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Gem Star Imports offers cutting-edge concepts & loyal service to retailers

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IDEX Online reports diamond-based cryptocurrencies to be unveiled at IDWI

IDEX Online reports diamond-based cryptocurrencies to be unveiled at IDWI

(IDEX Online) – The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) will unveil new diamond-based cryptocurrencies created by startup CARATS.IO during the February 5-7 International Diamond Week in Israel (IDWI).

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Industry Events

Select Show announces Dallas 2018 date

Select Show announces Dallas 2018 date

Date change moves Select Dallas to September

(NEW YORK) - On the heels of a successful 2017 Select Dallas Show, The Select Jewelry Show has announced a new date for 2018.

The 2018 Select Jewelry Show in Dallas will be held Sunday and Monday, September 1...

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IGI North and South America achieves re-certification by RJC

IGI North and South America achieves re-certification by RJC

(NEW YORK) - The International Gemological Institute (IGI) continues to promote the importance of upholding credibility and high industry standards through its submissions to independent external auditors. The Institute has announced that IGI - North ...

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ASHI launches Valentine Sweepstakes

ASHI launches Valentine Sweepstakes

(NEW YORK) - ASHI has announced the launch its Valentine Sweepstakes, to kickoff the Valentine Season for its retail partners. Retailers will be able to attract shoppers to their stores through various Social Media platforms.  The Sweepstakes provides...

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Retailer Roundtable: What do you do when a customer breaks an important piece in your store?

Retailer Roundtable: What do you do when a customer breaks an important piece in your store?

Q: What do you do when a customer breaks an important piece in your store?

“We don’t have a set policy for this type of incident. Pretty much in all cases we’ll cover the cost of repairing the item to avoid any ill will with the client. This is especia...

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IDEX Online reports diamond-based cryptocurrencies to be unveiled at IDWI

4 DAYS AGO
IDEX Online reports diamond-based cryptocurrencies to be unveiled at IDWI

(IDEX Online) – The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) will unveil new diamond-based cryptocurrencies created by startup CARATS.IO during the February 5-7 International Diamond Week in Israel (IDWI).

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JA applauds Supreme Court decision to hear Sales Tax Fairness case

4 DAYS AGO
JA applauds Supreme Court decision to hear Sales Tax Fairness case

(NEW YOR K) - Jewelers of America (JA), a national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, applauds the decision by the United States Supreme Court to take up South Dakota’s petition to the Court to re-consider the Quill decision from 1992. That decision established the...

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Select Show announces Dallas 2018 date

11 DAYS AGO
Select Show announces Dallas 2018 date

Date change moves Select Dallas to September

(NEW YORK) - On the heels of a successful 2017 Select Dallas Show, The Select Jewelry Show has announced a new date for 2018.

The 2018 Select Jewelry Show in Dallas will be held Sunday and Monday, September 16th and 17th. The location remains the same, the D...

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JA New York Spring Show preview

18 DAYS AGO
JA New York Spring Show preview

Once again, the JA New York Spring show will co-locate with the MJSA Expo March 11-13, 2018 at the Jacob Javits Center, to create a true, destination Jewelry Market Week in New York City. With JA New York’s emphasis on fine finished jewelry and MJSA Expo’s unique focus on supplies to the trade, atte...

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IGI North and South America achieves re-certification by RJC

4 DAYS AGO
IGI North and South America achieves re-certification by RJC

(NEW YORK) - The International Gemological Institute (IGI) continues to promote the importance of upholding credibility and high industry standards through its submissions to independent external auditors. The Institute has announced that IGI - North & South America has been granted re-certificat...

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GIA to open laboratory in Surat, India, expand facility in Antwerp, Belgium

11 DAYS AGO
GIA to open laboratory in Surat, India, expand facility in Antwerp, Belgium

(CARLSBAD, Calif.) - GIA will open a new laboratory in Surat, India and expand its long-term presence in Antwerp, Belgium in the second quarter of 2018 to meet the needs of the global gem and jewelry industry.

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ASHI launches Valentine Sweepstakes

4 DAYS AGO
ASHI launches Valentine Sweepstakes

(NEW YORK) - ASHI has announced the launch its Valentine Sweepstakes, to kickoff the Valentine Season for its retail partners. Retailers will be able to attract shoppers to their stores through various Social Media platforms.  The Sweepstakes provides ASHI retailers with a unique marketing opportunit...

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MJSA launches Jewelers Do It Better™

4 DAYS AGO
MJSA launches Jewelers Do It Better™

Consumer marketing campaign to drive jewelry sales

MJSA, the trade alliance dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design, has launched a new consumer marketing campaign, Jewelers Do It Better™, to generate enthusiasm for its members’ creations and drive retail sales. The campaign...

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Furry friends on the job: Chloe of Randall’s Jewelry in Oakland Park, Florida

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Furry friends on the job: Chloe of Randall’s Jewelry in Oakland Park, Florida

This adorable little pup is Chloe. Chloe has been on the job at Randall’s Jewelry in Oakland Park, Florida every day of her 8 years. The only exception is Saturdays when she likes to stay home and watch her favorite show, Animal Planet! “She is a very important part of our team in every way,” says h...

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Furry friends on the job: Dax Shepard - International Gemological Institute (IGI)

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Furry friends on the job: Dax Shepard - International Gemological Institute (IGI)

This big ole dog is Dax Shepard (his legal name is Vom Eichen Antrieb). Dax, who turned 4 years-old earlier this week, is the furry friend of International Gemological Institute (IGI) President/Chief Executive Officer Jerry Ehrenwald. I’d say the 100 lb black German Shepard would be quite effective ...

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The Marketing Minute: Trend Spotting

3 MONTHS 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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The Marketing Minute: Pricing Strategy

3 MONTHS 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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Include All Supporting Files

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  • 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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