Sydney March 10th 2015 - The
ColourDoctor - David Crowther of
Colour Graphic Services - is offering free detailed
colour health checks at PrintEx/Visual Impact for any
Colour Graphic Services, is a
colourmanagement and ISO certification specialist, exhibiting on stand 1404 at
PrintEx/Visual Impact, Sydney from May 13-15.
David Crowther and his UK partner from
Colour, Alan Dresch, will measure and, using
Mellow Colour software
analyse a special wide-format test
forme printed on a device of the
visitor’s choice. A report is then produced, with suggested remedies,
identifying where any
colour issues are by using ISO 12647-2 as the benchmark.
To take advantage of this, printers
must request the specially constructed test
forme (pictured) ahead of PrintEx,
and print it out to the best of their ability
on the device of choice. The
printed sheet is then carried along to
PrintEx between 13-15 May at Sydney
Showgrounds, to stand 1404 where Crowther and Dresch will measure it using the
latest ISO 13655 compatible spectrophotometers, with the data then sent into
PrintSpec software. Within seconds, the software will produce a full report on
colour management issues present and possible remedies.
"The PDF test
forme file we send in
advance is big, around 180
Mb,” says Crowther, "so either high bandwidth or a
file sending service such as DropBox or SendStuffNow can be used. It’s a PDF so
can easily be put into the workflow and printed out.”
Crowther recently returned from
LotsaPrinting, Cairns where he profiled an HP Latex printer to match ISO 12647-2
colour from a Ryobi offset press. Late in 2014 he also profiled and matched 5
different printers/processes for Sydney’s Sol Print including flatbed UV,
Solvent roll-to-roll and Aqueous inkjet.
A normal visit to a sign and display
printer to produce the test
forme, measure, report and provide one ICC profile
costs $495 in the Sydney metro area, so the free
PrintEx service is a really
good saving, and arms a printer with some very useful knowledge about their
printing output devices.
To get hold of the free PDF file for
forme, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
And make sure to bring the
to PrintEx/Visual Impact!