New Tool Improves Large-Format Printing

PITTSBURG, PA | Printing Industries of America's Center for Technology & Research announces the development of two large format offset press-test forms, said to be critical for package printers. The new 35x50-in. test form is run on press sheets with width sizes ranging from 51 in. to 56 in., while the new 42x62-in. test form is for press sheets with width sizes ranging from 63 in. to 65 in.

New press-test forms fit large-format presses, eliminating the need for extra stepping on large-format presses commonly used in package printing. For package printers, these new large-format test forms are claimed an ideal diagnostic tool. By objectively assessing press attributes and print conditions, these press-test forms are one of the primary ways to analyze printing problems, control color conditions, achieve quality printing with less waste, and optimize press performance with reduced makeready time.

These large-format test forms contain numerous mechanical elements, color management, and quality control targets designed for specific purposes, including diagnosing a press's mechanical conditions and attributes, establishing print characterization, achieving color management (ISO 12647-2 Print Standard and ISO/TS 10128) calibration requirements, and maintaining process and quality control specifications. For more information, e-mail research@printing.org.


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