Supply55 releases ColorCheckQA™ a quality assurance, color sampling, verification and preflighting software utility

ColorCheckQA is an intuitive software utility for color sampling, verification and preflighting print environments in combination with an X-Rite i1Pro, i1 Pro2, EFI1000 and EFI2000 spectrophotometer.

Power up the X-Rite and EFI spectrophotometers with the ColorCheckQA Quality and Sample Tools:

ColorCheckQA Quality Tool: The Quality Tool delivers fast, accurate verification of the print environment with Go/No-Go feedback. Get it right before printing with ColorCheckQA.

ColorCheckQA Sample Tool: Simplify and improve color matching, generate accurate LAB, LCH and sRGB values from color swatches or samples. Read more »

What You Should Know About Heat Pressing on Dye Sublimated Fabrics

 What is Dye Sublimation? Most polyester fabrics, such as many of the popular “Performance Garments”, are dyed using a sublimation process. The dye sublimation process uses high heat to permanently fuse   the colorant   into a polyester fabric. Heat serves two critical functions in this dying process.  First, the heat causes the pores of the polyester fabric to open up, so the material […] Read more »

Selecting the Best Heat Press Machine for Your Shop

With so many makes and models of heat presses, selecting one is usually confusing.  To make the right purchasing decision for your business, you need to thoroughly investigate your options. Start by asking the right questions. Here’s what you should know before you sign on the dotted line. Read more »

Digital Printing on Banners

Advancements in digital print technology and the introduction of top coated fabric have allowed printers to expand their product offerings to include fabric banners. These technological advancements include: the ability of the machinery to feed and process heavier weight materials; improved compatibility of the inks with fabrics; and higher print quality. Read more »

Pigment Ink Versus Dye-based Ink for Digital Printing.

Digital printing inks are similar to other inks and paints. All of these products consist of two basic components:  a colorant (dye or pigment) and a liquid carrier or vehicle.  The varieties of digital printing inks include aqueous inks, solvent inks, ecosolvent inks, latex inks and UV-curable inks.  With so many choices available in wide […] Read more »

Supply55 ISA International Sign Expo Booth 1100

See Supply55 and the Guardian Calender at ISA Las Vegas, Booth 1100. Hands on sublimation demonstrations throughout the show. Thursday, April 20th Friday, April 21st Saturday, April 22nd Guardian Calender Product Information: www.guardiancalender.com. Guardian Calender Product Overview Video: Click Here for Video   Read more »

Comparing Heat Transfer Films with Screen Printed Graphics

A high quality polyurethane heat transfer film will outlast a screen printed garment hands down. In fact, if you properly process and care for a polyurethane heat transfer, the applique should last the life of the garment.  We all know what happens to a screen printed shirt after a dozen washes.  Plastisol inks crack. By […] Read more »