Archive for the 'Digital Output' Category

Jan 24, 2006

“Inventing Digital Fine Art Printing” Award

PMDA ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF VISIONARY AWARD: GRAHAM NASH AND MAC HOLBERT. Graham Nash from Rock Group Crosby, Stills, & Nash and Partner Mac Holbert Win Award for Inventing Digital Fine Art Printing

Press Release: NY, NY, January 23, 2006—The PhotoImaging Manufacturers & Distributors Association (PMDA) announced today that Graham Nash, award-winning photographer and legendary member of the rock group Crosby, Stills, & Nash and his partner, master printmaker Mac Holbert of Nash Editions, are winners of the prestigious PMDA “Visionary Award” for inventing digital fine art printing. The prestigious Visionary Award will be presented during the annual PMDA Awards Dinner, held the night before PMA on Saturday, February 25, 2006 at the Caribe Royal Hotel in Orlando, Florida.

Dec 19, 2005

Bill Atkinson updates free profile, profile target downloads

Source: Rob
Written By Rob Galbraith

Nature photographer and fine-art printer Bill Atkinson – better known to early computer geeks as one of the creators of the Macintosh computer – has updated his collection of free profiles for newer Epson wide format printers. Over the past several weeks, Atkinson has been assembling on his web site profiles for use with the Epson Stylus Pro 4800, 7800 and 9800 and three different paper stocks: Epson’s Premium Luster (250), Premium Semimatte (250) and Premium Glossy (250).

Dec 15, 2005

Epson expands Print Academy Program

Track One Teaches Digital SLR Owners How to Create Prints Just Like the Pros While Track Two Teaches Professionals Advanced Techniques to Take Businesses to the Next Level

Press Release: LONG BEACH, Calif., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire/ — Photographers of all levels looking for education about how to create spectacular prints will be able to find what they need at the Epson Print Academy 2006 traveling school. Based on the success of the previous award-winning Print Academy programs, Epson is expanding the curriculum for 2006.

Oct 26, 2005

Canon Announces New “Print Masters” Program

From Capture to Output – Canon Extends Legacy of Photographic Innovation and Education to Create a Pilot Expert Image and Printing Panel

Press Release: Once again paving the way to inspire and mentor future generations of creative photographers and graphic artists, Canon U.S.A. today introduced the beginnings of a new education and expert forum – the Canon “Print Masters” program. Introduced as a pilot program to leverage Canon’s print technologies, Canon Print Masters will work to educate and broaden the awareness of digital print technology.

Oct 24, 2005

ImagePrint for Epson 4800/7800/9800 printers to ship Oct 24th

Source: Rob Galbraith

Support for the Epson Stylus Pro 4800, 7800 and 9800 printers in Colorbyte’s ImagePrint RIP software will debut next week. Shipments of ImagePrint 6.1 containing the necessary drivers for Epson’s wide-format K3-ink printer models will begin on Monday, October 24, 2005, says company president John Pannozzo.

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Colorbyte’s web site

Oct 12, 2005

SWOP Certifies ORIS Soft Proof™ Virtual Proofing System for Apple and Eizo Displays

Adobe Acrobat-based soft proofing workflow approved for advertisers and publishers of web-printed publications

Press Release: Minneapolis, MN – Advertisers, agencies and major publishers have reacted favorably to last week’s SWOP certification of CGS Publishing Technologies International’s digital soft proofing system. With solid approvals by the review committee, CGS’ interactive soft proofing system, ORIS Soft Proof, was granted SWOP certification for the 23″ Apple Cinema and the Eizo ColorEdge CG2200 displays.

Oct 11, 2005

Epson ColorBase

Calibrate your Printer to the Factory Standard

Source: The Luminous Landscape
Written By Michael Reichmann

If you have an Epson R2400, 4800, 7800 or 9800 printer using the new Epson K3 inks, and you own or have access to one of the spectrophotometers listed below, then you may be interested in a new utility from Epson, called ColorBase. It is available for both Macs and PCs.

Oct 6, 2005

X-Rite Premium Profiles Bundled with Epson R2400 Printer

Press Release: Grandville, MI — October 5, 2005 — X-Rite (NASDAQ: XRIT) today announced that Epson will bundle X-Rite premium ICC profiles, Complete Guide to Color Management publication, and a demo version of MonacoEZcolor color management software with each Epson Stylus Photo R2400. The Epson Stylus Photo R2400 is a revolutionary printer that uses the new Epson UltraChrome K3™ ink and delivers large, archival prints worthy of gallery display.

Aug 25, 2005

Nash Editions donates to the Smithsonian Institution


The National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian Institution has recently acquired the original Iris 3047 printer that started the fine art digital printmaking revolution.

Aug 23, 2005

New Epson Printers Announced

Press Release: LONG BEACH, Calif., Aug. 22, 2005 – Epson America, Inc. is announcing a new line of ink jet products that are perfectly suited for the home as well as the Small Office/Home Office environment. These new models include one single-function printer—the Epson Stylus® C88—and five all-in-one devices—the Epson Stylus CX7800, CX5800F, CX4800, CX4200, and CX3810—that all utilize Epson’s new DURABrite Ultra pigment ink.

Aug 22, 2005

Canon Launches New Lineup of PIXMA Photo Printers

Five New Photo Printers Join the Canon PIXMA Line Offering Variety of Features, New Canon ChromaLife100 System and Canon’s Pioneering FINE Print Head Technology

Press Release: LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Aug. 22, 2005– Canon today added five new single function models to its PIXMA photo printer line. The new models now feature large LCD screens, sleek new compact designs and one printer offers built-in wireless capability.

Aug 15, 2005

EISA Awards for 2005-2006

EISA is the largest editorial multimedia organization in Europe, with a membership of 50 Audio, Mobile Electronics, Video and Photo magazines drawn from 20 European countries.

Aug 11, 2005

With JDF, Print Jobs Come With Instructions

Source: Publish
Written By Charles Pickett

While the Job Definition Format may send the hearts of commercial printers, press and postpress machine manufacturers aflutter, most publishers don’t know, don’t use and don’t care about JDF—at all.

Aug 4, 2005

New promise for designers from print heavyweights

Source: Macworld UK

The Digital Printing Council has recruited Adobe, Canon, HP, Kodak and others for a major initiative to be revealed in September.

Aug 1, 2005

Delivering Files That Print

Source: Publish
Written By Charles Pickett

In print publishing, prepress problems typically cost money and can mean missed deadlines. Nobody likes getting the “we have a problem” phone call from their printer.

Jul 15, 2005

X-Rite ICC Color Profiles Ship with Epson Stylus Photo R1800

Press Release: X-Rite Premium ICC Color Profiles, Color Guide and Demo Version of MonacoEZColor Software to be Bundled with Epson’s New Stylus Photo® R1800

Jul 14, 2005

Lack of Standards Spark Inkjet Photo Fade Debate

How long inkjet-printed photos last depends on who you ask, experts say.
Source: PC World
Written By Tom Spring

How long can you expect your inkjet-printed photos to last? More and more photo inkjet papers are being touted as “fade resistant” and “archival safe,” but experts say these marketing pitches don’t always provide good information on how long it will take for skin tones to turn green and paper to yellow on precious family photos.

Jul 5, 2005

Private Photographic Book Publishing

Producing Your Own Book by Michael Reichmann of Luminous Landscape.

Have you ever thought about publishing a book of your photographs? Not just an inkjet portfolio, but a book – hardcover, 4 colour, offset printed, about 100 pages?

Jul 2, 2005

Black & White Chronicles

B&W output has presented unique problems since the inception of digital printmaking. As photographers have migrated from a chemical matrix to a digital matrix the needs of B&W photographers have been largely overlooked.

Most manufacturers have historically targeted their technology toward the mainstream and ignored the needs of this small but influential group of photographers. When my partner, Graham Nash, and I started Nash Editions in 1989 our primary focus was to develop a B&W digital output that was visually satisfying.

Jul 2, 2005

Epson Stylus Pro 4800

Source: Luminous Landscape
Written By Michael Reichmann

Unless you’ve spent May 2005 on another planet, you’re almost certainly aware of the new generation of Epson printers using UltraChromeK3 inks; the Stylus Photo 2400 / Stylus Pro 4800 – 7800 – 9800.

Jun 17, 2005

Kodak to Stop Making Black-and-White Paper

Source: FOX NEWS via AP

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Ending a century-old tradition, Eastman Kodak Co. (EK) will soon stop making black-and-white photographic paper, a niche product for fine-art photographers and hobbyists that is rapidly being supplanted by digital-imaging systems.

Jun 10, 2005

Hands On with the Epson Stylus Photo R2400

From Jim Heid’s Macintosh Digital Hub Site.

It’s here! My Epson R2400 arrived from Adorama yesterday, and I’ve spent the last several hours setting it up, making test prints, fondling it, and doing all the usual things one does with a brand-new piece of expensive technology.

First impressions: This is one serious printer. The speed and quality of the mechanism are remarkable—this is no toy inkjet. (Of course, at $849US, it isn’t priced as one.)

Jun 7, 2005

Multi Union settles with Epson

Source: Imaging Resource
Written By Michael R. Tomkins

A press release distributed today by Hong Kong-based Multi Union Trading Co. Ltd. announces a settlement with Seiko Epson Corp. in two patent infringement lawsuit filed by the latter since 2001.

Jun 2, 2005

Shutterfly buys out Memory Matrix

Source: CNET
Written By Dinesh C. Sharma

Shutterfly on Wednesday announced its takeover of Memory Matrix, an engineering company focused on digital photography.

May 25, 2005

Epson 4800 Personal Blog By Pete Walsh

Pete Walsh, a photographer based in Glenlyon, Victoria, Australia has started a personal blog regarding his experiences with a brand new Epson Stylus Pro 4800 production unit. Part personal diary, part informational record, Pete’s blog gives an interesting look at his experience setting up and exploring the capabilities of his new printer.