Graphic designers often have difficulty explaining the intricacies of metallic printing and reflective substrates to brand managers and agency personnel. To assist them, the Color-Logic website has been revised to make using mobile devices easier. The new site is loaded with video landing pages showing movies of printed samples produced by Color-Logic licensed printers and technology partners around the world. In addition, annotated examples enable viewers to compare the metallic designs produced using offset, digital, inkjet, latex, flexographic, cold foil, gravure, and screen printing.
Discussing the new website, co-founder Mark Geeves said, “Graphic designers can see visuals created in just seconds or with one or two mouse clicks using the Color-Logic Design Suite for Adobe. In virtually every case, hours and often days of conventional design time would be required to achieve the same effects without Color-Logic. In addition, it eliminates the trial and error necessary when using only Adobe tools. Its focus is not to inhibit creativity, but to provide creatives with the tools yielding a predictable and reproducible outcome when adding metallic colors and embellishments to designs. In addition to hundreds of videos, visitors to the new website will find a listing of licensed Color-Logic printers worldwide including the printing process they use.”
Color-Logic develops color communication systems and software tool sets for a variety of special effect printing applications. It provides brand owners, product managers, corporations, and their advertising agencies the ability to differentiate themselves and their clients with a simple print production process that yields dramatic results. Color-Logic decorative effects utilize the existing workflows of printers and designers, yielding dynamic results without the use of special equipment. Color-Logic supports the value of print and works with designers and printers to enhance their printed media. For more information, visit www.color-logic.com
2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India
Indian Printer and Publisher founded in 1979 is the oldest B2B trade publication in the multi-platform and
multi-channel IPPGroup. While the print and packaging industries have been resilient in the past 33 months since the pandemic lockdown of 25 March 2020, the commercial printing and newspaper industries have yet to recover their pre-Covid trajectory.
The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry.
While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately
their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book
printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.
The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.
Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.
Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.
Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.