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The psychology of the allure of gold

The psychology of the allure of gold

When you think of the color gold, images of grandeur and extravagance are likely to come to mind.

For millennia, the metal has adorned crowns and hilts of swords. It has been used to enhance paintings and ornaments to increase their value.

In some cult...

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Initiatives in Art & Culture announces 19th Annual Fashion + Design Conference: “White: Palette, Prism, Possibility”

Initiatives in Art & Culture announces 19th Annual Fashion + Design Conference: “White: Palette, Prism, Possibility”

Conference to be held November 10 & 11, 2017 at CUNY Graduate Center, New York City

Initiatives in Art & Culture (IAC), an organization committed to educating diverse audiences in the fine, decorative, and visual arts, has announced their 19th...

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Paul Machiels, owner of Charms Plus, to retire 37-year industry veteran seeking to sell wholesale business

Paul Machiels, owner of Charms Plus, to retire 37-year industry veteran seeking to sell wholesale business

Paul Machiels, who has spent the last 37 years selling jewelry, chains, and charms to retail stores, has announced his retirement. His announcement coincides with his intention to sell JKM Enterprises, parent company of Charms Plus, to interested buy...

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Merit Diamond introduces MFIT®

Merit Diamond introduces MFIT®

Innovative men’s wedding bands designed with maximum comfort in mind

Merit® Diamond, manufacturers of the popular, luxurious diamond fashion line Sirena®, has developed and tested their supremely comfortable men’s MFIT® wedding band line over the past...

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Alamea Hawaii’s appeal washes deep into America with elegance & beauty of the sea

Alamea Hawaii’s appeal washes deep into America with elegance & beauty of the sea

One doesn’t have to live in paradise to appreciate and crave a piece of it. With this in mind, Alamea Hawaii brings the beauty of Hawaii and beyond to inner America with elegant and fashionable designs for jewelers and retailers, inspired by the most...

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The psychology of the allure of gold

3 DAYS AGO
The psychology of the allure of gold

When you think of the color gold, images of grandeur and extravagance are likely to come to mind.

For millennia, the metal has adorned crowns and hilts of swords. It has been used to enhance paintings and ornaments to increase their value.

In some cultures, gold is a predominant feature of festivals a...

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Scientists believe cosmic collision reveals origins of gold

3 DAYS AGO
Scientists believe cosmic collision reveals origins of gold

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a faint signal, but it told of one of the most violent acts in the universe, and it would soon reveal secrets of the cosmos, including how gold was created.

Astronomers around the world reacted to the signal quickly, focusing telescopes located on every continent and even in ...

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Initiatives in Art & Culture announces 19th Annual Fashion + Design Conference: “White: Palette, Prism, Possibility”

3 DAYS AGO
Initiatives in Art & Culture announces 19th Annual Fashion + Design Conference: “White: Palette, Prism, Possibility”

Conference to be held November 10 & 11, 2017 at CUNY Graduate Center, New York City

Initiatives in Art & Culture (IAC), an organization committed to educating diverse audiences in the fine, decorative, and visual arts, has announced their 19th Annual Fashion + Design Conference will be held N...

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Andie Weinman sparkles in the City of Gold

10 DAYS AGO
Andie Weinman sparkles in the City of Gold

Preferred Jewelers International CEO shares info on PJI and successful American retail strategies in Dubai

The City of Gold was the international backdrop for the Gemological Science International (GSI) presentation on ‘The Successful American Retail Strategies’ during DMCC Dubai on September 12, 201...

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Paul Machiels, owner of Charms Plus, to retire 37-year industry veteran seeking to sell wholesale business

20 DAYS AGO
Paul Machiels, owner of Charms Plus, to retire 37-year industry veteran seeking to sell wholesale business

Paul Machiels, who has spent the last 37 years selling jewelry, chains, and charms to retail stores, has announced his retirement. His announcement coincides with his intention to sell JKM Enterprises, parent company of Charms Plus, to interested buyers. His book of business continues to be lucrativ...

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Patrick Retzer joins the Color Merchants/Brevani family as V.P. of Sales

24 DAYS AGO
Patrick Retzer joins the Color Merchants/Brevani family as V.P. of Sales

(NEW YORK) - Brevani, the branded division of Color Merchants Inc. has announced they’ll be bringing on industry veteran Patrick Retzer to head up their sales division and oversee the brands direction.

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Merit Diamond introduces MFIT®

3 DAYS AGO
Merit Diamond introduces MFIT®

Innovative men’s wedding bands designed with maximum comfort in mind

Merit® Diamond, manufacturers of the popular, luxurious diamond fashion line Sirena®, has developed and tested their supremely comfortable men’s MFIT® wedding band line over the past 5 years. The patented brand provides men with “no...

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GN Diamond offering free Gemprint on all diamonds

10 DAYS AGO
GN Diamond offering free Gemprint on all diamonds

GN Diamond listens to the common pain points experienced by jewelers on a daily basis. Internet shopping is one of the biggest obstacles expressed by the brick and mortar store. By offering added value and annual savings through Gemprint, jewelers are now armed with a point of distinction against th...

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Furry friends on the job: Loki - Kingsbury Designs & Repairs, Clinton, Mississippi

3 DAYS AGO
Furry friends on the job: Loki - Kingsbury Designs & Repairs, Clinton, Mississippi

 

This is Loki. Loki works for David at Kingsbury Designs & Repairs in Clinton, Mississippi. David says Loki was named after the evil brother of Thor, but his customers love him anyway.

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Furry friends on the job: Larry at Douglas Jeweler in Hartford, Wisconsin

10 DAYS AGO
Furry friends on the job: Larry at Douglas Jeweler in Hartford, Wisconsin

Say hello to Larry, the mini golden doodle. Larry loves going to work with his “dad” and “grandpa” at Douglas Jeweler in Hartford, Wisconsin. Larry likes wearing his finest clothes to work and always greets everyone with a tail wag and kisses!

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The Marketing Minute: Trend Spotting

3 DAYS AGO

Marketing specialist George Prout produces a weekly marketing advice video for retail jewelers, The Monday Morning Marketing Minute. He’s generously agreed to let us share them with our eWeekly readers.

 

Click here  to see more of George Prout’s The Marketing Minute

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Marketing Minute: Pricing Strategy

10 DAYS AGO

Marketing specialist George Prout produces a weekly marketing advice video for retail jewelers, The Monday Morning Marketing Minute. He’s generously agreed to let us share them with our eWeekly readers.

 

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Supported Files

  • Iomega Zip Drive - 100MB or 250MB
  • CD-ROM disks
  • Please label your disk to include: Name of advertiser, Issue date, Size of ad, Contact name and phone number


Include All Supporting Files

  • PDF files: All images & fonts must be embedded
  • EPS/PS/TIFF Sfiles: All images & fonts must be embedded
  • Native files: must include printer fonts, screen fonts, graphics, and images


Digital Specifications

  • CMYK printer only. All RGB,LAB or Pantone images must be converted to CMYK.
  • 200 dpi for halftones. 300 dpi resolution for 4/C. Scanning of line art must have minimum resolution of 600 dpi.
  • Offset printing has a dot gain of 30% -35%. Prepare your scans and screens to accommodate dot gain


Line Screen for Supplied Film

  • Optimum line screen: 85-110 (Max. 133-with prior approval)
  • Recommended maximum color density: 240
  • Right Reading emulsion down negatives.
  • CMYK Color Specifications for Separations (see table below):
Highlight Midtone Shadow
Cyan 0% - 5% 35% - 55% 70% - 75%
Magenta 0% - 2% 35% - 55% 50% - 60%
Yellow 0% - 2% 35% - 55% 50% - 60%
Black 0% 0% - 20% 40% - 45%

 


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  • When Southern Jewelry News / Mid America Jewelry News converts RGB, LAB, or Pantone images to CMYK, color match may vary due to conversion algorithms.





RECOMMENDED GUIDELINES FOR COLD WEB PRINTING

  1. Limit overprints to two colors. If this is not possible then limit the placement to a section of the page as opposed to placement over the entire page.
  2. Overprints should be surrounded by a rule of at least 1 point. This covers any minor registration problems and adds to the appeal of the overprint. Tint boxes and color photos look bad even if slightly out of register.
  3. Thin lines, fine serifs and small or medium type should be restricted to one color (not a color build). All colored type should be reproduced using a minimum of colors to avoid difficulty with registration.
  4. When type is to be surprinted, the background should be no heavier than 30% in any one color and no more than 90% total in all four colors for legibility.
  5. Reverse type should use dominant color (usually 70% or more) for shape of letters. When practical and not detrimental to the appearance of the image, make the type in subordinate colors slightly larger to minimize registration problems. Small type and fine serifs should not be used for reverse type. The surrounding tone must be dark enough to ensure legibility.
  6. Drop shadows should be a minimum of 3 point type.
  7. Knockouts work best in solid color.
  8. Avoid using 4 color black type or rules; it will never register completely.
  9. The minimum printable dot is 3%. Materials should be prepared with this limit in mind.
  10. The screen angles of the colors should be 30 degrees apart, with the yellow placed 15 degrees from the other colors and between the cyan and magenta or the cyan and black.
  11. Special care should be taken with vignettes of fade away edges where the fade away is made up of more than one color because color balance is difficult to maintain. In many cases, the fade away edges are best reproduced in black only.
  12. When a solid black background is desired, add at least 30% cyan to that background. Without the added cyan, uneven inking will become more apparent.
  13. Remember to factor in dot gain when looking at tint blocks and photos. The printed piece will not look like the screen. Think C-M-Y-K not R-G-B.



GUIDELINES FOR SEPIATONES:

Sepiatones are grayish brown or olive brown.

Highlight Midtone Shadow
Cyan 0% - 5% 35% - 55% 70% - 75%
Magenta 0% - 3% 10% - 20% 10% - 20%
Yellow 2% - 5% 20% - 45% 45% - 55%
Black 55% - 75% 30% - 55% 55% - 75%



GUIDELINES FOR FOUR COLOR & BLACK AND WHITE SEPARATIONS:

These readings are only a starting point, adjustments may be needed according to the type of original. Hue's may vary depending on substrates. Press inline conflicts may cause inking variations.

Highlight Midtone Shadow
Cyan 0% - 5% 20% - 30% 40% - 55%
Magenta 0% - 5% 20% - 30% 40% - 55%
Yellow 0% - 5% 20% - 30% 40% - 55%
Black 2% - 10% 35% - 50% 65% - 75%

 

 

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