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Understanding Overprint
By Max Derhak

There are two approaches to mixing image elements together that are often confused when rendering compound document formats like EPS/PS/PDF – transparency and overprint. Transparency rendering was previously discussed. In this article we will discuss the concept of overprint, how it is rendered, and problems that can occur when trying to render with overprint.

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How to measure printed colour on glass, plexiglass and other transparent media 

An image printed onto glass is viewed through an illumination from behind the image. Measurement with traditional reflective spectrophotometers is therefore not applicable.

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Saving money by using colour management

The costs incurred with Wide format printing can be split up in fixed costs and variable costs, the same as every other business.

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Why stabilize the temperature of inkjet printer ink?

The most important parameters for the ink used by an inkjet printer are density, viscosity and surface tension.
(Article taken from the Durst  ‘Process’ magazine, their monthly newsletter for Screen and Digital Printers.)

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Colour Management made easier
By David Crowther

As my regular readers would know, colour management is an enabling technology. Within the ICC framework of device colour management, manufacturers are continually striving to make the management of colour easier.

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Colour Management in Lightroom
By David Harradine

After discovering how easy it is to import a bunch of images into Lightroom and prepare them for a variety of outputs, you could be forgiven for thinking that Lightroom does not use colour management at all. No working spaces to choose, no profile mismatches, or missing profile alerts to cause you grief.

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Demystifying Daylight (Part 2)
By David Crowther

To continue our discussion on demystifying daylight, we have all ready looked at a couple of myths; Myth #1 - All daylight simulators are the same, and Myth #2 - As long as the light source is D65, it’s a good daylight simulator. Now, we can discuss the final two myths.

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Digital Camera Colour Management with Adobe Camera Raw
By David Harradine

The first rule of colour management is that no two devices are the same, no two monitors, printers, scanners or digital cameras will produce the same colour from the same signal out of the box, they all have their own unique finger print.

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Demystifying daylight (Part 1)
By David Crowther

In this article David Crowther looks at the myths and misconceptions about simulating daylight that everyone involved in evaluating colour should know.

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Daylight simulation – is it necessary for colour evaluation?
By David Crowther

Why do we need to consider daylight when evaluating colour? Quite simply because daylight renders colour accurately. Even though natural daylight changes throughout the day, together with changes in the weather, a need to simulate daylight does exist.

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Colour Gamut - in layman’s terms
By David Harradine

How much do you know about colour gamut, clipping and RGB working space? David Harradine provides some insight.

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ISO Graphics Standards - can they help us?
By David Crowther

ISO Graphics Standards - can they help us?  In the world of creativity, we may think that standardisation will only put a lid on ideas and concepts. But looked at from another angle, we see that to a certain extent, standards have a marked influence on everything around us and what we do.

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