Hi folks!

Thank you for attending the workshop on 6/12/2010. Below is a link to the PDF from the workshop:


Below is a list of links that reference the page numbers in the PDF as well as additional information that I thought would be helpful. Prior to that I have some links to additional info I promised to include.

First, I mentioned a company in Dallas, TX who sells the 8-ply rag mats I showed  (4-ply as well). Their website is here: https://www.FrameDestination.com

They also make GalleryPouch bags, which I helped develop. You can see me do an overview of the GalleryPouch bags here: https://www.GalleryPouch.com , and the company recently added some bags for small electronics, including iPads. They are also great for lenses. You can see the dedicated page for those here: https://www.GalleryPouch.com/ipad

I also mentioned that I would suggest some monitors. Here are a few:
• DellTM  UltraSharpTM  2407WFP 24-inch Flat Panel Monitor  – about $549.
• NEC MultiSync 2490WUXi2-BK 24″ Widescreen LCD Display – about $600
• NEC Display Solutions LCD2470WNX-BK- about $600-700

Techforless.com has refurbished monitors for about 50-60% off the regular cost. Read the descriptions carefully-some have dead pixels.

To read an article on image organizing using a date-based system, visit the following page and select the link under w9.3

For an article about file naming and renaming, see the links under w9.5 on the same page. My book, Pet Photography 101 also has some information about file naming on page 156.

For an article about how to find missing profiles (I mentioned this during the workshop), visit this page;

For an article about prepping files for photo labs (and a link to a 4×6 file for testing your lab), visit this page;

for the article I recently wrote about what pen and pencils to consider for signing art, visit this page;

and for an article that explains the “painting” Photoshop technique that I used for many of the images, visit this page. You can use the technique for selective blur, selective lightening/darkening, or just about anything else you can think of.

And these links should help Canon inkjet users figure out how to turn off color management:

The Inkjet Selector PDF:
Wilhelm Imaging Research:

PAGE 6-20:
A whole page of links to printers and printer manufacturers:

PAGE 21-24:
Companies who make unbuffered interleaving sheets:
Lineco unbuffered acid-free sheets; Archival Methods’ unbuffered tissue; and Light Impressions’ Renaissance Unbuffered Tissue

A spray I use and recommend, though it is solvent-based so be sure to use a respirator: PremierArt Print Shield

Companies who make coatings for virtually any paper: InkAID (virtually all of their products are used for this) and Golden’s Artist Colors (Golden Digital Grounds is the specific family of products for these processes)

For articles and info on OBAs, see the links under L6.22 here:

Resources link for companies who provide custom profiles (mentioned in PDF) See bottom of page for a special offer if you’d like to work with me to make one or more custom profiles:https://tinyurl.com/2hnss

Links to calibration images-see L2.2 here:
“Andrew Darlow’s Target” on that page is the small one that I used in class, and the PhotoDisc image is the one you have a print of in your binder.

PAGE 24-26:
Links to color management products and great info-see this whole page:

An excellent review of the Spyder 3 Print SR product and software (if you have a monitor calibration tool, the Spyder 3 PrintSR is only about $310 more).

The i1 System I showed during the workshop that profiles monitors and printers is called i1 Basic (about $800-1,000). You can then add the “Full RGB Test Chart Profiling Solution” for about $75 which I recommend. It allows for more targets with more patches. In general, I recommend the UV cut version.

PAGE 27 – Portfolios, books, etc.
Many companies mentioned (and additional companies) can be found here:

TruView Conservation Clear: Recommended Glass for Framing


Solux Lamps:

Solux Task Lamp: I recommend the 50 Watt 4700K/36 degree bulb to light your reference prints while looking at your calibrated and profiled screen, and the 50Watt/3500K/17 degree (more focused) or 36 degree bulbs (more wide) for simulating the look of lighting typically used in galleries.

A good source for Solux lamps which I’ve found and spoken with on the phone (though I’ve never ordered from them) is this company:
put “Solux Clip-on” in the search box and you will see a number of options. Most affordable is this one: Black fixture with clamp and tripod mount adapter (the white version is discontinued): It is $49.50 and it is great for using for reading, working and photography (though it will get hot). Item #: 19150  It comes with a 50 Watt 4700K/36 degree bulb. The task lamp on that page is also very nice (about $120) and comes with a table clamp as well as the 50 Watt 4700K/36 degree bulb.

Ottlights are a decent alternative to Solux if you want a light that is close to the type of daylight-balanced fluorescent lighting used in printing companies.

Just Normlicht and GTI are better options compared with Ottlite in my opinion for lighting to simulate what printing companies are seeing when they evaluate prints.

5000K Fluorescent lamps can be found here and placed in Jewelers Bench Lamp or inexpensive circular lamps: Philips TL950 is a good choice:
philips tl950

As I mentioned in the e-mail to everyone who took the workshop, you will receive my newsletter about once a month and you’ll also receive a tip a week for 12 weeks from my book, 301 Inkjet Tips and Techniques and an article to help determine file sizes for printing. You should receive an invitation via e-mail. If not, just send an e-mail here to sign up for my free newsletter:inkjettips01@aweber.com (I usually send out about 1-2 newsletters or special announcements per month). You will then be asked to confirm that you want to receive the newsletter. You can also enter your e-mail on this page instead.

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