EFI has been shipping version 7 of Fiery XF for about a year now. The current version as of late July 2019 is v7.1.2. In this note, we touch upon some of the new features, as well as some of the “unfeatures” and give you our straight opinion as a […]
Color Management and Print Quality
Wondering if you should keep that expired ink cartridge in your Epson printer? If you aren’t concerned about the longevity of your printhead, perhaps the impact on color rendering might persuade you to swap it out for a fresh one.
Learn how to run a nozzle check and head cleaning on the Epson SureColor P-Series (P6000, P7000, P8000, P9000) printers and more.
These two exhibition-quality papers use photo black ink to generate deep black points and dramatic contrast. The natural cotton substrate delivers beautiful hand, creamy whites, and extended longevity.
Smooth Matte Fine Art papers deliver dreamy low-contrast images that appear to have developed within the surface of a luscious cotton substrate.
Are you noticing unwanted white lines in your prints? Do your prints have a strange color cast or appear dull but you aren’t using a filter? Is your printer printing out blank pages? Your nozzles are clogged. No need to panic: we’ve created a step-by-step troubleshooting process you can use […]
Yes, inkjet ink does expire. And using expired inks can damage your printer.
If you haven’t run a color optimization in Color Insight before, you might be struggling to understand the process. Luckily, the developer, Arch Color, has created comprehensive documentation on the optimization process.
Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) vinyl is generally a calendared product and will have more give/stretch than Polypropylene. For indoor applications, the polypropylene will generally do the trick and it is often more cost-effective. The vinyl is more appropriate for outdoor applications or other environments where it needs to shrink/grown depending upon […]
Epson printers function very well at 1440 dpi, and in general this should be the default setting. The 2880 dpi setting is overkill for almost all jobs. Its improvement in image detail is essentially imperceptible, and it slows the printer considerably. For proofing applications (175 lpi or less), or where […]
Tech Tip: What is the difference between the ways of specifying paper weight and thickness – gsm vs mil vs pound?
A: There are three most commonly used metrics for describing paper weight or thickness – gsm, mil, and pounds. GSM: The first is Grams per Square Meter (gsm), which measures mass per unit of area. A typical gsm for a good quality photo or proofing paper is 250. A thin […]