Category Archives: Color Science

ISO 3664, OBA’s and Paper

The ISO 3664 lighting standard was meant to give a more realistic simulation of real-world viewing conditions by increasing the amount of activity in UV spectral regions. Mission accomplished; but it has also revealed long-standing issues in proof-press matching that … Continue reading

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ISO 3664: New Lighting Standard

Well, I can’t believe how long it has been since I posted to the blog. Shame on me! A lot happened at the recent IPA color conference in Phoenix, but one of the most interesting developments happened outside of the … Continue reading

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Reflections on Dot Gain

Dot gain, one of the fundamental metrics of printing, has recently come to be called TVI or Tonal Value Increase. It’s a distinction without a difference, an attempt to deal with the fact that digital prints may not have dots, … Continue reading

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Solving our Problems with Stuff

Every time I return to work from a trip to a trade show or technical conference, I have the same impression: “Wow!” “How about all that stuff!” By stuff I mean all the solutions that get presented to a rapt … Continue reading

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