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Monthly Archives: May 2018

CD Printing

• Lithographic offset print

The industry standard for labelling and printing on high volumes of discs, lithographic printing is an innovative printing method involving the creation of what is known as printing plates. These plates can be made from photographic negatives, which are processed using a traditional photo production method where the negatives are bathed in chemicals. Images can likewise be processed directly from a computer to a plating machine in a procedure known as the CTP or computer to plate process. The plates are imposed onto rubber blanket cylinders within a specialised printing machine (thus the term offsetting, as plate imagery are offset onto the cylinders). The cylinders then apply the appropriate colours onto the disc’s printing side.

• Silk screen print

Silk screen printing uses the basic principle of traditional screen printing where ink is passed through a mesh or screen. The mesh is stretched on a frame together with an outline or stencil of the image to be printed. The open areas of the stencil allow the ink to flow through, leaving a nice, clean print on the disc. A four-color process, screen printing on CDs, much like screen printing on garments and fabrics is more suited for designs that use solid colours rather than those with colour gradients.

• Inkjet print

Inkjet printing is a cost-efficient option for those with low-volume printing requirements. The great thing about inkjet is that it can be used to produce a wide range of design styles, including solid colour and photographic images. This type of CD printing uses principles and technologies similar to home inkjet colour printers.

• Thermal print

In thermal printing, images are sent directly from the computer to the print machinery. The machine uses transfer ribbons that pass below a heated printing head, thus enabling ink transfer. Thermal outputs are waterproof and don’t require additional procedures to keep the print intact, unlike inkjet prints.

Wire Harness

Remember back to children’s programming of the 1970s and 1980s? There’d be moments when the fourth wall would be broken by the actor on camera acknowledging the voice over, and it usually involved the actor being completely clueless about something. The idea of a wire harness and how it helps up in our everyday lives is probably giving most folks the same befuddled feeling.

So, what it is a wire harness? In truth, it’s nothing more than just a collection of wires into one unit that helps to keep electrical systems organized. If you’ve ever opened your desktop computer’s tower or looked inside of a printer, you’ve probably noticed how clean everything looked. Clean, of course, refers to the uncluttered look of the internal pieces. This is how wire harnesses really earn their keep. What’s more, they can also vary in size depending on the application.

First things first, though, we need to ask ourselves – what does a wire harness do? Well, it allows data and electrical power to be conveyed efficiently throughout a structure. Considering how many things we’re surrounded by that start their functioning by being plugged in, it’s safe to say that wire harnesses are everywhere.

Finally, who uses these little remarkable wonders? Everyone. Every industry you can think of has found a unique use. Keep in mind the function they have about transmitting electrical power, signals, and data from point A to point B. As technology gets better and a demand for more efficient multi-functionality grows, so, too, does the need for wire harnesses to be built to handle these advancements.

The industries most associated with them are: automotive, aerospace, national defense, telecommunication, and medicine. On the surface, these particular industries don’t seem particularly interesting. Yet, they all have one thing in common – failure experienced by the machinery that makes up the industries can lead to the loss of life. It can be easy to gauge the success of an industry by looking at its financial health at the end of a fiscal year, but nothing lets you know that something went terribly wrong than when someone loses their life due to faulty parts.

Biometric Hardware

This type of biometric authentication employs the exceptional facial qualities of someone. When it has to do with biometric authentication, the fingerprint sensor is the most trustworthy and convenient. For starters, biometric authentication is considered among the best kinds of authentication currently offered. The worldwide biometric authentication and identification market is predicted to undergo substantial growth over the following five years.

Biometrics provides convenience, simplicity of use, simple scalability and increased cyber security. In addition, they are increasingly sophisticated and proven, including facial recognition as a means of authentication. Biometrics needs to be secure. however, it can’t interrupt somebody’s day-to-day pursuits. For smaller companies, in addition, it supplies a cloud-based solution which delivers fingerprint biometrics and smart cards.

There are a few specific forms of biometrics utilized for some particular purposes. They will also have some impact on the workplace with regards to the need for additional hardware costs such as scanners. Behavioral biometrics is a new type of biometric that gives you the ability to confirm your identity with how you behave, instead of some facet of your physical body.

Biometrics allows an employee to use their fingerprint as identification at any location in the retail shop. They are part of the cutting edge of technology. They are also being used in the automotive industry in the form of biometric vehicle access systems. They are already changing the game, and they will continue to do so. They also offer flexibility to the user different identifiers can be used in different situations. Behavioral biometrics utilize ephemeral data, meaning theft would just be a temporary disability.

Internet As a Reference Tool

First, using the Internet as a reference tool.

While the ease of use, scope of resources, and up-to-date nature of the information available online are collectively invaluable, there are also some downsides to using the web for research. The biggest thing to be careful about is low quality, unsubstantiated material that hasn’t been reviewed for accuracy. Since anyone can post on the Internet, it’s up to you to make sure the resources you’re using are reliable.

How do you deal with that problem? You need to use good, reliable search tools; use good searching techniques (see a recently published article on Boolean Phrase Searching right here on EzineArticles for more on that); and take responsibility for thoroughly vetting any material you use. It can be tempting to trust resources that support your hypotheses, but they need to be checked just as thoroughly as anything else you hope to cite, or more so.

Good, reliable search tools mean, when possible, focusing on information available in libraries, government databases, and similarly vetted information repositories, as well as using the appropriate internal search tools. That doesn’t mean you can’t use Google or Wikipedia, but if you do, check out the website your information is coming from. Does the site itself seem reliable? How about the author? Check their sources and check publication dates to be sure you’re getting up-to-date information.

If it feels suspicious, check to see if there are counter articles debunking the theories or studies presented. If something feels questionable, move on. There are plenty more publication fish in the information Sea.

Once you’ve found something you believe is reliable, the next thing you need to be able to do is properly cite Internet resources. Different style guides will put the information in a different order (check the one relevant to your work to be sure), but in general, what you most need would be:

• The author’s name

• Editor (if applicable)

• Year of publication (of the article or of the webpage)

• Title (of the article or of the webpage)

• Medium (“Online”, in this case, typically)

• Any relevant information in terms of journal name, volume, edition, place of publication and publisher/publishing organization

• The complete URL (http:// and all)

• The date you accessed the source