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Warm Light, Cool Light, Bright Light, Right Light

April 7, 2017 1 comment

Does the Color Temperature of the White Light I Use to Illuminate My Graphics Really Matter?

~ Guest Blogger Rob Cohen

Blogger PhotoLighting, whether front, back or internally illuminating graphics, really has a major effect on your graphics. The color temperature of the lighting used significantly impacts the appearance of the graphics.

What do we mean by color temperature and its impact on graphics? Without getting into the specifics of a particular light’s kelvin temperature, in general terms the color temperature of white light is  Read more…

Winner Winner, y’all

March 24, 2017 2 comments

AuthorWith EXHIBITORLIVE a week plus in the rear view mirror, it is tempting to recap the buzz of the show floor and all the groovy emotional points of the show, but I am going to skip that as it has been done and I am going to focus on a very serious matter. The matter of sharing what is apparently an extremely important matter and cornerstone of the 2017 Optima EXHIBITORLIVE experience – WHO WON THE DANG GUMBALL COUNTING CONTEST!

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EXHIBITOR LIVE 2017 Optima-Style was a Major POP!!

March 17, 2017 Leave a comment

AuthorWhile I cannot speak for everyone that happened upon the giant bubble gum machine in the sky that stuck out like a… well like a… well like a giant bubble gum machine in the sky, I can speak for the attendees that I did get the chance to talk to.

To summarize, let’s just say that if they did not believe the pre-show marketing blasts, or were on the “bubble” as to the validity of those announcements, they partook in the Kool-Aid, so to speak, saw the light and truly left as believers in what 4K Print Technology could achieve.

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Wow! Does 4K Ever Pop!


Author PhotoI’ve been on the road a lot since the beginning of the year and those of you whom I have visited or spoken with on the phone in the past few weeks know that I have been super excited about our announcement this week about 4K Printing Technology. You have heard me give visual descriptions of what this new tech print looks like and what that can mean for our customers—gorgeous flesh tones; rich, bold and vibrant reds and blacks; and beautifully smooth gradations to name just a few great attributes.
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If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.

December 16, 2016 4 comments

AuthorSo . . . I’ve never been a fan of selfies. In my opinion (Legal disclaimer:  Not the opinion of Optima or Taylor Corporation), selfies are narcissistic . . . oh, look at me . . . how many likes can I get???   Ugh!

Now – enter, the selfie stick, a complete game changer!  Why?  Because you’re not taking a picture of yourself by yourself with a selfie stick. You will ultimately draw crowds typically made up of friends and possibly strangers too!  And that’s exactly what we experienced at EDPA Access 2016!  Which brings up the question – why is it a called a “selfie” stick then??? Read more…

Pillows… really???

November 11, 2016 Leave a comment

AuthorWhen I’m meeting with customers who haven’t known Optima very long it can be difficult to convey all the things we offer and their perception is sometimes, “you guys are digital printers, right?” This is fair, we have multiple print processes under roof and most of what we produce has an element of print involved. However, if you dig a bit deeper you come to realize that a better way of describing Optima is that we have a lot of great options (aka solutions) for branding environments and a couple of recent projects really illustrate what I’m talking about.

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GPS, Common Sense Killer or Helper?

October 21, 2016 Leave a comment

AuthorFirst off, I love me some GPS. I have nicknamed my GPS driving partner ‘Mandy Magellan’ based on the explorer Sir Ferdinand…
I’ll admit it, I talk to Mandy as I am driving – when I miss a turn because the heads-up to turn was 21 feet from the intersection, I have been known to scream at Mandy for not telling me sooner. Read more…
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