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    Re: Spectrophotometer recommendation?

    100 cd/m2, gama 2.2, 6500K.

    This is what I've always used, and what gave predictable results with the generic profiles on my previous two Epson 3880s.
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    Re: Spectrophotometer recommendation?

    So, I've started working with the first profile I built for the 3880. The colors seem dead-on but the print is dark. I'm using the same monitor calibration settings and viewing conditions that I...
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    Re: "Beliefs" inherited from our "forefathers".

    Iíd argue that itís impossible not to inherit beliefs. Those books you read were written by forefather-figures. Ideas, conventions, and beliefs are implicated in the pictures you saw in books and...
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    Viewing Lights ... seeking bulb

    My standard print viewing light has been a 150watt indoor flood (GE?) about 6 to 8 feet from the prints. I just moved, and donít know what I did with my old bulbs and fixtures. And now this kind of...
  5. Thread: Epson parts?

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    Re: Epson parts?

    Figured it out. Called Epson, they put gave me a list of regional service people. One of them dropped the thing in the mail for me.
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    Re: "Beliefs" inherited from our "forefathers".

    -Art exists for the purpose of emotional expression.
    -An artist's intent determines the meaning of a work.
    -The meaning of a text or artwork is contained in the work itself.
    -The purpose of art is...
  7. Thread: Epson parts?

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    Epson parts?

    I need a new rear manual sheet feeding guide for my 3880. I think I sent my old one back to epson by mistake when exchanging a printer.

    A quick search turned up sites in Europe that sell this...
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    Re: Spectrophotometer recommendation?

    Yeah, it seems strange. Possibly something wrong with the puck. I bought it used with the monitor, and it's always shown a reduced red response.

    What still confuses me about the delta E value is...
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    Re: Spectrophotometer recommendation?

    So, I got the kit, and it’s really impressive. It came with a license for the all-features-unlocked version of profile-maker, so it can calibrate scanners, cameras, cmyk printers, projectors, etc.. ...
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    Re: Spectrophotometer recommendation?

    Great, thanks Tyler. That's the answer I was hoping to hear. I may be a tweaker, but preferably not a profile tweaker.
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    Re: Spectrophotometer recommendation?

    Thanks Tyler. I remember about v2 vs. v4 ... I had some trouble with a paper manufacturer's v4 profiles.

    The one other potential gotcha I see is in the ambient light profiling. I've always had...
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    Re: Spectrophotometer recommendation?

    I think I'm failing to understand on a very basic level. Isn't the Delta E showing the measured difference between the Monitor's actual state and its ideal, which is then compensated for by the...
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    Re: Spectrophotometer recommendation?

    Can you explain? So I generate two profiles and one shows a higher Delta E. How do I know which is more accurate?
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    Re: Spectrophotometer recommendation?

    Mine's a few years old, and is a wide gamut model. The puck it comes with I believe is a rebranded and tweaked i1 display pro, as you said.

    I realize I can compare profiles from both side by side,...
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    Re: Spectrophotometer recommendation?

    So, I settled on an i1pro kit that comes with a key code for the full software package (compatible with current Mac OS, btw).

    It also comes with a monitor calibration attachment, which is not what...
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    Re: Custom Inkjet Printer in NYC

    Thanks for the tips. I found my guy ... he's vacationing out of state but will back in time. I'll keep the others in mind in case of contingencies.

    BTW, I work with Philip Riley at Skink Ink in...
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    Custom Inkjet Printer in NYC

    Can anyone recommend a really great custom inkjet printmaker in NYC? I haven't been able to reach the person I usually work with, and I need a fallback plan. I need to be able to make 60" prints on...
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    Re: Spectrophotometer recommendation?

    Thanks Peter. I haven't seen Spyder Print before. Any thoughts on what compromises you make with this $350 system? I'm comparing to $1500+ systems from x-rite, or $400+ used x-rite systems.

    My...
  19. Re: MassArt MFA Thesis show - Noah Booshu April 23-May 5 Boston, MA

    When I was considering an MFA way back in the 20th century, MassArt was one of only two programs that made the short list. Really good school, students doing interesting stuff, good teachers, and...
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    Re: Spectrophotometer recommendation?

    Thanks Sandy.

    Is ProfileMaker the only software that works with the i1 pro? Big drag if I need a dedicated computer to use the thing.
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    Spectrophotometer recommendation?

    Iím on my 3rd Epson 3880 (donít ask). The previous ones matched each other, and matched the screen perfectly when using generic profiles. This oneís a bit off, but works perfectly well otherwise.
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    Re: Best Digital Print Paper for B&W?

    I had that problem too and fixed it by increasing the platen gap. Canson seems to be a more customer friendly company. They even sent me a tweaked profile when I was having troubles. But sadly I...
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    Re: Best Digital Print Paper for B&W?

    The great thing about this choice is that you can base it almost entirely on the surface and color and other easily observable characteristics. You have almost complete control of the tonal curve...
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    Re: Ultralight Hikers

    I find it disheartening that anyone thinks it's ok to go into a park or wilderness area and cut trees. Or branches. Or even make fire rings or do any of that other boy scout stuff that just creates...
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    Re: ADOBE is on the run, failed at subscribtion

    I asked because I usually have a background layer and above that a sharpening layer. The sharpening layer is a clone of the background, set to luminosity, and with the blend-if sliders used to...
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    Re: ADOBE is on the run, failed at subscribtion

    That's cool ... never thought of it. Does this cause any issues with adjustment layers above it? Can you sample all layers below the blank layer?
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    Re: On the influence of LF upon the moral faculty

    I mentioned the Sierra Club bit because it was obvious. But it it's not the most important or interesting kind of cultural framing going on. For example the feeling generally elicited by a mountain...
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    Re: On the influence of LF upon the moral faculty

    Yes, and I think if you want to really pursue it the question becomes about how much context you need and where it comes from.

    Morality is one of the two branches of philosophy that concerns...
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    Re: On the influence of LF upon the moral faculty

    They only do that because you've been trained in how to look at them. You grew up with those images being presented in a certain cultural context, and with Ansel's ideas about them widely publshed...
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    Re: On the influence of LF upon the moral faculty

    I don't believe it's possible for work to be "moral" or "immoral" without a surrounding context. An image itself can't mean anything, can't convey a truth (alleged, sincere, deliberately...
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    Re: On the influence of LF upon the moral faculty

    I hope through LF to follow in the footsteps of Socrates, by corrupting youth and flaunting impiety.
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    Re: Calumet Closing!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bummer about Calumet. I had no idea.

    But Helix? Their site is up today. I bought my dslr from them late 2012.
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    Re: Ultralight Hikers

    http://www.linkiesta.it/sites/default/files/uploads/blogs/u160/uploads/39313/jump-shark.jpg
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    Re: darkroom equivalent of "curves" in PS?

    Or maybe there are no theoretical limits. In practice, some things are so hard to do that we tend to avoid them. Especially when working with color. It's very difficult to use photoshop to match...
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    Re: darkroom equivalent of "curves" in PS?

    Not counterfeiting money.
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    Re: darkroom equivalent of "curves" in PS?

    Absolutely. And it's not surprising; all the silver prints you've seen were printed on materials with an s-shaped curve. It's what traditional black and white photographs look like.

    But as Bob...
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    Re: darkroom equivalent of "curves" in PS?

    The raw scan just shows a linear representation of the negative's values. You don't see that in a darkroom print, because gelatin silver paper has an S-shaped tonal curve. This means that photo paper...
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    Re: darkroom equivalent of "curves" in PS?

    I think of the curves tool as the rough equivalent of everything that goes on in the darkroom.

    I spent years figuring out how to get the tonal curve I wanted, through choice of paper, adjustments...
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    Re: Help help drowning in mac land

    lowendmac.com is good resource for this kind of thing.
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    Re: Ultralight Hikers

    How much does a goat weigh? Impressive they can carry 50 lbs.
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