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John Clifford on Frank Romano on Color Management:
Thanks Dov, I said AOL-TimeWarner because that's who they were in 2005. At that time they had just made the decision to move from Tiff/IT to PDF. They were the ones who made PDF/X a standard that everyone else had to follow. But even at that time,
 

HARVEY LEVENSON on 2014 Naomi Berber Memorial Award Honors Laura Lawton-Forsyth:
Congratulations to Laura Lawton-Forsyth on this wonderful accomplishment. I personally knew Naomi Berber when I worked for GATF many years ago. She was a very distinguished woman as Laura has become. Laura comes from a distinguished "printing industr
 

Dov Isaacs on Frank Romano on Color Management:
@FrankCost: “Roman Catholic Curia just before Luther nailed up his 95 theses?” Obviously something very non-kosher that I simply will never really understand. But please don't worry, this discussion is not part of a Cost reduction plan! :-)
 

Frank Cost on Frank Romano on Color Management:
Hey guys, this is beginning to sound like an argument in the Roman Catholic Curia just before Luther nailed up his 95 theses. My head started smoking after reading Dov's middle paragraph above. I will continue to read these comments with a fire extin
 

Dov Isaacs on Frank Romano on Color Management:
Eddy Hagen makes excellent points that strongly argue for “late binding” to the final, destination color space. In PDF/X-4 workflows, typically a standard CMYK color space is specified (and profile embedded) for the output intent. CMYK is best use
 

Dov Isaacs on Frank Romano on Color Management:
FYI, the portal for Time publications is at http://direct2time.timeinc.com/. - Dov
 

Dov Isaacs on Frank Romano on Color Management:
@JohnClifford (1) Looking at the portal for Time-Warner (actually Time Inc.) publications at , apparently their specs are a decade old, specifying only PDF/X-1a. (2) We do have a “Chicken and Omelet” problem with regards to acceptance of PDF/X-
 

Eddy Hagen on Frank Romano on Color Management:
Interesting discussion. :-) But I'm missing one - very important - point: the quality of the ICC profile used to convert to CMYK (no matter where you are doing the conversion). Different ICC profiles have different renderings. And these can be *ve
 

John Clifford on Frank Romano on Color Management:
@Dov OOh, spanked. But Dov, what do magazines want in ads? Again, in 05 when we were at that press conference, Time Warner wanted everything in a specific version of 1-a. Do they now accept 4? Just want to make sure I'm giving my students the tool
 

Michael Jahn on Frank Discovers a Wood Type Revival in New York:
ahh - Danke !! Giottos Rocket Blaster Dust-Removal Tool http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/259157-REG/Giottos_AA1900_Rocket_Air_Blower.html
 

Frank Romano on Frank Discovers a Wood Type Revival in New York:
It is indeed a rocket ship filled with strange aliens from the planet Thingee. You squeeze it to blow the sawdust away.
 

Michael Jahn on Frank Discovers a Wood Type Revival in New York:
I noticed a small rocket ship shaped thingee at the beginning of the clip, then see it on the floor near the end .. https://www.flickr.com/photos/17199157@N07/15652451122/ - what is that thing ?
 

Dov Isaacs on Frank Romano on Color Management:
Just so that no one misunderstands my points of view, PDF/X-4 is not an all-purpose miracle worker. This standard does NOT absolve the content producer from being responsible for content that will properly print, taking into account issues of over
 

Dov Isaacs on Frank Romano on Color Management:
Someone use my name? :-) The problem is that PDF/X-1a is absolutely NOT “bulletproof” unless you have absolutely no transparency in your original content and you know exactly what your output printing conditions are allowing you to manually conve
 

John Clifford on Frank Romano on Color Management:
@Michael Riebesehl Unless Xerox is suddenly in the offset business, it has little relationship to those who are sending files to offset press printers, the primary focus of my class. I'd love to hear Dov's thoughts on what I should be teaching as
 

William Adams on Record-breaking HP Print Project: 3.14…to the One Millionth Digit:
Far more interesting to determine how many digits of pi one can print where each successive digit is scaled down in proportion to its effect on the calculation (e.g., 3 is 100 pt. type, .1 is 10 pt. type, 4 is 1 pt. type, &c.) --- Don Knuth worked up
 

Pat Berger on Record-breaking HP Print Project: 3.14…to the One Millionth Digit:
May of this year Mercer Color Corporation printed a Π poster 18 inches x 24 inches with 5,942,157 digits printed over a ghosted background of Π. The 5,942,157 digits were easy coming up with a background screen with dots smaller than th
 

Jennifer Matt on Every Print Job Doesn’t Deserve an Estimate:
Eddy - thank your for reading it. I think all print owners realize that they could "optimize" their workflow. What I wanted to express in this article was that you can't afford to have one workflow anymore. Imagine if you were a bank today trying
 

Jennifer Matt on Why Most Technology Demonstrations Suck!:
Gordon - thanks for your comment. I like this advice for presentations. For sales demonstrations I would like to see a lot more preparation in "customizing" the information/demonstration to the relevant needs of this prospect. I always wanted to e
 

Gordon Pritchard on Why Most Technology Demonstrations Suck!:
A helpful trick from the presenter's point of view is the three stage adage "tell them what you're going to tell them, tell them, tell them what you just told them." Telling them what you're going to tell them helps to get everyone on the same page a
 

Frank Romano on Frank Discovers a Wood Type Revival in New York:
Letterpress printing is growing among hobbyists and professionals. There are even services that cast metal type for relief printing.
 

James Olsen on Frank Discovers a Wood Type Revival in New York:
Frank, so who buys this stuff? Jim
 

Eddy Hagen on Every Print Job Doesn’t Deserve an Estimate:
Excellent article! Every print CEO, print shop owner, ... should read this and evaluate his own production based upon these workflow schemes.
 

Eric Arima on Frank Discovers a Wood Type Revival in New York:
It's also nice to see a Palamino Blackwing in use.
 

Paul Gardner on Graph Expo 2014: A Few Highlights:
Although I was surprised by the dramatically smaller show floor, it was indeed a wonderful event with much to see and even more to learn. One of the coolest things I encountered was the Palamides lay-flat perfect binder. Although there wasn't a ma
 

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