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- Oct 28, 2014
December 6th - 9th, 2014 - The 2014 Color Conference presented by the Printing Industries of America, the conference will be at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort and Villas, Scottsdale, AZ and is always a favorite stop for CHROMiX to end the year colorfully. Please come on by our booth and say hello to Rick, or attend one of Steve's or Pat's sessions. We'll look forward to seeing you there!
- Oct 17, 2014Apple's Yosemite version of Mac OS X (v10.10) has just been released.We've completed some preliminary testing for ColorThink 3.0.3 and Curve 3.0.1 and both seem to be running well.We'll be testing Maxwell and the Maxwell Client on Yosemite in the days ahead and will let you know if we find any issues.So far, so good!
- Oct 14, 2014
Hey everyone‚Ä¶ I just spent an hour discussing color management on the NEC Google+ hangout panel. It was a live discussion and a YouTube video recording is available at NEC Google+ hangout discussion. Check it out!
- Oct 13, 2014
Maybe this seems rather regressive, but in a day and age when people are using their phones to send text messages, this could be the next Big Thing.
Did you know you can calibrate an Eizo to produce a perfectly black and white display? I didn't. A recent post in ColorForums got me doing some research in this vein. There are a couple of ways to do this. One is to create an RGB profile in Photoshop but define the primary colors using very low-chroma primary colors. Eizo's ColorNavigator software can be called in to emulate that profile on their display and you end up with a mostly black and white display. An even better way to get a more completely neutral result is to go into the ColorNavigator advanced feature that allows you to independently adjust contrast, saturation and such on 6 colors. I removed all saturation, re-calibrated, and now have a perfectly calibrated black and white display. (I wonder if I can get 'I love Lucy' on this...?)
- Aug 08, 2014I recently got back from two days of training on the new Epson F-series dye sub printers. It's amazing how many ways there are to get the color wrong in this process. When it comes to making profiles for a process that transfers color to fabric like T-shirts, you have to get right:- the settings in the RIP- the printing to transfer paper- the procedure of using the heat press to transfer the image onto the fabric.Don't get me wrong - these new Epson printers are amazing and I've never seen such brilliant images from a dye sub process. The amount of color you can transfer onto a piece of fabric these days is just stunning. It's almost like looking at a fine art print.This training was in partnership with JVH Technical here in the Northwest. This is a great Epson dealership, well known for outstanding customer service.