Posts Tagged ‘print’

Real World DeltaE

July 28, 2009

You don’t have to spend that long in playing with colour management before the word deltaE comes up, it is after all a very complex subject with words that you will have never even heard of cropping up in paragraph after paragraph of text you read on the subject. But ever wondered what those deltaE numbers really mean?

Well quite simply put it is a single number that represents the ‘distance’ between two colours. Simple right? Well no not really since it doesn’t really help you visualise what that will mean to your job, on top of that deltaE comes in a number of flavours….. go figure! Each one has its own way of calculating that difference.

So let’s take a quick peek at what this colour difference will actually mean in the real world. I must stress this is only a simulation based on dE76 and was created some time back when I needed to simulate this subject to someone…. I’m sure one of you complete diehard colour experts out there will correct me if this is to far wrong…..

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Timeline Update

June 28, 2009

With the extremely great help of Jack Powers and his list of key dates/technologies, I’ve made a start on the timeline.

Naturally this is going to take sometime to get together and will be a work in progress for a long time unless anyone has some spare time to lend to me…. but anyway please take a read of my initial blog and take a look at the little work I have done to date (well an hour on a Sunday morning before we start doing anything else.

Print, Pre-press & Pre-media Timeline

Original call to action blog

Come on don’t be shy, send me some dates you want included….. maybe the date your software company lunched it product and updates, or when your print company opened or maybe even the day some companies merged, what about when the first company outsourced to overseas….. well whatever it is, if it has some sort of relevance to the world of print, pre-press and pre-media then send me the details and I’ll get them included.

Author: Gary George