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Kirk Green Discusses Signs.com's Ferrari Color Acquisition

Posted by Eileen Fritsch on 7/22/19 7:01 AM

Earlier this spring, Ferrari Color was acquired by Signs.com, a fast-growing online seller of large-format graphics. The news attracted attention, in part because Ferrari Color was such a well-known pioneer in the large-format graphics business.

But this isn’t a typical acquisition story. Entrepreneur Kirk Green has been serving as CEO of both Ferrari Color and Signs.com for the past 12 years.

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Topics: Wide Format, Customer Service, Business Operations

The What, Why and How of Dye Sublimation Printing

Posted by Lauren Searson on 5/8/19 12:03 PM

With its variety of applications — from rigid substrates to fabrics — dye sublimation printing is a growing industry trend. However, like any printing method, it has its own considerations, technology and processes — all of which require a thorough understanding and proper training.
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Topics: Wide Format, Color Management, SGIA Workshops, Inks, Fabrics, Dye Sublimation Printing

Color Management Training Makes Its Australian Debut

Posted by Ray Weiss on 5/2/19 4:16 PM

Two years ago, SGIA President and CEO Ford Bowers asked if I was willing to travel to Australia. “Sure, why not?” I replied, having no idea of the adventure that awaited me.

It had all started with Ford and SGIAA President, Nigel Davies discussing ways to revitalize SGIAA’s membership. Ford’s first suggestion was color management training and certification, which is where I entered the picture.

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Topics: Wide Format, Commercial Printing, Digital Textile Printing, Color Management Boot Camp, Color Management, Education, Workflow

The Hidden Obstacles to Optimizing Wide-Format Workflows

Posted by Erik Strik on 4/10/19 2:02 PM

The intricacies of color management are well-known throughout the digital print sector — but what else could be influencing inconsistent color production and exacerbating wide-format workflow bottlenecks?

PrintFactory invited print shop representatives to share their experiences and frustrations in a short survey, helping to create a fuller picture of the biggest blockers to productivity and profitability. 

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Topics: Wide Format, Research and Reporting, Color Management, Workflow

A Graphic Design Studio that Prints

Posted by Eileen Fritsch on 3/11/19 9:53 AM

Cirrus Visual in Tucson, Ariz., is one company that’s well positioned to produce many forms of brand marketing and experiences. Brandon Blair founded the company 15 years ago as a graphic design studio with commercial printing capabilities. Today, Cirrus Visual helps local companies and organizations develop and execute brand identities through services such as logo design, app design, business cards, direct-mail postcards, labels, packaging, business cards, trade show exhibits, online catalogs, event graphics, menus, magazines, T-shirt designs and vehicle wrap designs.

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Topics: Wide Format, Commercial Printing, Graphic Design, Branding, Convergence