What does 30 minutes cost you?

In order for colour management to work, you need to take an active role in actually managing colour! This starts with the assumption that having a predictable and accurate colour workflow will reduce the time to complete a job – and that the job will be accurate to the customer’s expectations. Colour management will not … Read more →

Defining “Acceptable” Colour

Determining what is an acceptable colour match can be challenging, especially if there is a group of people assessing the colour. It’s not uncommon for 3 people to see three different versions of the same colour.  How can this be, you ask. Here are a few fun facts about colour: Two identical Pantone color guides … Read more →

Colour Management setup and maintenace

A predictable colour management system can take time to set up but the rewards will come with reduced waste, less time chasing colour and more time printing. Set-Up It starts by confirming that all RIPs are using the same reference colour space. GRACoL has become the industry standard for digital and sheetfed devices. Check how … Read more →

Colour Management Updates

GRACoL 2013 In 2006 GRACoL created the first reference printing condition for commercial printing in North America. To keep up with changes the GRACoL committee has introduced an updated version called GRACoL 2013 which is almost identical to the 2006 specification. A few minor changes have been made but they are barely visible to anyone … Read more →

To verify or not to verify

In the world of colour and colour reproduction the trend is moving towards printing to specifications or standards. This is no surprise to a lot of people but what is less evident is the need to quantify and verify your colour reproduction. As we move towards printing to specific colour specifications it makes the job … Read more →

Spotlight on Proofing

Contract proofing has come a long way. We have moved from analog systems to inkjet printers and the majority of today’s software RIPs have matured to a point where it’s a much simpler wizard-based process to create a new paper calibration and profile. Canon has entered the arena with a new printer called the iPF6450 … Read more →

Colour in the Cloud

I find it very interesting when technology changes the way we do things. In this case it has to do with one of my favorite topics – colour. Colour is moving from individual computers to a shared cloud-based system. This change allows everyone in the production chain access to colour but more importantly it allows … Read more →

Colour harmony

I have always been a fan of a product that solves a problem, but what if people don’t even know they have a problem. Then I guess it’s my duty to tell them the bad news and explain how to solve it. Ok, I know that sounds a bit pompous, but let me explain before … Read more →