Print Industry Insights & Solutions

Craig Du Mez

With over 30 years in the printing industry, Craig is responsible for international public relations and promotion of the QuadTech brand. His roles include writing and editing, illustration, photography, and usability design for QuadTech user interfaces. Craig has a passion for making the complex understandable, and for making press operators’ lives easier by understanding their processes and pains—to deliver an empowering user experience. A husband and father of five, Craig is borderline fanatical about all things Macintosh and Adobe. He enjoys biking, history, politics, sports, fly fishing, pheasant hunting, jazz and blues.
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Near-future growth expectations are high for flexographic printers

Posted by Craig Du Mez on Jan 5, 2017 12:00:00 PM

 

Significant sales growth in the next 12 months—that's the expectation of most flexographic printers, according to FLEXO Magazine's Flash Poll of FTA members.

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Topics: flexographic printers, automation

2017 Predictions: What do the Experts Think?

Posted by Craig Du Mez on Dec 6, 2016 9:00:00 AM

How is your business plan coming along for 2017? Time is running out! Wouldn’t it be great to be able to peer into the future, and know what opportunities and challenges are headed your way?

 That’s’ impossible, of course. If you’re in the label and packaging print industry, you have a few options: You can take your chances with the local psychic, or you can leverage the business savvy of leading experts who know a thing or two about where the industry is headed.

Labels & Labeling has done you a large favor by collecting the opinions of top industry thought leaders—including QuadTech’s business development manager, Isaam Lutfiyya—on what they foresee for the coming year.

Before you stamp “FINAL” on that 2017 business plan, give this a read>

 

 

 

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Topics: Packaging, Chromere Color Management, brand owners, printers

A “Recipe for Success” for Flexo Printers

Posted by Craig Du Mez on Nov 29, 2016 9:30:00 AM

It’s no secret that flexo printers are facing ever-increasing color quality demands from brand owners and print customers. How can you stay ahead of those demands and ensure that your press is operating at peak efficiency?

 

In the November issue of FLEXO magazine, QuadTech’s Michael Sisco makes the case for automated workflow solutions—taking a more scientific approach to color management via analysis and correction of ink composition.

Automated workflow solutions promise high return on investment and deliver unparalleled color consistency, uninterrupted production, lower waste, and reduced reworking.

The future for flexo printers is here! Make sure you’re prepared by downloading the FLEXO feature “A Recipe for Success—Ink Analysis & Composition Correction.”

 

 

 

 

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Topics: Packaging, Chromere Color Management, brand owners, printers

Rising Expectations for Color Quality: Can You Keep Up?

Posted by Craig Du Mez on Jun 9, 2015 9:35:00 AM

 

In bygone days, competition for print-buying customers hinged mainly on price and the ability to deliver on time. Sure, print quality mattered. But today the rapidly increasing demand for perfect color quality and consistency is causing printers to employ advanced automation as a matter of survival.

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Topics: Chromere Color Management, QuadTech University

The Top 3 Reasons to Use LED Lighting for Print Inspection

Posted by Craig Du Mez on Apr 28, 2015 3:42:00 PM

 

You’ve probably already experienced the slow transition from incandescent to LED lighting in your home. LED is brighter, more energy efficient, and—because of its long life—ideal for those hard-to-reach fixtures that may involve a long fall from a tall ladder.

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Topics: Packaging, Chromere Color Management