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Dov Isaacs on Frank Romano on Color Management:
@Julie: The same print service providers who recommend or even require conversion of everything to CMYK not only don't instruct as to WHAT CMYK to convert to or how to do it, but are often clueless themselves as to the whole process. @Gordon:
 

Gordon Pritchard on Frank Romano on Color Management:
One of the things that I've never seen in a color management book is a color flow chart that shows what happens as images and files go through the workflow. Some type of decision tree charts that would show the various configurations of embedded/ no
 

Mark Blanchette on Do Book Covers Still Matter?:
mblanchette@essextech.net
 

Julie Shaffer on Frank Romano on Color Management:
It is fascinating (or horrifying) to me to see how many print providers still recommend on their websites that client's convert color to CMYK with absolutely no instruct how to do so. This is a great discussion to take to the Color Conference 20
 

HENRY HUNT on Do Book Covers Still Matter?:
Interesting story. well done. Yes we like to get a copy of the notes to inform our clients that covers matter pretty much the same be they in print of digital forms. Thx henry.hunt@unon.org
 

Jennifer Matt on How Printers Should Think About Marketing:
Jacob, Good points on Digitally savvy and expanding beyond print manufacturing to help customers deliver digital messages as well as printed messages. When printers invest in the digital technologies (like your product XMPie) they should "eat t
 

John Formella on Do Book Covers Still Matter?:
Hello Holly, please share your thesis findings on the functional purchase path value of a book cover for both book-book (print) and ebook editions. Thx john.formella@kodak.com
 

Frank Romano on Do Book Covers Still Matter?:
To contact Holly directly for a copy of the notes, use hxr5268@rit.edu
 

Paul Dombrowski on Do Book Covers Still Matter?:
Paul.dombrowski@kodak.com
 

Joseph Pasky on Do Book Covers Still Matter?:
Very interesting study. I would sincerely appreciate a copy of your notes. We recognize your dedication and hard work. It's nice to see young people becoming part of our industry.
 

Gordon Pritchard on iBeacons: This Year’s QR Codes?:
Excellent article - an honest, grounded, look at the technology.
 

Charles Gehman on iBeacons: This Year’s QR Codes?:
I think you are going to find that this is going to play out very, very differently than QR codes, and the reason is Apple. http://proximity5.com/blog/2014/09/12/Beacons-Revolution/ http://www.macrumors.com/2014/09/15/macys-shopkick-apple-pay/
 

John Henry on J. Kenneth Garner to Become AMSP/NAPL/NAQP CEO in January 2015:
This is a good thing for the industry, I hope now PIA and Napl can restart merger talks. A interesting side note will be we find out how big of a golden parachute Joe was able to extract. I do find him going to a Public Relations Society ironic a
 

Dov Isaacs on Frank Romano on Color Management:
@Gordon: WRT/ Frank Cost and CreateSpace, I'll follow-up directly with Frank as to what actual settings were used, but when you look at the “specifications/suggestions” of many web-to-print outfits and how they vary all over the lot, you can see o
 

Dov Isaacs on Frank Romano on Color Management:
@Gordon: Almost that! Choose the initial default color settings for the Creative Suite / Creative Cloud applications and synchronize and use then globally. For PDF export, the existing PDF/X-4 settings with your favorite output intent profile (mat
 

Gordon Pritchard on Frank Romano on Color Management:
@Dov, so I think you're saying that as long as content creators leave the application defaults alone then there is no problem? And in Frank Cost's example - he broke the integrity of the PDF by using High Quality Print setting recommended by CreateS
 

Dov Isaacs on Frank Romano on Color Management:
@FrankCost: The PDF that you submitted to CreateSpace may have been created with the “High Quality Print” settings, but the PDF you have published certainly does not represent that original PDF. The fact that you need to jump through hoops to g
 

Dov Isaacs on Frank Romano on Color Management:
@Gordon: (a) WRT Adobe applications, by DEFAULT in Adobe applications, color management is ON and we synchronize applications to at least a reasonable set of default CMYK, RGB, and grayscale color spaces. And that default is easy to change. Our PD
 

Frank Cost on Frank Romano on Color Management:
I made the CreateSpace Color Comparator as a quick and dirty visual device to help my students understand the color rendering limitations of the printing process used by CreateSpace, which I believe is Indigo on unspecified Uncoated 60lb bright white
 

Gordon Pritchard on Frank Romano on Color Management:
RE: "I question your assertion that we at Adobe “hold most of the cards in this space” from the point of view that (a) we have no way to force content providers and print service providers to properly use color management or use it at all," • T
 

Dov Isaacs on Frank Romano on Color Management:
Gordon, Adobe print workflow applications (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and Acrobat) as well as Adobe's PDF Print Engine RIP technology all support ICC color management (ON by default for the applications) without any “secret sauce.” We ar
 

Gordon Pritchard on Frank Romano on Color Management:
Dov, as a major player at Adobe, which arguably holds most of the cards in this space (from authoring softawre to RIPs) what is Adobe doing to address this issue?
 

Dov Isaacs on Frank Romano on Color Management:
Frank Romano is right. There are major problems with color management with quite a bit of blame to go around. Conceivably, consistent, reliable, and accurate color is possible, but there are too many “got'chas” in the end-to-end PDF print publishi
 

Gordon Pritchard on Frank Romano on Color Management:
WoooHooo - it's the 21st century and the solution to color communication is either Frank Cost's reflection of 19th century methology: http://the-print-guide.blogspot.ca/2009/07/color-atlas-helping-designers-to.html Or even going further further bac
 

David Straub on Cenveo to Open Envelope Plants in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts:
That is wonderful! With so many plant closures going on this is certainly a bresh of freath air! Thank you Frank.
 

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