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Re: filmscanners: which space?

We don't disagree - I work primarily in LAB and CMYK myself, for both web
and print, but then convert to RGB for final contrast adjustments and to
send to the printer.  I use Corel PhotoPaint though and an HP printer so I
can't comment on Photoshop configuration.  I have had good success in
matching monitor to print, though not perfect, having merely calibrated the
monitor visually.

OT:  should you ever have the opportunity, please ask Jon Cone to provide
archival inks and color profiles for the HP PhotoSmart printer series.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Arthur Entlich" <artistic@ampsc.com>
To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2001 4:50 PM
Subject: Re: filmscanners: which space?

| Maris V. Lidaka, Sr. wrote:
| > If I'm not mistaken Bruce Fraser participates in the Epson Inkjets
| > list.
| >
| > Inkjet printers of course print in CMYK but they insist on RGB input and
| > then perform the conversion themselves.  So we correct in RGB or CMYK or
| > LAB, whatever fits the bill, but then send to the printer in RGB.
| >
| > Maris
| >
| I am still using some of the older Epson printers, so things may be
| different with the newer models and software.
| In spite of the fact many, maybe even Epson warns that working in CMYK,
| and then sending it to the printer causes a double conversion (CMYK,
| back to RGB to the printer driver, then reconverted to CMYK for final
| printing), I have been unable to get nearly the control using a RGB
| output as when I work in CMYK.  The control of black ink alone makes it
| worthwhile.  But, overall, my accuracy level goes way up with CMYK
| output, in my work flow.
| The one problem is when changes are made in the configuration,
| Photoshop, version, even specific printer, all best are off, since CMYK
| is a "locked" mode, while RGB seems to readjust to the new
| circumstances. I always keep both file types stored.
| As aside to this, Jon Cone, who runs www.inkjetmall.com sells a huge
| range of inkjet color profiles, and he also is now providing his new
| archival inks for a wide variety of Epson printers, including the 3000.
| The accelerated aging on his inks shows them to be very good.  He also
| sells a wide variety of papers, and his website is quite informative,
| with links to some other informative locations.
| I have no personal interest in his company, nor have I ever made a
| purchase through him, but I think he is doing some ground breaking work
| in the fields of color management and ink longevity.
| Art


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