Color Matching: Variable that Effect Color in Screen Printing: Lighting and Perception

In the screen printing industry, color matching is the process where color swatches or samples are used to compare and match colors so that the product is precisely the right quality that the customer wants and needs. Here at ECI, we typically use the Pantone Color Matching System – a booklet of thousands of color chips that we use to standardize each customer’s products and equate them with their unique ink mixing formulas. Color matching takes training, discipline and an understanding of everything that makes color look the way it does. There are many different factors and variables that affect color in screen printing and must be taken into account when designing a new part.

This article is the third part in a series concerning variables that effect color matching.

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Color Matching: Variables that Effect Color in Screen Printing: The Printing Process

In the screen printing industry, color matching is the process where color swatches or samples are used to compare and match colors so that the product is precisely the right quality that the customer wants and needs. Here at ECI, we typically use the Pantone Color Matching System – a booklet of thousands of color chips that we use to standardize each customer’s products and equate them with their unique ink mixing formulas. Color matching takes training, discipline and an understanding of everything that makes color look the way it does. There are many different factors and variables that affect color in screen printing and must be taken into account when designing a new part.

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Color Matching: Variables that Effect Color in Screen Printing

In the screen printing industry, color matching is the process where color swatches or samples are used to compare and match colors so that the product is precisely the right quality that the customer wants and needs. Here at ECI, we typically use the Pantone Color Matching System – a booklet of hundreds of color chips that we use to standardize each customer’s products and equate them with their unique ink mixing formulas. Color matching takes training, discipline and an understanding of everything that makes color look the way it does. There are many different factors and variables that effect color in screen printing and must be taken into account when designing a new part.

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Front End Process Improvement Project

ECI Screen Print has grown tremendously over the past couple of years and the larger the company, the more at risk of becoming more and more cumbersome in its processes. Growing companies need to focus on preventing this problem as well as improving their customer service, all while trying to compete in competitive industries. We have to be able to supply customers with more information that is more detailed and more accurate. There is a great need to be able to supply a surmounting growth of opportunities to the public as well as our customers, all of this while doing it in an easier and simpler way. The goal is to set new standards for service and to be able to increase those standards continually over time.

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Lean Manufacturing: The People, Placement and Process

Lean manufacturing is a method of improvement used in several manufacturing facilities in today’s age. It improves production processes in order to eliminate waste and increase the efficiency and productivity of the company. Waste comes in all kinds of forms – it is an activity that consumes time, resources, or space while not really adding any value to the product or service of the company. Lean manufacturing focuses on finding and improving better use of time, flow, and prevent overproduction, over processing and defects. This helps to improve the quality of a product which will meet or go above the customer’s expectations and requirements.

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Proper Applications

Finding the proper adhesive for your product will determine whether or not your product will last for years to come and be considered high quality. There are several things to take into consideration when trying to find what is considered the “proper adhesive” for your application and these things must be cross examined with one another in order to find what kind of materials you will need for the best results. However, in order to make an educated decision, you must understand the fundamentals of adhesion.

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ECI Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

April 15, 2016 marks ECI Screen Print Inc.’s 25th Anniversary and we’re proud to say that we’ve come a long way since our humble beginnings in Torrington. It all started back in April of 1991 in an old, abandoned, one room, renovated, 500 sq. ft. corner grocery store, where ECI’s first print was made by founder, Edward F. Cook, Jr.

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Biosensor Basics

Biological Sensors - or Biosensors - are analytical devices that detect an array of data that come from a biological source. It is made up of three components: a bio-recognition component, transducer, and an electronic system. There are several different kinds of biosensors, depending on the biological source.

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5 Steps To The Co-Designing Method

Co-designing is a method in which a company's design team guides the customer in the designing process and encourages the customer to assist in the development of their product. The co-designing method provides customer a more in depth perspective of what goes on the process of making a product. It allows them a hands-on experience, involving them in the process of designing, which helps the company produce the right quality that the customer is looking for. a rapport is built between company and customer in the process which is handled by customer service representatives. These representatives must have a good grasp of the fundamentals of the technology used in producing the product in order to properly assist the customer's needs in an efficient and professional manner.

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Industrial Design Trends

Industrial Design is always transitioning and changing. Technological updates precede the massive overflow of constant design changes to keep up to date with the upgrades. Trends, defined by specific characteristics in which changes are made in design, are a good place to start when looking into designing a project. Trends come and go, some more quickly than others, weeding out the poorly designed trends from the ones that could last lifetimes. They come from responses to the environment (sometimes literally) such as technology updates, customer needs, cultural changes, new mixtures of mediums or material and much more.

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ECI Screen Print, Inc. Ranks No. 4924 on the 2015 Inc. 5000

Inc. magazine ranked ECI Screen Print, Inc. NO. 4924 on its 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 5000.

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The Scientific Method and Industrial Design

The Scientific Method is used to answer a question by creating a hypothesis and testing it with a series of experiments. The scientific method can be used in several different situations, which also includes the process of Industrial design. This article will take you step by step through the scientific method as it compares the process to how industrial design can be approached.

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