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Profile FAQ And Instruction Manual
Sunday October 31, 2004
by IR Staff

We have compiled a new and up to date Profile FAQ. If you are ordering a printer profile, please make sure that you read the information contained here. Many of the questions you may have will be answered here. These articles are in PDF format.

Patching and Healing with Martin Evening.
Friday October 22, 2004
by Martin Evening

The third in a series of tutorials, Martin discusses the Healing Brush and Patch Tool. Martin's video tutorial accompanies this PDF and can be uncompressed using WinZip or the Stuffit expander. Published with permission of Focal Press Publishers, a division of Elsevier. Copyright 2004. For more information about this book and other Focal Press titles, please visit www.focalpress.com.

Nikon Scanning Workflow
Friday October 15, 2004
by Scott Martin

Scott Martin has deciphered Nikon's workflow technology and brings us this quick guide to achieving great scans. For more information on Scott and his work, please visit www.on-sight.com.

Image Adjustments with Martin Evening.
Friday October 8, 2004
by Martin Evening

The second in a series of tutorials, Martin discusses the Photo Filter and Color Temperature. Martin's video tutorial accompanies this PDF and can be uncompressed using WinZip or the Stuffit expander. Published with permission of Focal Press Publishers, a division of Elsevier. Copyright 2004. For more information about this book and other Focal Press titles, please visit www.focalpress.com.

Weekly Chatter:Monitor Recommendation
Wednesday October 6, 2004
by Imaging Revue Experts and Staff

Each and every week, Imaging Revue offers non-members a tantalizing taste of the information available in our forums. Make sure to check out the entire list. This thread contains some great information regarding the Sony Artisan and also touches on the LCD vs. CRT debate. If you are having some trouble with Artisan calibration, there are some helpful comments here. Jon Kulas

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AuthorSubject: ImagePrint 5.5 Disappointed   [Go to Bottom of Page]
Marco Passanisi
Posted on Sun Sep 28, 2003 12:31 AM

Hi all,
this is a follow-up on my recent post about the disappointment using the RIP StudioPrint.
I just made an evaluation of ImagePrint 5.5.

The mean of comparison is a print through Photoshop using the custom RGB profile I made using my X-Rite DTP22, the GretgaMacbeth ProfileMaker software, and the Bill Atkinsons' TC918RGB.tiff Testchart.

The print made through ImagePrint looks coarser and less detailed. This is evident by looking at the image both with the naked eye and through a high magnification eyepiece. Where ImagePrint has evident dots, the same image printed through Photosgop has a much smoother ink layout.

Again, here I'm not trying to criticize highly praised applications.
I'm just wondering where the truth is, and trying to figure out if I'm missing something.

I printed both images on Ilford Galerie Pearl Smooth paper.
Having only the demo I was unable to made my custom profile, therefore I used the ImagePrint profiles downloaded from ColorByte website.

I wpuld expect a custom profile made by myself to be more accurate in the color accuracy, but not to affect the coarse ink layout, that happens to be where I see the problem.

Can anybody explain this findings?

I strongly believe that a RIP that costs hundreds (ImagePrint) or thousands (StudioPrint) of dollars must be able to deliver something worth the investment, and I'm actually on the market for a RIP, but why should I buy one (and which one...) if I cannot see an improvement over what I can already obtain without such a RIP???

Please don't respond saying ... "If you are not happy don't buy them" (I can answer this way myself :-) ), but rather help me by pointing me in the right direction...

Thanks.

Marco



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