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  1. Paul Sherfield

    Who is still using Acrobat Distiller?

    I find a correctly set up PDF X, 1a or 4, produced from Indisgn CC, is rock solid.
  2. Paul Sherfield

    Is XCMYK a real thing yet?

    I have been testing XCMYK. Looks very interesting. Two key points. Start with RGB files/images. The press used must have UV drying in order to handle the greater ink film weights.
  3. Paul Sherfield

    Word, PDF, RGB, CMYK problems for a new self publishing author - Help Please

    There are many printers in the UK who can take a PDF from a Word RGB file and use colour server software to convert it to CMYK and ensures things like the black being only black etc.
  4. Paul Sherfield

    Alternatives to Pressign for GMI

    Re PressSIGN and white paperpoints that do not match an ISO 12647/2 based standards and profiles, in this case a Fogra 39 based profile. You can use PressSIGN to remap this white point to the white of the recycled board. Then you use this as the target in PressSIGN. It also allows you to export...
  5. Paul Sherfield

    Is the "Cloud" important to your company?

    Not sure re this statement. It will be important in some areas, W2P etc, but many of my clients would not be comfortable relying on web based solutions for critical workflow areas, re resilience and security issues.
  6. Paul Sherfield

    The Consultant

    Very Harsh!
  7. Paul Sherfield

    Chemistry free plates

    Hi Is anyone running of the chemistry free plates from Kodak and Fuji on presses running with low or no alcohol in the damping? Is this working, or do these plates need alcohol in the damping to 'process' on press? Paul Sherfield
  8. Paul Sherfield

    TrueType Fonts survey

    TrueType font survey TrueType font survey Clients of mine do not by default reject TT fonts, but there are still some very bad TT fonts around created using poor software which give TT fonts a bad name in the first place.
  9. Paul Sherfield

    How to choose a print standard ?

    How to choose a print standard ? Hi The advice that Xitron give was wrong and very out of date with current thinking on printing standards. I do not know which area you are from but check out ISO 12647/2 standard printing conditions and the G7 US implimentation if you are in the US. This...
  10. Paul Sherfield

    Colour managing/process controlling process colour tints

    Re: Colour managing/process controlling process colour tints Hi Mike and Don, and all the other who have answered the issues. 1) If we go ahead, we will produce a number on tint books reflecting the ISO printing conditions, curves and paper types. 2) There is a demand in the UK for this...
  11. Paul Sherfield

    Colour managing/process controlling process colour tints

    Re: Colour managing/process controlling process colour tints Hi again Just a thought on the 4 colour tint issue. I agree that the tints should match the ISO printing condition and curves, A, B, C, D, etc. However in a world were clients need to match colour over print process, tints printed...
  12. Paul Sherfield

    Colour managing/process controlling process colour tints

    Re: Colour managing/process controlling process colour tints Hi Thanks to all who replied to my question. I agree that b) is the correct solution, but had some conversations with designers who thought that a 50% should be a 50%! It is these people that the Tint Book would be aimed, and...
  13. Paul Sherfield

    Colour managing/process controlling process colour tints

    Hi What are peoples views on managing process tints in relation to standard printing conditions. a) Should a 50% cyan tint in ID print as a 50% on paper or b) Should this 50% tint reflect the printing conditions, say ISO coated v2, curve A and print at 64%? I am interested in peoples view...
  14. Paul Sherfield

    good monitor for color work?

    Re: good monitor for color work? Hi Dan Re the Samsung, I will have one on test at a clients later this month, so will let you know the details. Price is around £900, and they say the gamut is larger then Adobe RGB 1998, and includes ALL ISO coated v2 CMYK including solid cyan!! Regards Paul...
  15. Paul Sherfield

    good monitor for color work?

    Re: good monitor for color work? Hi Ryan The Dell 24" is a reasonable monitor. The major issue I have found with this screen is getting the brightnes to around 130cd when used with Macs. Using the 'normal' software and hardwear systems, say EyeOne Display 2, it has proved impossibe to get the...
  16. Paul Sherfield

    Remote Proofing

    Re: Remote Proofing Hi again Sorry if I did not make the workflow clear. The GMG proofing systems at the printer are theirs. We and they control my using the Fogra Media Wedge and the visual monthy checks. The print suppirs are responsible for the calibration of their systems. However we have...
  17. Paul Sherfield

    Remote Proofing

    Re: Remote Proofing Hi Both at the clients for monthly checking and at the printers we are using GMG ColorProof v4 and Epson printers, and using GMG Proof Control to Fogra 39 based profiles/ISO standards. Regards Paul Sherfield The Missing Horse Consultancy
  18. Paul Sherfield

    good monitor for color work?

    Re: good monitor for color work? Hi Try the EIZO ColorEdge CE range from around £800 or the EIZO Flexscan S2000, around £400. Had good results from both. Regards Paul Sherfield The Missing Horse Consultancy
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    Remote Proofing

    Re: Remote Proofing Hi Remote proofing is posilble and practical. I am working on a project where the printer is remote proofing with a view to going to press side softproofing in the future. The publishing client softproofs the pages, and as the soft proofing inferstucture is not yet in the...
  20. Paul Sherfield

    Standard Line Screen

    Re: Standard Line Screen Hi Using differing screen rulings for differing papers is just an very basic method of process control for TVI. Running 150 screen for uncoated and 200 for coated will reduce the TVI on the uncoated to levels close to a 200 line screen from common files. But if this is...

Automatically Autonomous Automation

Automatically Autonomous Automation
Although the autonomous car is not quite ready, a lights out print operation is something you can do right now if you have a comprehensive Print MIS (Management Information System). The advantages can put money on your bottom line. So what’s your next step? Link to Article

 
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