Category Archives: Color Management

Hong Kong, Day three-point-seven

I think. Yesterday was the ICC Symposium at the Hong Kong Design Institute. We were expecting about 450 participants, and over 700 attended. The large auditorium at the center was filled, and they stayed all the way to the end. … Continue reading

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ePrint is setting records in Hong Kong printing community

It’s VistaPrint for Hong Kong. But less aggressive and irritating. On our tours yesterday of printing plants in Hong Kong, we visited a company called ePrint, which is a largely web-based commercial printing company. They specialize in – everything. Their … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Day Two

On my outings on Sunday in Hong Kong I had a chance to take the Star Ferry across Victoria Harbor to Hong Kong Island where my friend John Seymour and I had lunch. The weather was tempestuous, and we watched … Continue reading

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Kalifornia to Kowloon for Kolor

I’m in Hong Kong this week to attend the ICC conference. I composed this en route: Kowloon via San Luis Obispo, San Jose and San Francisco A melodrama in seven acts I have been sitting in a nearly upright chair … Continue reading

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Details on scanning film with the Epson scanner

In two earlier blogs I described how I set up a large tabletop arrangement to scan historic panoramic negatives on my Epson Perfection scanner. When using the Epson scanner with the Epson Scan software (you can control the Epson scanner … Continue reading

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U-U-U means S-O-S for my Cinema Display

I was a ham radio operator as a teenager, a hobby I did not pursue after high school. I was involved in too many activities to keep it going – scouts, college, girls, travel, marriage, being a parent, owning a … Continue reading

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Image Processor – photo horsepower in a nearly unknown tool

Russell Brown, Senior Creative Director at Adobe Systems, created an application plug-in for Photoshop years ago with help from some of the programmers on the Photoshop team. It was first made available on Russell’s “off-campus” site as Russell Brown’s Image … Continue reading

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Pushing preflight upstream

The responsibility for preflighting a job prior to printing has been for a long time the aegis of the prepress professional. It is logical that preflight should be carried out in the prepress department as a job makes its way … Continue reading

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Making “fake duotones” – or tinted images

While visiting the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian last fall, I was impressed by a photo montage in one of the galleries. This is a section of the wall in the museum where hundreds of lovely portraits are … Continue reading

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The prepress petri dish

This post was originally made on June 11, 2010 on my blog at What They Think. I have updated the information in it here. When I am not teaching, I am usually sitting in my home office, the master of … Continue reading

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