Colour management is a maturing technology, based on the International Color Consortium (ICC) specifications. Most graphic arts software uses ICC colour management to control the display, colour space conversion and output of colour.
These include desktop publishing packages such as Adobes CC suite, Quark Express and Coral.
Proofing rips from GMG, EFI, Print [...]
Colour accuracy, consistency and appearance are becoming an increasing requirement for all areas of printed products. The wide format market cannot stand apart from this issue. This blog looks at how a colour-managed workflow can save money, assure quality and retain clients.
1. A rip is not a workflow!
The wide format rips from the [...]
The blog is based on a briefing paper I wrote for CMA Imaging, so is published with many thanks to them.
For the last few years the International Standards Organisation, the ISO TC130 international committee, which develops all the printing industry related standards, ISO 12647, 12646, 3664, etc, has been slowly amending [...]
It has been said that a digital image without a profile is like buying a burger from a dodgy burger van; is it beef, lamb, dog or [...]
Yes, it’s the revised ISO standard printing conditions for sheet and web fed heatset-offset litho. The revision was published at the end of 2013 and is available from the ISO web site.
This blog will look at the main changes to the revised standard and the new data sets and profiles being [...]
10/02/2014 Update added for the Konica Minolta/Komori KM1 UV inkjet launching at IPEX2014
23/09/2013-Added updates and new image for the Landa Nano Presses, which are now delayed by a year.
16/12/2012-I have added some updates re installations and availability of these presses. Also the new OCE ColorStream 5500 color inkjet press has just been announced.
This blog has been driven by my observations over last Autumns when attending a number of small but very focused and interesting events held for the printing and graphic arts community.
These included the Print Efficiency days held at Apex Graphics in Hemel Hempstead, the Two Sides seminar at Stationers’ Hall and the excellent Forward [...]
I have called these courses ‘Desktop Colour Management’ as they can cover the use of colour management in the Adobe CS/CC suite, QuarkXPress and Enfocus Pitstop.
On refection, I think now may be the [...]
When images are required for printed and other media we now all expect that a digital image will be supplied; from a photographer, client, picture library etc.
However many are still concerned that they do not view the images accurately on their computer screens. This makes any judgement of digital images very [...]
But it is a very important and timely upgrade to the scheme that should be investigated. It incorporates the comments and suggestions from the many printers who have gone thought the [...]
Where your workflow needs to touch your clients
This article is based on a presentation made by Paul Sherfield of the Missing Horse Consultancy at the Jet Set Conference in the Fespa 2013 exhibition held in June 2013 at Excel, London and an subsequent article published in FujiFilms PRINT! magazine.
Workflow and the files created to produce [...]
With todays technology providing very quick, economic and accurate contract colour proofs and standardised printing using ISO 12647 process control, is the concept, even the conceit, of the clients needing to pass a job on press out-dated?
Most production managers will have shuddered when the sales person hands back the colour proofs with the [...]
- Paul Sherfield who runs the consultancy is well known in the printing and pre-media industry as having considerable knowledge on digital workflows, with a special expertise on the business reasoning behind such systems.
He has installed some of the most successful digital pre-press and pre media systems in the UK. For 2 years he worked on a number of medium term projects before starting the consultancy in July 2000. Before this he was a partner in what became one of the leading pre-press/printing companies in London.
He is active in a number of industry groups including the BPIF Technical Standards Committee, ISO TC 130 printing standards committees and is chair of the BPIF steering group for ISO 12647/2 UK certification, He is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences.