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, [...]
Well, can you imagine a situation where a car designer creates a new door handle for which the engineering drawings are wrong and the handle is difficult to manufacture efficiently and economically? No, it is unlikely to [...]
Been pondering about a lot of comment on a Linkedin group about clients/print buyers responsibility for supplying files, PDF’s, images etc, that are correctly ‘colour managed’.
It got me thinking about the clear rules that were recognised about the supply of ‘camera ready artwork’, pre DTP in the dark ages. All involved understood the rules. [...]
A standardised printing condition is the final and most important
part of a fully colour managed image and page workflow. Indeed,
without the profile for the printing presses the effort put into the
rest of the workflow is completely undermined.
Profiling RGB images and establishing sound colour management
policies at 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.