The AIS Blog

FLAAR Loves AIS Symphonic Ink

For those of you that do not know about Flaar, Dr. Nicholas Hellmuth developed a successful testing studio. If you’re interested in purchasing new equipment or want to learn about topics we do not cover, FLAAR is a great resource. FLAAR Digital Imaging...

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Windex vs AIS Cleaning Fluids

Windex is a good window cleaner because it cleans a window and evaporates quickly. Many folks may use Windex to clear clogs in their print systems, but it’s quick evaporation properties that make it great for windows make it a poor fit for cleaning your heads or...

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Surtex Trade Show 2015

Surtex Trade Show 2015

Responses to our booth ranged from “Wow, the most brilliant colors I have ever seen!” to “Your prints of my artwork are more iridescent than the original file!” The booth contained textile pre-press prints on matte paper, cotton banners, silk...

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Xrite – Pantone – Epson CMYK vs RGBYK

For years we have been given printers with 4-color CMYK pallet even though there have been 4 extra channels of light inks. Over 10 years ago we we also given the opportunity to add Orange and Green, a 6-color combination, but many print houses rejected Orange and...

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AIS UltraMax Ink Light Resistance

There have been many discussions on Longevity of inks. The question inevitably is asked regarding fade resistance, how your inks stand up to Epson’s for longevity. I do apologize for not having a simple answer for you and or having used so-called expert testing, but...

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A Rip vs Photoshop Printing

When printing through Photoshop you are utilizing the Epson Driver as the Rip. The Epson driver offers you pre-made setups for different papers. The good news about this approach is that it has all the ink calculations and controls of light and dark inks done for you....

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Understanding The Makeup of Gray Ink

Understanding The Makeup of Gray Ink

When Epson Introduced Utrachrome with the 7600/9600/4000 printers they introduced Light Black Ink and the issue of Bronzing became the topic the day shortly after. The reason for Bronzing relates to the affect of Carbon Black as it is diluted to form a lighter shade....

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