Actually can't blame the photog ,designer or printer about the final color issue.
Most not working under 1 roof,how many photog and designer will calibrate thier monitor(CRT/LCD) with same color profile and setting did the printer set ??
If i'm the photog , designer plus printer, i also can't give you a 100% accurate or same due to changing mode of rgb to cmyk .Your guy can just try out in photoshop.
how about this:designer takes responsibility to ensure the printer delivers proofs to match prints, and demands that printers calibrate their machines to as close as possible.
I can tell you that there are people willing to pay a premium for assurance of such quality
Last edited by theRBK; 3rd April 2008 at 05:13 PM.
Actually thinking about it if quality is the issue go to Colorscan - they understand color sep, they understand printing - just make it clear to them that colors are crtical. Some things you cannot trust to other people - printing of color crtical material is one of them. Yah inkjet prints, dye sub print proofs are Not Applicable since your color set and offset is different so expecting to use that as a print target for offset is tragically sad.
I think you mean Colourscan... they use the British spelling in their name
1.Pay the disigner more for going down to the color house and make sure the final print is what you want.
2. consider the colourhouse designer
3. maybe can set up your own team for long run.
Last Printer machines should be accurate on thier own monitor or LCD ,maybe can pay them to calibrate your lap disply or the designer MAC disply if they keen.
I have handled plenty of jobs which the client simply does not pay enough to warrant being so anal about colour accuracy.
Both from a designer's point of view (the amount of additional leg work required) as well as a printers point of view (the amount of additional work needed to maintain accuracy).
Then there are times the client doesn't even want me to send it to print for them, after which they source for the cheapest printer they can find and colours go off wack as usual.
If you ask me it all boils down to the industry as a whole, everyone wants cheap & good. But how cheap can it get before certain quality control issues start to give way?
Only after having gotten bad colour from one printer and after having seen the way another printer actually provided such good quality control to my friend,it convinced me that it's worthwhile to pay that extra amount for the quality.
I think that many clients don't understand the difficulties of different subcontracted work, so of course our first instinct is to go cheap instead of spending more money on something when we don't know where the money is going.
Basically if you've had high quality noodles you can't go back to eating cup noodles.
So how to convince the client that it's worth the money to spend on quality?maybe a convincing case needs to be put forward as to why something costs so much. Client education
anyone has any photos to send me for DI? i want to try out too! but i don't know what's the standard and all. i'll post up my finished work for critic? and see where i stand?
you can send it over to me @ email@example.com. you can also state any requirements you want for the photo. i'll try to fulfill them. =X
are there any courses available for D.I. or any mentors willing to guide me into the world of D.I.?
Thought of being a D.I. Artist but have no idea about how it works.