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 time to offer this course to agencies, graphic design companies, internal designers within corporates and print service providers, independent from a […]
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 […]
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 […]
Firstly, what is a colour managed workflow? Most images are now digital. Gone is the comfort zone of a transparency viewed, assessed and selected using a light box.
So we can only use a digital colour management system to ensure that digital images are processed correctly through a prepress workflow. In this case by colour […]
So what is this standard for?
It covers colour-viewing conditions for the graphic arts and photography areas, including viewing […]
The area of halftone screens, their types, technologies and ruling have long been associated with improving print quality. It was only 20 years ago when 200 dpi (dots per inch) AM screening was considered as a fine screen and quite difficult to print.
I guess I do not have to explain here what AM, […]
- 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.