The Best Color Management Training Options

Color management cannot be avoided. All design applications and print production (DFE/RIP) softwares are built around ICC color management, and though you may be able to run from it… you can’t hide. Your options come down to either fully understanding how it works, ultimately saving you time and money, or…

Adobe and Pantone to Part Ways. What You Gonna Do?

You’ve probably already heard that Adobe and Pantone have agreed to disagree. There’s a question of why (which I believe is probably money-related), but the bigger question is, What are you going to do when the Pantone libraries aren’t included in Adobe Creative Cloud apps anymore? Many people and companies are…

How to find neutral gray paint

How to find neutral gray paint

I needed to paint a color viewing area a particular neutral gray color. One might think this is an easy task but it really is not. Now, there is at least one company that makes paint specifically for this, in different shades of gray (Munsell N5, N7, N8), but they…

294 Tasty New Morsels – New PANTONE v4 libraries

294 Tasty New Morsels – New PANTONE v4 libraries

Did you know that Pantone released a revised version (v4) of their Formula Guides for Coated and Uncoated in September 2019? They’ve dropped the + (Plus) from the official name, although they’ve added 294 new colors. So, even though it’s not officially “+” anymore, it’s actually more plus than ever!…

Game Changer! The NEW Epson P7570/9570

Game Changer! The NEW Epson P7570/9570

Epson announced their latest releases, the new SureColor P7570 and P9570. These are 24″ and 44″ printers, the same size as their existing P7000 and P9000 models. These new printers are not replacing the existing models, but I can’t imagine anyone not wanting the new models. So, let’s talk about…

Color Management Certification Programs

Color Management Certification Programs

The first phase of the SGIA Digital Color Professional program To get ‘Qualified’ by passing an online exam. If you think you’re already an expert, you can register to take the exam on SGIA’s DCP program page for $75 (25% discount for members). Otherwise, SGIA has authorized several consultants/companies who…