Achieving good colour and a spot colour’s reliability and consistency is easier than many people think. That said, there are various practical measures one can take that will affect the bottom line directly.
The International Digital Enterprise Alliance’s (IDEAlliance’s) G7 methodology for calibrating inkjet printers and other devices improves wide-format graphic production by ensuring colours are more consistent and repeatable throughout the workflow.
For a long time, colour management was only seldom used in large-format printing. Sign shop personnel would linearize and then send their cyan, magenta, yellow and key/black (CMYK) jobs to their digital printers.
Industrial printing is a dynamic and potentially rich area that opens new opportunities for print service providers (PSPs) to extend their range of applications, but it is important for a minimum set of parameters to define the visual characteristics and technical properties of their products.