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What is an ICC Profile?

ICC PROFILES explained….by Bill Owen – Lead Color Specialist at Alder Color Solutions There are several types of ICC profiles depending on the kind of equipment that you wish to characterize. We will use input profiles for capture devices such as scanners and cameras. Monitor profiles that will allow the colors in your files to…

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How to limit individual ink channels

INK LIMITING – To Limit or Not to Limit?by Bill Owen – Lead Color Specialist at Alder Color Solutions I would argue that the most important step in calibrating printing equipment is determining individual ink channel limits. This will help define the maximum gamut achievable by your equipment. Ink limiting will also improve your color…

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294 Tasty New Morsels – New PANTONE v4 libraries

Formula Guides, Color Bridge, and Pantone Connect extension 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…

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Print Management Case Study: How One Customer Achieves Global Color Control

  A couple of years ago I was working with a well-established company in Pennsylvania that specializes in “museum quality” art and photography books. They were considering several titles for their first Asia production attempt, but the company was concerned the quality that their reputation was built upon would not be upheld by the new…

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