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  equipment, software and consumables


After many years of testing and specifying equipment for clients who appreciated an unbiased and well researched opinion, it seemed practical to move into selling some imaging related equipment and consumables like ink and paper. It helps support this resource too. 
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display calibration equipment and software

display calibration equipment and software

Here you'll find a brief summary of the screen calibration products I use and resell to my clients with links to detailed information.

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basICColor

basICColor

German colour masters basICColor provide a range of high quality calibration/profiling, analysis and profile optimisation software, calibration sensors, digital camera targets and grey-balancing tools.
 

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eizo displays

eizo displays

I recommend and sell Eizo, my speciality is one to one personalised advice on equipment requirements.
What is it that you really need to spend your money on to get to where you'd like to be?

I can help with sensible Eizo Display choice, please allow me to recommend equipment specifically for your own particular application.

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e-book

e-book

Practical Colour Management for Photographers and Digital Image Makers: How to get accurate colour on screen, from Michael Walker and Neil Barstow, co-authors of Getting Colour Right. Well laid out and easy to follow, this new e-book is designed to help photographers, graphic designers and artists get the most out of their digital workflow.

Display colour management is, quite literally, the bedrock of digital colour control. Since the Display System provides your personal window on the world of colour, you must be confident that the screen is providing a correct visual preview of the 'colour numbers' contained in a digital file. In this ground breaking e-book we thoroughly explain the whys and wherefores of the calibration target settings in software, the process of calibration and profiling including 'hardware calibration' screens, also the possible pitfalls and ways to avoid getting it wrong.

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epson printers

epson printers

I recommend and sell Epson, the range includes an impressive and capable selection of Large and Medium Format machines.
It really is possible to produce very high end fine art and photo prints totally under your personal control.

Your real needs are important and I'd like the opportunity to discuss those needs with you before you make a decision.

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proofing

proofing

I provide a range of solutions for printed proofing, including printer hardware, proof papers and software RIPs as well as proof analysis and proof optimisation software and high quality measurement sensors.

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consumable supplies

consumable supplies

I work with various manufacturers and distributors to provide clients with tried and tested solutions alongside software and hardware solutions and consumables for their imaging needs.
Over the years I've gained a lot of experience and have been asked by many clients to supply as well as advise on consumables suitable for their own specific requirements.

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GTI viewers and lighting

GTI viewers and lighting

Graphic Technology viewers, for use in critical viewing of prints proofs and for objects.
Ambient studio, office and printroom lighting and the viewing of calibrated monitor displays, prints and proofs - and even objects - is, after display calibration, one of the most important, but seldom properly considered, parts of the colour management jigsaw.
Prints, proofs and objects such as products and garments may have significantly different appearance under varying light sources.

Consistent Industry Standard illumination is the answer.

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iOne and X-rite

iOne and X-rite

Measurement devices and software: A significant step in profile-making is to purchase a decent quality measurement device like the X-Rite iOne Pro2 spectrophotometer.

iOne Pro2 provides display calibration/profiling as well as providing a great way to get started out making printer profiles with a real spectrophotometer.

Do you want to get really serious about profilemaking? I can also help with supply and training on X-Rite's high-end gear e.g. iOne Photo Pro, Profiler and iOne Publish, for scanner, camera, monitor and print profiling, they make some great high-end instruments too.

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Spyder5

Spyder5

I recommend the Spyder5 to relevant users as part of a great value screen calibration solution. Talk to me about getting great results and a great price.

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ugra/fogra Media Wedge

ugra/fogra Media Wedge

The ugra/fogra-media wedge CMYK is the internationally recognized proof reference standard.
Common practice for contract proofs requires that the ugra/fogra V2 or V3 media wedge be included on each printed proof. The resulting measurement values must conform to the nominal ISO 12647 values and the ISO 12647-7 tolerances.

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icc profile verification kit

icc profile verification kit

A bulletproof solution to checking calibration accuracy, the gold standard. As a result of my own experience in monitor profiling I have discovered that, because of possible errors, screen deterioration or instrument damage, even sensor based calibration and profiling cannot be considered to be infallible.
 

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chromix colorthink

chromix colorthink

CHROMiX ColorThink™, think of it as the Swiss Army knife for colour profiles - ColorThink is the colour management toolset that helps you understand your colour better than ever before.
The ColorThink toolset is an application composed of nine modules that are proven to keep your brain on colour.

I highly recommend the excellent ColorThink and ColorThink Pro software, excellent software conceived in the fertile and brilliant mind of Steve Upton at Chromix.

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digital camera targets, scanner targets

digital camera  targets, scanner targets

It is of utmost importance to use a well designed, well made and accurately defined target for input profiling. Here you'll find info. on the excellent DCCSG for camera profiling and the Hutchcolor target, the HCT for scanners. 

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digital capture quality control

digital capture quality control

Quality Control software and targets for digital capture from Image Engineering, Image Science Associates and imagingetc.

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press and prepress analysis equipment

press and prepress analysis equipment

Measurement of printed jobs and of proofs has never been more important than today. Reliable and easy to understand information is at the forefront of modern process control.
The ability to reliably and accurately measure printed colour as well as tone is absolutely a necessity nowadays.

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colorburst overdrive RIP mac

colorburst overdrive RIP mac

It's time to redefine your expectations of Mac RIP software.
ColorBurst Overdrive RIP is a really good product for both fine art photo print quality and, as a full Postscript RIP, it can also be used for proofing images before they go to press. ColorBurst is remarkably easy to use [actually simpler than the Epson driver and with better control over paper usage].

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colorburst overdrive RIP for windows - discontinued

colorburst overdrive RIP for windows - discontinued

Colorburst Windows RIP software -  discontinued.
 

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