Michael Jahn's Blog (18)

PressWise API

Someone recently asked me "What is this PressWise API you keep talking about, what does it do?"

I will spend the next few posts explaining what an API is, and why - if you are a print service provider - that you might care and how PressWise customers and third party storefront developers take advantage of it.

So, what does an API 'look like" ? A simple and commonly used example of an API in action is a website that…


Added by Michael Jahn on March 28, 2012 at 11:27am — No Comments

Express Label Print - live on the show floor at GOA ( Graphics Of America )

Expo & Conference • February 24-26, 2011 

Orlando/Orange County Convention Center


It is a great day 2 on the show floor

lots of traffic and activity in the OKI booth as people look at this label printer.


If you are there, ask for Alvaro…


Added by Michael Jahn on February 25, 2011 at 5:41pm — No Comments

Compose signed distribution agreement with Founder International to market Founder PaSharp on a worldwide basis.

Hong Kong  January 25, 2011 -- Compose System Ltd is pleased to announce a new partnership with Founder International to launch their most successful packaging solution – PaSharp, ideally for packaging, Flexo and Label printing work.  

PaSharp offers professional trapping tools, specialized step & repeat functions for packaging as well as a wide array of editing tools enabling prepress operators to boost efficiency and…


Added by Michael Jahn on January 26, 2011 at 8:26pm — No Comments

It is official - yeah, I am old - I am a 1000 PA !

Yep, I got the mug to prove it...

-- yet another PDF Evangelist has joined the frey...

Added by Michael Jahn on December 25, 2009 at 6:41pm — No Comments

I am an XMP user and abuser

I recently was asked to be part of a panel discussion at the Henry Stewart Events, DAM (Digital Asset management) LA 2009 conference

Our session title was XMP in the wild - how vendors are implementing XMP in applications and services today.

Not familiar with XMP ? --> click here <-- to read up on what it is.

I… Continue

Added by Michael Jahn on November 26, 2009 at 8:48am — No Comments

iPhone application your designers can use - ColorExpert

for more information --> click here <--

For a quick tutorial on You Tube, --> click here <--

Color Expert contains powerful tools to help artists and designers identify, translate, capture and showcase color.

Designers know inspiration can come… Continue

Added by Michael Jahn on October 1, 2009 at 12:42am — No Comments

What They Think - a website you might love.

I love What They Think - and you should consider subscribing ! is a member-driven Website that delivers comprehensive industry news and market intelligence for the printing and publishing industry. Our in-depth commentary and analysis from top industry experts is at the core of the tools and… Continue

Added by Michael Jahn on August 7, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Batch processing in Adobe Acrobat

I get this question a lot - "How can I convert a boatload of PDF files all at once?"

Adobe Acrobat 9 offers a great batch processor.

Here is a step by step with screen captures -->

( You will need a Google account to view this ! )

This is a very simple step by step tutorial on how to set up a batch processing… Continue

Added by Michael Jahn on July 17, 2009 at 11:22am — No Comments

Testing Ning on how it displays different JPEG and GIF files and Colorspaces

The above RGB image was saved as a JPEG format and was converted from CMYK using Adobe Photoshop using standard Prepress defaults

The above CMYK image was saved as a JPEG formatted file

The above RGB image was saved as a GIF file, which converts the 24 bit image into an 8 bit color image that has an index color space -… Continue

Added by Michael Jahn on April 22, 2009 at 2:12pm — No Comments

New KODAK eyeCamera 4.1. It's Amazing!

from What They Think ;

Introducing KODAK eyeCamera 4.1. It's Amazing!

April 1st, 2009 -- Kodak today announced an amazing new product, the KODAK eyeCamera 4.1, giving WhatTheyThink the exclusive opportunity to report the news first.

This amazing product has features that we, the staff at… Continue

Added by Michael Jahn on April 1, 2009 at 8:11am — 1 Comment

For Dr.Dave Merli - how to add a "mail to" in your blog posts.

From one fellow turd chomper to another...

Okay, so this is the page that should help you see how to do a few things.

click HERE to send me (michael jahn) an email

So, I click and drag over the word "HERE" - then i click over the "Add Hyperlink" tool - and when that small dialog pops up, type "" in it like so;…


Added by Michael Jahn on March 12, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Critical security patch now available - Adobe Reader

Adobe Systems has posted the first set of updates to resolve a critical vulnerability found in Acrobat 9 and Reader 9; additional updates for older versions will soon follow.…


Added by Michael Jahn on March 11, 2009 at 12:48am — 4 Comments

Book Publishing Conference NYC (March 23-25)

Publishing Business Conference in NYC (March 23-25)

New York Marriott Marquis

Anyone going ? I will be happy to buy you an adult beverage of your choice at… Continue

Added by Michael Jahn on March 6, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Happy Thanksgiving to all the turkeys !

Try JibJab Sendables® eCards today!

Added by Michael Jahn on November 3, 2008 at 6:14pm — No Comments

Less Ink, More color

on the left is separation, on the right typical SNAP separation

look at the difference with Saturated hues - like the deep blue - see how it is so "grey-ish" in SNAP ?

More information to be revealed !

Visit IQColours web site to learn more… Continue

Added by Michael Jahn on October 23, 2008 at 9:27pm — No Comments

Do you have a Paper to PDF need ?

Do you have a project where you have black and white documents, black and white books (text, pictures, charts and graphs manuals) - or color documents - where you need to scan them and get the POD ready ?

Well, do I ever have a solution for you !

Lets start with some examples!

look nice - want a close look at the 'before" and "after" ?

-- if so, you can download my test file from this FTP… Continue

Added by Michael Jahn on October 14, 2008 at 12:00am — No Comments

my first blog post here on printjunkie


my name is michael jahn, and i am a pdf evangelist

i go to borders and public libraries to get free wifi and create my pdf files, as i like the feeling i get when surround by large amount of printed material that is selling to a wide demographic.

i dress like a chicken in public.

why ?

well, many people 'think' they know why, but they are wrong.

i am hated in the traditional… Continue

Added by Michael Jahn on September 30, 2008 at 6:05pm — 2 Comments

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