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Re: Is The End Of Print, Nigh?
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2008, 06:57:58 PM »
Pat- a spyder is the right start but it only helps you to callibrate your monitor. What is essential is that the settings in your printer dialogue are the right ones or you will end up with unacceptable prints. Will put something under darkroom tips soon on how to set the printer dialogue correctly- this might make you happy as my settings are based on Epson printers...
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Re: Is The End Of Print, Nigh?
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2008, 11:44:44 PM »
Great stuff!  I'll look forward to that if you have time.  Cheers!
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Re: Is The End Of Print, Nigh?
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2008, 07:55:31 AM »
Well with newer frames, they can callibrate to the settings given by the camera. This is the difficulty in adjusting images as far as the colour, contrast curves etc. You adjust as you see it on your monitor, so sending on to a pro lab can bring back unexpected results. That said, all of the images with a few exceptions, have been altered on the various forums within Dynax, using various post editing suites and they haven't turned out bad, in fact, far from it.  But as technology improves, I can see the day when Art images will appear on video screens, certainly as far as photography is concerned. This may not be a bad thing. Established galleries have to spend millions of Dollars in making sure the immediate environment is kept to a near perfect condition, to help preserve the quality of images displayed and to prevent damage.

By using these screens, they could be set up anywhere, so making it more viable, to promote exhibitions almost anywhere without fear of damage.
It may seem a long way off but, already we are seeing such galleries appearing.
It's not something we should turn away from, we are already embracing it here by producing our excellent work on our monitors. After a shoot, I for one can't wait to get the images on screen, to see what the end result is. O0

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Re: Is The End Of Print, Nigh?
« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2008, 10:37:15 PM »
Well for what it's worth: there is a hell of a lot new research going on (and I am involved in it) that questions the interaction between viewer/ art work and the traditional white cube or alternative exhibition space. It is not that straight forward at all as the perception of art naturally changes deping on the installation of it and the possiblities of interaction involved. So in a nutshell- I don't see it necessarily coming for all kind of art that the video screen will be the way foward in future to present art works. This has not that much to do with how good these screens are. Time will tell.
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Re: Is The End Of Print, Nigh?
« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2008, 11:21:11 PM »

Another development is the boom in online printing services for all manner of object - there are fantastic book / photobook publishing programs/sites, as well as sites to sell photos as greeting cards, postcards, calendars, and a variety of large prints (laminated, framed, matted, on canvas etc). I've had several done, and the results are fantastic.

These are new developments in print industries that 5 years ago were not realistic options

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Re: Is The End Of Print, Nigh?
« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2008, 12:06:16 AM »

Another development is the boom in online printing services for all manner of object - there are fantastic book / photobook publishing programs/sites

Yes fortunately that's the case or perhaps not ??? It means for people like me that the publishers get nicer on the other hand the future is online printing and that might mean the death for some traditional publishers...
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