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While printing solid metallic grounds if we just add 20 % screen of black ink under the metallic ground the black screen will boost the solid metallic ground giving it extra strength. As metallic have high dispersion level, use of metallic inks cause faster wear and tear of the blanket. We suggest keeping a separate printing blanket for metallic jobs and the same blanket can also be used for solid ground jobs. The same technique can also be applied on normal jobs where solid ground is to be printed. By putting 20 % to 30 % screen under the solid ground the strength can be increased without releasing more ink and it will also prevent slow drying due to thicker ink film along with problem of impression coming on the back side of the substrate. The combination of cyan under black, cyan under shades of blue black under dark greens can be used to get best results. For ground jobs ink with a good body should be used, ink must have good flow and tack properties which is very important and also does not cause pilling problem. Before printing solid grounds never forget to check pH value of the substrate and water as these values play a very important role. Wrong pH values of paper and water can result in poor drying of the ink. Now you know how to print solid grounds and metallic colors with a difference we hope you'll get the benefit.


The Offset Principle



In the early part of the 20th century, it was discovered that ink could be transferred from the lithographic surface to an intermediate rubber surface and then to paper. The rubber intermediate, called a blanket, can transfer ink to paper and to a wide variety of materials that cannot be printed directly, including plastics and metals. Because the soft blanket conforms to the texture of the surface to be printed, lithographic image quality is unrivaled.
 Problems of Proofing
Printers have wrestled with proofing methods. But today as the techolology is spreading and many new ways of printing and communication are there it makes much more easiar for printers and consumers to selve the problem of proofing. This article explain's the proofing process and the best way to go through it.

Hard Copy Proofing in the printing industry today is divided into two main groups, content and contract. Content or imposition proofs are intended to show layout, typography, positioning of images on the page and in some cases, the division of color. These types of proofs are not intended to show the exact color or resolution of images contained in the project. Contract proofs, on the other hand are used to judge the quality of the images. With digital technology, there has emerged a method of electronically simulating the printed piece. This is referred to as a monitor or soft proof. Soft proofing has distinct advantages over hard proofing. Its main selling point is that it can be transmitted via internet or email quickly and efficiently. Multiple copies can be made and distributed cheaply.

Color printing on average requires two to four proofing cycles before a job is signed off as okay to print. Content proofs are needed for the first couple of proofs. This may take the form of a laser or inkjet print, which can be marked up for corrections or revisions. It can also take the form of an electronic proof. This can be either in the native document or more likely Adobe’s® PDF format. Once the content has been determined to be correct, a contract proof may or may not be requested. The duty of a contract proof can be said to render the document as close to the finishing process as possible. These proofs are used to judge the final quality in terms of color and resolution.

But what sort of proofing is right for you? It depends, of course, on your specific needs. If you are only concerned with content, than you might find a PDF emailed to you will be sufficient. With this type of proof, you can check for type reflow, cropping, layout and photo identification. If your job is to be printed in color, then you will be determine what elements are in which colors. You can even print it out on your desktop printer. Ask your printer to show you some examples of contract proofs and the resultant printed job. This can give you a practical idea as to the limits of the chosen proofing process, and there are limits, because, after all, unless it is made up of exactly the same inks and paper used to print the final job, (in other words, a press-proof) it is physically impossible for two different kinds of paper and pigments to look exactly the same.

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DIC India Limited has its registered and head offices at Kolkata and manufacturing facilities at Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Noida and Ahmedabad. The industrial coatings manufacturing facility of its wholly owned subsidiary DIC Coatings India Limited is located at Bangalore. DIC India’s major revenues are generated from printing inks. In keeping with its leadership status in its industry, DIC India is a truly all-India company. DIC India is part of Dainippon Ink & Chemicals Inc. of Japan (DIC). DIC, along with its subsidiaries, are the world leaders in printing inks with a global market share of nearly 40 per cent. DIC is not only a leader in Graphic Arts but has a strong presence in printers’ supplies, machinery, pigments and reprographic products. Dainippon Ink and Chemicals Incorporated (DIC), is one of Japan's most diversified chemical companies and the core of the DIC Group, which comprises approximately 300 subsidiaries and affiliates, including Sun Chemical Corp. and Reichhold, Inc., in more than 60 countries worldwide.



Bostik

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BOSTIK is your global partner in adhesives and sealants. Bostik is now a worldwide company of 4,500 employees with 55 production facilities and sales operations in 46 countries across five continents. With sales of 1.3 billions Euros in 2005, Bostik is a leader in the global adhesives and sealants marketplace with a balanced presence in the 3 major segments : industrial, construction, and consumer market. Bostik ‘s parent Company is TOTAL. With sales of 143 billions ˆ in 2005, TOTAL is the n°4 worldwide Oil and Gas company.

 

MAX Flex and Imaging Systems Pvt. Ltd

MAX has today grown into a company of a National Level with the head office located in Mumbai the Business Capital of India. Max now owns and operates 21 branch offices effectively servicing the clients in the printing and advertising industries all over India. Several locations are being acquired along with the staff having the regional marketing expertise. It was the brand value of MAXX™ that was huge incentive in itself for companies that operated independently but opted to join the Max Group of Companies as they visualised a far superior growth and great beneficial to their individual needs. This move enabled them to exploit their experience and contacts to yield much sweeter and better fruits as with the help of MAX it was possible to satisfy the huge requirements of their customers that were so far impossible for them to sustain individually.

 


Kodak

Kodak Polychrome Graphics

Kodak is a leading provider of innovative solutions for conventional, digital and blended print production environments.Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group, one of Kodak’s strategic business units, provides technologies; products and services that help print providers streamline processes, optimize efficiencies and broaden services. The most expansive portfolio for the graphic communications market includes solutions for:

Digital Printing
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High Volume & Wide Format Inkjet Printing
Document Imaging

With the largest global sales force, an experienced worldwide service network and extensive industry expertise, Kodak is the right partner to help customers grow their businesses.