficiencies in the print room. In particular, Chris Bailey, Director of QPS, says he has experienced a surge in print businesses choosing Nazdar 705 series ink, developed as a direct replacement for the HP FB 250 series inks for HP FB500/700 printer platforms. As it is a plug-and-play system, a new Nazdar 705 ink box is simply fitted directly behind an empty OEM box quickly and easily, with no requirement to flush or re-profile the RIP software and therefore no ink is wasted.


Wednesday, January 18, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (973)/Comments (0)/
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Cleaning Before You Wrap

Cleaning Before You Wrap

The durability of a vehicle wrap is only as good as the surface you're applying material to. Just like a poor paint job can cause failure so can an improperly cleaned vehicle. We get our fair share of dirty vehicles rolling in on the day of application. To be honest though, we've been a bit lax in instructing our customers on what they need to do to their vehicle before bringing their it in to be wrapped.

After seeing how much time we were spending cleaning and prepping vehicles before application we realized it was time to change our policy. We've since put together a simple hand-out, an instruction sheet for our customers so they know what we expect from them.

Monday, January 16, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (924)/Comments (0)/
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Put More Life in Your Prints

Put More Life in Your Prints

TrueVIS Color is the result of over 35 years of print industry experience dedicated to providing you with innovative technology to produce prints with the most vibrant colors and stunning details. It refers to the amazing output - wide gamut, intense blacks and rich colors, and incredibly smooth gradations - delivered through our redesigned TrueVIS Series. Combining newly designed FlexFire printheads, specially formulated TrueVIS Inks, and VersaWorks Dual RIP software, TrueVIS Color from Roland offers your business the future of print/cut. 
Friday, January 13, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (851)/Comments (0)/
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Nazdar 2300 Series - Multi-Cure Screen Ink

Nazdar 2300 Series - Multi-Cure Screen Ink

Meet Nazdar 2300 Series, a versatile screen ink curable with both traditional UV and UV-LED technologies, designed to meet the needs of the container and ad specialty markets.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (987)/Comments (0)/
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Mactac Product Spotlight - Cocoa Beach Ale House

Mactac Product Spotlight - Cocoa Beach Ale House

Jus Wrap it, a subsidiary company of Car Audio Cocoa, was established in the vibrant tourism city Cocoa, Florida, in 2014 and specializes in vehicle wraps and signs. A local and tourist favorite, Cocoa Beach Ale house, contacted Jus Wrap It, expressing an interest to liven up a bland wall in their outdoor space, which faces numerous major hotels. After several conferences with the Cocoa Beach Ale house owners, and the graphic design team at Jus Wrap It, the concept for the outdoor sign was born. All these two businesses needed was a reliable graphic product, and that’s when Mactac became involved. 
Tuesday, January 10, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (875)/Comments (0)/
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How to Apply – Wet or Dry?

How to Apply – Wet or Dry?

Installation Techniques for Windows Media

A variety of media options are available for window graphics. The type of adhesion helps determine if a wet or dry installation technique is best. A wet application is recommended for solvent-based adhesives. For water-based adhesives, dry method is preferred.
“There is no one-size-fits-all choice when it comes to window media,” comments Kitt Jones, application specialist, Roland DGA Corporation. “Whether you do wet or dry installation for these graphics is based on your ability—or your installer’s—to achieve a clean and bubble-free install.”
From opaque and clear to perforated and air egress features, window media options—both vinyl and film—encompass a variety of differentiating factors. There are advantages and disadvantages to both wet and dry application techniques.
Wednesday, January 4, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1496)/Comments (0)/
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Nazdar Debuts New Video Series: Meet the Inks

Nazdar Debuts New Video Series: Meet the Inks

Nazdar has premiered its new video series, Meet the Inks, which will endeavor to introduce customers and distributors alike to the unique advantages of each of the company's featured ink series.
"We have a lot of valuable information online about our products," says Nazdar's Videographer, Laura Patriquin, "but we wanted to convey the quality and diversity of our products, beyond just the data. We want customers to see how each of our inks provides optimum printability and high quality performance, and how they're fit for countless applications."
Nazdar offers a variety of products for the Digital, Screen, and Narrow Web markets, including solvent, water-based, and UV-curable formulations. Meet the Inks will feature products within each of these segments, showcasing the diversity of Nazdar products. Videos will be available on Nazdar's YouTube page, as well as on www.Nazdar.com.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (961)/Comments (0)/
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The Digital Eye: Photoshop Sizing Techniques that Work

The Digital Eye: Photoshop Sizing Techniques that Work

Increasing the size of an image has always been a source of consternation to the digital artist. Increasing the size or resolution of an image can sometimes compromise image quality, resulting in blurred edges, dulled colors and diminished contrast (see Figures 1A, B and C). Understanding how the various sizing methods affect the image helps you make an intelligent decision when you need to blow up your thumbnail-sized image to ginormous proportions. Hopefully this article will show you the ropes.


Tuesday, December 27, 2016/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (875)/Comments (0)/
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Gamut-Based Image Predictor

Gamut-Based Image Predictor

See the future of your image with new technology from Nazdar Consulting Services. The Graphics Industry is based on communicating with the written word and visual images. Some of those images are placed outdoors in the elements as signage, advertising, and functional graphics. These durable images will have an expected outdoor life and will change in appearance over time. The science of weathering inks and media is an established practice guided by ASTM standards.


Tuesday, December 20, 2016/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (791)/Comments (0)/
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G7 from the Customer’s Point of View

G7 from the Customer’s Point of View

“G7 from the Customer’s Point of View” Presented by: Sonja Dearden, Associate Print Production Manager, Lindt.
Save your clients endless frustration, reduce pulls from many to a couple, understand that G7 can be Pantone as well as 4-color and most important, don’t lose a client or prospect. (This session was recorded at GraphExpo 2016 in the Canon booth)

Thursday, December 15, 2016/Author: Lindsay Merwald/Number of views (1548)/Comments (0)/
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