by Stephen Rankin

The trends are clear.  Brand owners will continue to place ever increasing demands for color accuracy and color consistency on their print supply chain. For packaging printers, achieving these requirements is not only challenging, it can also mean turning away, or losing business if existing processes are not able to achieve these tighter color quality specifications.  However, thankfully, newer technologies are available today to help us measure color more efficiently, remove the color guesswork for our operators, reduce make-ready times, improve our color accuracy & consistency, and transform our print production environments so they are highly reliable, and most importantly, more profitable.

About Stephen Rankin
Stephen Rankin is Director, Product Management at Techkon USA where he draws upon his 30+ years of graphics arts experience and his passion for developing exceptional hardware and software solutions focused on color quality, color management, digital proofing, and inkjet printing.  Prior to Techkon, Stephen held product management and development roles at EFI, X-Rite, Polaroid Graphics Imaging, IRIS Graphics, and Eastman Kodak.

Stephen is named on several patents related to color management and holds a Bachelor of Science in Imaging & Photographic Technology from the Rochester Institute of Technology.