Blaming it on the inksWritten by Florie Lyn Masarate
When prints do not turn out fine, first things that people blame them into are inks that they use. They are under impression that inks are one of most common factors that affect output of printing materials. This is most especially seen in color printings and graphic designs. Not getting right kind of colors into printed materials would be charged on inks.
It is a known fact that inks sometimes encounter problems especially during course of printing. What people are not aware of, however, is that there are also considerations and things to know about inks before and when using them. People are just prone to make justifications to explain not knowing these factors. There are things that they want to believe and things that they do not know.
People believed that inks that are straight from container are ready to use. So just put them into their place in printer and they will get job done. What they do not know is that brand new inks needed stirring. During time that inks are packed and shipped out, they may have stilled in a certain place in container and may solidify. Stirring them would have prevented trouble and expense of replacing them without having used them in first place.
Some think that they already know inks they are using; therefore they should not read more about technical data and information about it. What they do not know is that some inks needed special processes and respected environments to produce right prints. it is important that people should have technical knowledge about equipments that they are using to avoid and be able to do something when encountering problems in course of printing.
The accuracy of colorsWritten by Florie Lyn Masarate
Design experts would know that colors may appear differently from one screen to next. So it would not be shocking for those who knew when they see their prints turning out not same as one they have been seeing so perfectly on screen. it is said that what you see on monitor is being converted to a different “color space”. That is why colors are not same when it is already in print because it has undergone color spaces while printing. One of technical explanations for these is that monitor sees images with use of RGB (that’s Red, Green and Blue) colors, while most printing companies use CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black) and Pantone Matching system. There goes your culprit. Try comparing printed result from one on screen. See any relation? Not even distant relatives.
The colors you wish to see on print changes in process of printing due to colors that are dominant on screen that varies from that on printers. Getting result you wanted would mean a lot of color testing and even some knowledge on colors.
The printing industry is continuously spending money, and time, in trying to make a calibrated monitor. The WYSIWP (what-you-see-is-what-you-print), as they say. This is solved by adjusting monitor to be able to reproduce what they think would come in print result and on paper. One variable that is also needed is inks that will be used. It would take a lot of combinations to be able to get right colors on paper to match screen colors. And of course, ink quality plays a major role, as not all are of same texture and do not produce exactly same colors.