How to Print the Perfect Gray with Your Digital Printer

After weeks of designing, engineering, or modelling, you’ve finally sent your files to print. Now, there’s just one issue you hadn’t anticipated: the colour gray doesn’t look gray when it’s printed.  Why is Gray Difficult to Print? Unfortunately, gray is a challenging colour to print perfectly. On a screen, it’s made up of a solid colour, but in printing that colour is created by a series of dots that our eyes blend together. Digital printing uses larger dots, which are more noticeable when the dots are only using black ink. For optimal results, we recommend a gray that is made from a...

September 29th, 2021

How light affects your print job

You’ve sent your design files to your print shop and inspected a printed proof at their location and all the colours looked fine.  When you review the final prints in your office, you notice the colour isn’t what you expected.  This can be a common occurrence, and there are many factors that contribute to how we see colour. We all see colour a bit differently, but light is known to have the biggest impact on the colours we see. Light allows us to see colour, but because light is made up of nearly every visible colour, changing light sources affects the...

January 22nd, 2021

TR Trades Reproduction Ltd.

1744 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver BC

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