Printing

Our HP Designjet Z6100 Printer is equipped with HP DreamColor Technologies: HP Professional PANTONE® emulation, HP’s closed-loop color calibration and automatic ICC profiling with the HP embedded spectrophotometer and software. The result? The HP Designjet Z6100 Printer, plus a wide variety of media and HP Vivera pigment inks, produce vivid and accurate color prints every time. Work with millions of color combinations across a wide color gamut and wide range of media. The Original HP Vivera pigment inks include the HP Three-black ink set that produces a broad range of blacks, subtle transitions, true gray neutrality, and rich black density.

Giclée (pronounced "zhee-clay), is an invented name for the process of making fine art prints from a digital source using ink-jet printers. The word "giclée" is derived from the French language word "le gicleur" meaning "nozzle", or more specifically "gicler" meaning "to squirt, spurt, or spray". It was coined in 1991 by Jack Duganne, a printmaker working in the field, to represent any inkjet-based digital print used as fine art. The name was originally applied to fine art prints created on Iris printers in a process invented in the early 1990s but has since come to mean any high quality ink-jet print and is often used in galleries and print shops to denote such prints.

    Scanning

We offer many different scanning solutions to meet your needs and budget. Whether you have processed photographs, 35mm, medium, large format slides or large original works we can help you capture them digitally.

While drum scanners are capable of scanning both reflective and transmissive artwork, a good-quality flatbed scanner can produce excellent scans from reflective artwork. As a result, drum scanners are rarely used to scan prints now that high quality inexpensive flatbed scanners are readily available. Film, however, is where drum scanners continue to be the tool of choice for high-end applications. Drum scanners remain due to their capacity to produce scans that are superior in resolution, color gradation, and value structure. Also, since drum scanners are capable of resolutions up to 12,000 PPI, their use is generally recommended when a scanned image is going to be enlarged.

Drum scanners capture image information with photomultiplier tubes (PMT), rather than the charge-coupled device (CCD) arrays found in flatbed scanners and inexpensive film scanners. Reflective and transmissive originals are mounted on an acrylic cylinder, the scanner drum, which rotates at high speed while it passes the object being scanned in front of precision optics that deliver image information to the PMTs. Most modern color drum scanners use 3 matched PMTs, which read red, blue, and green light respectively. Light from the original artwork is split into separate red, blue, and green beams in the optical bench of the scanner.

    Finishing

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    Graphic Design

We pride ourselves on our ability to help our clients organized their message & vision into a tangible design or layout. Critical, observational, quantitative and analytic thinking are required for design layouts and rendering. Computer graphic design enables us to instantly see the effects of layout or typography, and to simulate the effects of traditional media without requiring a lot of space and time.

Computers are generally considered to be an indispensable tool used in the graphic design industry. Computers and software applications are generally seen, by creative professionals, as more effective production tools than traditional methods. However, we can work with sketches, photos, existing designs you hope to mimic or just good old fashion cryptic ideas. With a bit of communication we should be able to help you achieve your goal. We are generally able to work with most file formats, although designs generated in the Microsoft Office suite usually will not enlarge well. Please refer to our file preparation page if you have questions.

    Trade Show Consultation

Trade Shows often involve a considerable marketing investment by participating companies. Costs include space rental, design and construction of trade show displays, telecommunications and networking, travel, accommodations, and promotional literature and items to give to attendees. In addition, costs are incurred at the show for services such as electrical, booth cleaning, internet services, and drayage (also known as material handling).

Let Spectrum's 17 years of knowledge and experience help guide you to your next successful event. We offer a wide variety of products and exhibits to choose from. Additionally we have several options available for rent for those up and coming companies.