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RIP and Color Management

Probably the most misunderstood topic in inkjet printing is RIP and color management software. Sometimes I think most companies would rather you not understand what it is all about. This page is designed to give you a basic guide. For a more in depth understanding, go...

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Third Party Ink Comparisons

Ink companies and so-called pseudo-ink companies talk about their products, advertising them as clog-free, drying faster, matching the standard manufacturer (OEM) inks, well-filtered and light-fast. The truth, however, is that most of these companies are no more than...

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Unclogging Inkjet Print Heads

If you are about to read this, it’s probably because your printer is over two years old and you’re having nozzle drop outs. This is extremely common with printers that haven’t been cleaned on a continual basis. There is information on the web...

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What is Anti-Aliasing?

What is Anti-Aliasing?

Anti-aliasing is a word that’s thrown around by photographers and gamers when dealing with graphics card images. Take a look at what anti-aliasing is, why we use it, and most importantly, when it’s best to not use it. It’s an important part of image...

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What Makes a Great Giclée Ink?

If you search YouTube for giclée archival Inks, you will see pigment inks from an Epson printer or maybe a Canon printer. While many people print fine art with Epson inks, looking at the hue value of Epson inks you will see that they’re much better for pre-press...

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What Resolution is Ideal for Printing?

This question has been discussed and misunderstood for years. This topic goes along with what color settings values in Photoshop, QuarkXPress, and InDesign are printable. This discussion often confuses people, especially when press houses request 300 DPI files....

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Why Color Management?

This subject is one that has frustrated photographers and print makers for years. We hope to shed some light on the subject and remove any stigma of “black magic”. Everyone knows it’s important, but can you easily learn color management to make...

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Why Do I Need a RIP?

Most everyone has heard the word Rip and someone may have given you the definition, Raster Image Processor and then lets you know you need a spectrophotometer, color management software and then tells you it is all going to cost you a few thousand dollars and you’re...

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