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 cover the use of colour management in the Adobe CS suite, QuarkXPress and Enfocus Pitstop.
On refection, I think now may be the time [...]
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 [...]
This blog started in my mind as a bit of a rant at the lack of support and representation the UK printing industry has at government and international levels.
However I’m suddenly in a more positive and constructive mood, strange, as it’s been a difficult morning!
The fact that the British Standards Institute is going [...]
Adobe have released a update to Acrobat Pro 11, 11.0.06, which appears to finally have solved this issue in v11, but not v10. So please install this update if you wish to view PDF pages correctly in colour in Acrobat pro 11.
Need to eat a little humble pie. I thought [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
- 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.