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Nine Print Sample Videos from Graph Expo 2014

Jim Hamilton
 Dec 9, 2014

I’ve recorded nine short videos (each is three and half minutes or less) that highlight some interesting print samples from Graph Expo 2014:

Dscoop9: A Video-Aided Re-Cap

Jim Hamilton
 Mar 20, 2014

My trip to Dscoop9 was short — one day only — but fabulous. In the time I was there I saw a hilarious and thought-provoking keynote, spent hours on the show floor collecting print samples (see links to videos below), moderated a panel of innovative HP Indigo 10000 users, met with HP Indigo executives, and interviewed an HP “Graphics Influencer.”

Here are my take-aways from the day I spent at Dscoop9:

  • How Important Is Dscoop to HP? Dion Weisler was at Dscoop9. Read more »

The Dscoop7 Book of Possibilities

Jim Hamilton
 Apr 19, 2012



In this video blog I discuss a print sample called the “Book of Possibilities” that was handed out at the recent Dscoop7 user conference. Created using HP Indigo technology, the sample book highlights a range of interesting special effects (such as white ink and raised printing) and substrates (including watercolor paper, pearlescents, and metallics). The piece was designed by Cipher Creative Group and paper was provided by GPA Specialty Substrate Solutions, Mohawk Fine Papers, NewPage, Finch, Sappi, and Neenah Paper.

A Great Hybrid (Inkjet/Web Offset) Print Sample

Jim Hamilton
 Feb 7, 2012

 

In this video blog I discuss a marvelous print sample that was produced by SPC, Specialty Print Communications. What I find particularly interesting about it is how it combines two technologies: high-speed process color inkjet and web offset lithography. With leading edge technologies such as this, you often need a well-designed print sample to show off your new capabilities. SPC does that very well. So first, here are the specifics. On the web offset side, this was done on a Goss Sunday 2000 press using process colors and a 175 line-per-inch halftone screen. The press is also capable of laying down spot gloss, either UV coating or varnish. On the inkjet side, the images were produced by a Kodak Prosper S10 imprinting system set up to produce process color at 600 dots per inch in two 4.16” bands across the page. SPC notes that you need to leave a 4” space between the inkjet bands, which they refer to as channels. The piece was printed on a 7-pt.NewPage TrueJet gloss cover stock.

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Fenske Media: “Information is the Currency of the 21st Century”

Jim Hamilton
 Dec 13, 2011

I had a chance to visit Fenske Media again last week as part of an analyst briefing sponsored by Kodak. This was my second visit to Fenske Media this year (see my blog on my previous visit) but even so there were plenty of new things to see. They run a fantastic operation and it was fascinating to see it again to explore what had changed since my last visit.

Fenske Media is a major Kodak customer, with color products from three Kodak platforms: NexPress, Versamark VL, and Prosper. Their color Prosper 5000XL is the newest arrival of the three, though it has already been there a year so they have had plenty of experience using it.

The Fenske brothers next to their Kodak Prosper 5000XL

The Fenske brothers next to their Kodak Prosper 5000XL

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Two Social Media Stories from ON DEMAND 2011: Crasher Squirrel and the QR Code on the Rug

Jim Hamilton
 Apr 8, 2011

Two social media stories from ON DEMAND 2011 caught my fancy:

  • The Squirrel that Went Viral — Rob Covey, Senior Vice President of Content Development & Design for National Geographic’s Digital Media division, gave the opening day keynote. His points about creating fun applications and basking in the warm glow of the National Geographic brand provided an interesting overview on how to engage audiences with professional and user-generated content. Covey told an amusing story about the viral life of a user-submitted photo of a curious squirrel and a vacationing couple by a lake. The couple uploaded the shot to National Geographic’s Your Photo site, then the photo took on a life of its own. It has since become an Internet darling that has generated a Web page and an iPhone app (enabling you to insert the squirrel into any photo). The squirrel is now so famous it has its own Wikipedia page under “Crasher Squirrel.” I file this under “Interesting, but non-revenue producing.” The next story has more of a sales angle.

Original Crasher Squirrel Photo

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Print Samples from ON DEMAND 2011

Jim Hamilton
 Mar 29, 2011

In this video I discuss a range of print samples that I picked up at ON DEMAND 2011.

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