I have called these courses ‘Desktop Colour Management’ as they cover the use of colour management in the Adobe CS suite, QuarkXPress and Enfocus Pitstop.
On refection, I think now may be the time [...]
Adobe have just released an update to Acrobat Pro 10 and 11. First reports indicate that it has fixed this issue in Acrobat Pro 11, but not in 10.
This bug/issue has been around since Acrobat Pro 10 was released, and is also in Acrobat Pro 11. When viewing pages, especially on [...]
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 [...]
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.
Back from Drupa with sore feet but with more info, so added two more presses and amended some of the others.
Also included is the Xerox CiPress 500 Production Inkjet. [...]
I guess most users of ISO 12647/2 will either use the Fogra 39 based ‘ISO coated v2” profiles from the ECI (European Color Initiative) or Adobes ‘Coated FOGRA39 (ISO 12647-2-2004)’ profile which is in the later versions of Adobe CS and used by their color settings file ‘Europe Prepress 3’.
Just to mention [...]
Yes, yet another ‘buzz phase’ for the industry, this time in the colour management area.
But this is an important one to understand and implement.
Common colour appearance, as used in this instance is, in its broadest definition, defined as images and pages will look the same across any media; print, web, mobile, broadcast etc.
Now that the BPIF UK ISO 12647/2 certification scheme is, at long last, in place with its first UKAS accredited certifying body, Print & Media Certification, the first such third party certified scheme for ISO 12647-2 in the world, I have been musing on my time working with the standard and colour [...]
Well, yes, it was in many ways. Of course, it was called the ‘inkjet drupa’ and, for the first time, printers could actually buy a production B2 inkjet press, such as Fujifilm’s JetPress 720. While there were many other production digital B2 inkjet presses launched, most will not be available for at least 18 months [...]
- 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.