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Old 07-25-2006, 11:51 AM   #1
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I know I have been converted - but this should be a topic on its own - using the right profiles on the web, litho digital across the world is what everyone wants these days
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Old 07-26-2006, 11:47 AM   #2
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its ashame that 21 people have seen such an important topic - but no one has views - this is the real issue now
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I think it's very important as I have my monitor hardware calibrated and have had custom paper profiles created for my Epson 4000...I have found that as far as the forum goes, that color management is discussed within the context of specific threads rather than a general "color management" topic (and I'm very often the person who brings up the subject...'-}})...

As I am doing my own printing, I don't have much experience (any really) with color management as it applies to professional printing...the closest I've come to that is when I ordered custom postage stamps--rather nifty thing that the US post office offers--and I embedded my Photoshop working space in the file I sent to be printed. The result was a match to my screen but I've never been sure if that was just luck or if they actually used the embedded profile--the instructions were not very sophisticated...

It's like the posts on GRAcol and Fogra...I know about them but have never had to use/pay attention to them because I'm not working in that sort of any environment...

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the sooner we get to one profile the better
Peter
I have forgotten where abouts in that US are u
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Old 07-26-2006, 02:50 PM   #5
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Wotcha Peter, hope you're well.

The five printers we use all say publicly on their websites that they want to receive press PDFs with no profiles at all, but I know they add European Coated 2 themselves! None of 'em use Fois Gras 27 yet, unfortunately. I took an executive decision a while ago about this, and decided to embed Euro Coated 2 in our PDFs so I have a good idea of how the flipping things will print (notwithstanding barmy press operators)!

Standards are wonderful: that's why there are so many!
Yabba dabba doo!
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peter: the sooner we get to one profile the better
I don't believe that will ever happen as you have monitor profiles, paper profiles and printer profiles (there are even camera profiles and scanner profiles). Each device (and paper type) has its own profile(s).

I've always liked Bruce Fraser's description that a profile is basically a dictionary entry and color management is the mechanism to read the dictionary entries translating from one language (device) to another language (device)...

It could be that in the future all this will be built in somehow some way and it will all be magically transparent to the user...

We ain't there yet...'-}}


>>I have forgotten where abouts in that US are u

I'm in Virginia, outside Washington, DC...

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ROFL!!!

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And the most important profile of all... the human profile! Never underestimate the power of the operator to completely balls it up!
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robin: And the most important profile of all... the human profile! Never underestimate the power of the operator to completely balls it up!
LOL!!! too very true...'-}}

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