M-Press-Tiger digital printer

Middleton Group – Your New Printing Partner

With 60 years of experience Middleton Group has been the printing partner to many of today’s top companies, advertising agencies and marketing firms. With various printing techniques available, Middleton Group can provide you the best printing services for your next project.

Screen Printing

Screen printing is an ideal choice for clients looking for very high quality bold colour,” says Middleton Group Creative Director Tony Spagnolo. “It’s the perfect application for one- or multi-colour signs and provides true consistent colour.

Middleton Group often uses screen printing for various signage such as the wayfinding signs you see in big box and grocery stores.

Digital Printing

“If you are looking for speed, cost savings and convenience, digital is the way to go,” says Spagnolo. In fact, digital offers excellent quality at high speeds, ensuring that you meet those pressing deadlines.

Middleton Group performs revolutionary high-speed digital printing using “the king of the printing jungle,” the :M-Press Tiger high-speed flatbed inkjet press produces up to 170 sheets per hour, including loading and unloading times.

The Tiger M-Press prints on a wide variety of rigid and flexible printing surfaces. Read more about the Tiger.

We can help you decide which of our printing techniques will give you the best results at the best price. Contact us to find out more.

M Press Tiger Digital Printer

Digital printing with the :M-Press TIGER is more cost-effective than multicolor screen printing for short, medium and now even long runs.

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:M-Press TIGER prints on a wide variety of rigid and flexible substrates with the flexibility of digital printing. Uniquely the :M-Press TIGER can also be combined with an inline screen printing unit, giving you the flexibility to screen print varnish, spot colours, gold, silver and opaque white without any loss in productivity and give you stunning results. It will easily fulfill all your indoor and outdoor printing needs at the same average speed as your multi colour screen printing line

AGFA Graphics’ digital inkjet imaging technology combined with Thieme’s market leading screen printing equipment has led to another giant leap forward for inkjet printing.

Sinking our claws into developing the second generation of this exciting technology, we have been able to take the quality and speed of this industrial inkjet printing press to another level. The shuttle, holding 64 new variable dot-size AGFA UPH2 dual colour print-heads, has been upgraded using pagewide print array technology. The printed results speak for themselves with stunning image quality and detail rendering and a staggering 300% increase in speed. Take these imaging advances, marry them with the robust screen printing frame from Thieme and you have the :M-Press TIGER.

G7 Certified

About G7

G7, an innovative calibration methodology developed by IDEAlliance, enables different proofers, screen presses and digital printers to produce a very similar appearance regardless of substrate, line count, ink type or printing condition.

IDEAlliance (International Digital Enterprise Alliance) is promoting the G7 method as a constant component of all future print specifications, and has offered it openly for adoption by all standards associations for all types of imaging or media, worldwide. SGIA has joined forces with IDEAlliance to enhance standardization and best practices of color management and workflow in screen and digital printing and is playing a crucial role to facilitate G7 methodologies.

G7 is a method for a media-independent, universal grayscale appearance that is applicable to all color imaging processes. G7 manages gray balance and tonality using simple CMYK calibration curves and provides a basis for “shared appearance” that aligns multiple printing platforms as closely as possible to each other without additional color management.

With G7, you can achieve a common visual appearance in your prints — even if you are using different materials.

How it works

G7 adjusts the device via typical CMYK RIP curves, or other device calibration utilities, to match a pre-defined NPDC (Neutral Print Density Curve) and gray balance. Calibrating a device to G7 valves will give it the same neutral gray scale appearance as all other G7 devices. This is the secret of the G7 method — achieving a common visual appearance, regardless of what colorants you use or how they are Coinstar fees applied to the substrate. What’s more — there’s no need for additional color management.

What it's not

Now that you know what G7 is, take a look at what it isn’t. * G7 is not an ICC color management system, nor does it replace it. * G7 is not an ISO standard, but rather a specification to help printers meet those standards.

G7 vs. GRACol 7

G7 is not the same as the GRACoL 7 print specification. G7 is a calibration method; the 'G' refers to calibrating Gray values, while the '7' refers to the seven primary color values defined in the ISO 12647-2 printing standard: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black (K), Red (M+Y), Green (C+Y) and Blue (C+M). Although originally intended for commercial offset printing, the G7 method is applicable to virtually any CMYK imaging process and has been successfully tested on a wide range of processes, including screen, offset, newsprint, gravure, flexography, dye-sublimation, ink-jet and electrophotography, as well as a wide range of AM and FM screening methods.

Benefits of G7

G7 may sound too good to be true — but it isn’t! There are real benefits to using the G7 methodology. G7 fulfills the need for a non-subjective specification of standardized process color output. Standardizing to a common neutral gray produces a file with no cast. This means the print truly represents the file because no color cast is added to it. This allows printers to have confidence that the print is correct, repeatable and non-subjective, saving them both the cost and time of reprinting.