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Barbieri technology mentioned in German Magazine “Werbetechnik”

Barbieri technology mentioned in German Magazine “Werbetechnik”

Barbieri technology mentioned in German Magazine “Werbetechnik”
Top performance in digital textile printing

Top performance in digital textile printing

Back to Barbieri ONTop performance in digital textile printingWhen it comes to digital textile printing for the fashion industry, Joe Tschudi has seen it all. He consults many printing companies worldwide in setting up the perfect print workflow. A major factor is the repeatability and reproduction of the correct colors on textile. Joe, can you explain to us what matters to establish a top performance textile workflow?Joe Tschudi:When brands or print service providers hire me to profile their equipment I always ask how they would rate their own process stability. And of course their answer is always: very good! But when we do production cycle tests it’s often the very first time that they are confronted with real numbers. Why is that so important?It manages color expectations.You can’t do a DeltaE of 1 if your process delivers a 3.Well, maybe you can do a 1 between today and tomorrow but what about reproducing the same colors a week, a month or a year later? Successfully ...
Barbieri as a part of the DyeSubCast Podcast

Barbieri as a part of the DyeSubCast Podcast

Barbieri as a part of the DyeSubCast Podcast
Color Excellence comes with verification

Color Excellence comes with verification

Back to Barbieri ONColor Excellence comes with verificationAs Founder and owner of the color management agency Colorcasters Jim Raffel dedicates his work to help customers and find solutions for their challenges in printing. In the majority of cases having color problems equals losing money, therefore a good color management workflow is key to a successful printing operation.Jim, what can be done to feel in full control of the printing process?Jim Raffel:Viktor: Jim, what can be done to feel in full control of the printing process? Jim: I think the simple answer is verification. And for me, that means what's measured gets done. In order to trust, you have to verify. And as verification is a form of measurement and so we measure, we verify we do process control, and it's a continuous cycle that goes on and on. I have a really good example:We had a client who was not making a lot of money with two dye sublimation printers. When we came in, we found the printers in bad repair.We ...
Top performance through printer calibration

Top performance through printer calibration

Back to Barbieri ONTop performance through printer calibrationAndrea DeRossi is one of the leading color management consultants in Italy and has helped more than 700 companies with their color questions. Digital printers are expected to print the right colors, but oftentimes there is a lot of work that needs to be done to assure that.Andrea, why high color quality starts with printer calibration?Andrea De Rossi:The quality of the color in digital printing starts with the calibration of the printer because the qualitative yield and the economy of each reproduction process depends on the essential optimization of the printing machine used. You cannot start calibrating and profiling without making sure that your printer is perfectly capable of printing.  By optimizing the printer you can make sure that: The condition of printing is without defects: banding, mottling, bleeding, register, ink disuniformity, maculation, etc. The technical limits of printability as a function of its ...
European research and training network ApPEARS

European research and training network ApPEARS

Barbieri electronic is partner of the European research and training network ApPEARS. Our CTO Markus Barbieri is Co-supervisor for 3 early stage researchers covering the topics of appearance measurement and ICCMax color management. These experts will develop effective and efficient industrial technology to ensure the accurate reproduction of the desired visual appearances attributes of materials/objects using 2.5D and 3D printing techniques. Whatch the following video for a explanation of ApPEARS:The international manufacturing industry is undergoing radical changes in the way items are digitally printed and fabricated. ApPEARS (Appearance Printing - European Advanced Research School) is working with a group of young researchers in order to find a strategic answer to the needs of the international manufacturing industry during the increasingly radical change. ApPEARS works with cross-industry partners to develop various research projects and create career potential. Consequently, ...
Book recommendation: Colour Management and reproduction in digital printing

Book recommendation: Colour Management and reproduction in digital printing

Colour Management and reproduction in digital printing, written by Wissam Botros, P.Eng, CID, PMP The objective of this book is to simplify the subject of color management, no physics, no wavelengths, no unfamiliar names. This book has a practical approach. It contains many real-life examples from real life design and printing issues, their causes, and the explanation of their solutions. It explains the concepts, problems, and solutions in a vendor neutral environment, after understanding those concepts you could easily apply them on whatever software and hardware you use. Available formatsThis book is available as an e-book: ISBN: 978-1-7777573-0-4and as course in video format on Udemy: https://www.udemy.com/Look for: Colour management and reproduction in digital printing. Available on AmazonStefan Barbieri, CEO: “This book concentrates on practical problems you might encounter and suggests solutions.”
APPP EXPO Shanghai, July 21-24, 2021

APPP EXPO Shanghai, July 21-24, 2021

APPP EXPO Shanghai, July 21-24, 2021We are present at the APPP Expo 2021,  29th Shanghai International AD & Sign Technology & Equipment Exhibition, Shanghai, China. National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai)No. 333 Song Ze Avenue, Shanghai booth:7.1H-A0018 We look forward to show you our latest products. Registration and more information: http://www.apppexpo.com/index/2/en  
Color measuring technology for 3D printing

Color measuring technology for 3D printing

We support the Fogra Research Institute for Media Technologies with a spectrophotometer specially optimized for 3D printing. Our developers and engineers have developed a spectrophotometer specifically for 3D use, according to FOGRA's specifications. This spectrophotometer supports FOGRA's research activities. The instrument has all the functionalities of our Spectro LFp qb instrument but has a new modified optics system with large 16 mm illumination area and 2mm detector area. More information: ColourMod3D (13.005) | Fogra
CalderaDays: June 8-10, 2021

CalderaDays: June 8-10, 2021

CalderaDays: June 9-11, 2021Caldera organizes this virtual event for its 30th anniversary! Join the event to learn about industry trends and networking. Our CEO Stefan Barbieri will participate in a panel discussion on this event: on Thursday June 10th at 15:00 CET (Paris/Madrid/Rome time) Title: Trends and Transitions in Textile Printing   Registration: https://www.caldera.com/blog/2021/05/10/caldera-announces-calderadays/  
ColorReady 2021: virtual event June 9-10, 2021

ColorReady 2021: virtual event June 9-10, 2021

Color Ready! virtual event, June 9-10, 2021In a print-perfect world, the color you produce for your customers is always perfect. In reality, reproducing color accurately across product lines using various printing processes is unique and challenging. The key to success is to have a foundational understanding of color management. Without it, you're more likely to print bad color, increase rework, hurt your brand's image - or worst of all, hurt your customer's brand image. Color management isn't difficult - all you need is to learn the process, a few best practices, and how to implement it properly. The virtual event Color Ready! will help you with your color management knowledge with valuable, practical techniques to print the most accurate, consistent color. Join the ColorReady 2021 virtual event organized by Printing United Alliance. 20 sessions from color management experts are giving insights and tips from the world of color reproduction on prints. Registrations of the ...
Book recommendation: Colour Engineering – Achieving Device Independent Colour

Book recommendation: Colour Engineering – Achieving Device Independent Colour

Publisher: Wiley As color imaging takes on increasing importance in a range of products and technologies, color fidelity across different media has become essential. This book has arisen from the need for a specialist text that brings together key developments in color management technology and findings from the color engineering research community. The book was written by highly regarded specialists in color management systems Mr. Phil Green from Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway and Mr. Lindsay MacDonald, from University College London, United Kingdom. Also, numerous other color specialists like Marc Mahy, Jan Morovic, Ronnier Luo, Danny C. Rich and Ingeborg Tastl, contributed on this book. Colour Engineering introduces the reader systematically to the art of consistent quality of image reproduction - regardless of the monitor or graphic user interface employed. This authoritative book depicting the latest developments in color imaging, written by a group ...