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Imaging Buffet Podcast 007 – Special Event: Teleseminar Recording



After a pretty long podcasting break, we’re back with a new show! This one does not have our traditional intro, just a short welcome note from me. It is a recording of a special “Virtual Book Tour” teleseminar that I conducted a few months ago. In it, I answer questions related to inkjet printing from subscribers of the Inkjet and Imaging Tips Newsletter. The show notes with links to more info can be found below:


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• Bill Atkinson’s website (contains many profiles for selected Stylus Pro printers)

• Red River Paper’s website

• Hahnemuhle’s website

• Profile install locations on OSX and on Windows

• Monitor Calibration/Profiling article

• A few affordable and recommended Proofing Papers (in many cases, these are also suitable for fine-art printing):
Matte surface: Epson Premium Presentation Paper Matte (Formerly Matte Paper Heavyweight)
-Epson Presentation Paper Matte (Formerly Photo Quality Inkjet Paper) Red River Premium Matte (a double sided version is also available, which allows for two-sided proofing).

Semi-gloss surface: Red River Paper Polar Placid Lite (currently buy one get one free)
Ilford Galerie Smooth Pearl

Glossy surface: Kirkland Professional Glossy Photo Inkjet Paper (available only at Costco stores, and not on
Ilford Galerie Smooth Gloss

• Target files for testing your monitor and printer
(see L2.2 on this page) I recommend the PhotoDisc target to begin with.

• Andrew’s calibration file (file available in multiple working spaces)

• Qimage home page

• Canon iPF series of medium and large format printers

• Epson Stylus Pro series of medium and large format printers

• HP Designjet Z2100 and Z3100 printers

• PremierArt Print Shield Spray

• Epson Clearance page on (see right side of site)

• Digital Black and White Yahoo! list

• 17 recommended printing- and photo-related lists/forums

• Shadow/Highlight tool article

• Some interpolation software options

• Link to a 4 page free PDF from 301 Inkjet Tips and Techniques: “Printing on Uncoated Papers Using inkAID Coatings”

• CHROMiX ColorThink software (excellent tools for evaluating profiles)

• Article about the word “Giclée” on

• Resolution Chart for Scanning and Printing (PDF)

To sign up for future live or recorded events like this, sign up for our free newsletter featuring Inkjet & Imaging Tips below. BONUS: Receive a tip each week from the book, plus info to help determine file sizes for printing:

First Name:   300 InkjetTips Book Resizing Chart

All the best!


Eight page Inkjet & Imaging Tips Newsletter available online or as a PDF


InkjetTips20070131.pdf (click on the file to the left to download the Newsletter as a PDF).

Hello! I recently wrote a newsletter that contains news, tips and info about some of the fiber-based semi-gloss and gloss papers on the market. There are also some links to info on inexpensive hard drives, Apple Aperture and the announcement of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.0.

This podcast contains no audio or video. Though not commonly done, many types of media can be distributed via the same method as podcasts, including PDFs, and that’s what I’m sending out in this podcast. I normally don’t post my newsletters as articles, but I’ve made an exception with this one.
In the newsletter, there is an announcement for a free workshop at a professional photo lab in Middlesex, NJ. It’s being held next Tuesday, February 6. Below is the direct link to the newsletter online, with active hyperlinks:


(above) One of the photographs described in the newsletter.

All the best,



The Imaging Buffet Podcast 005-Interview with Colin Finlay




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Hello again! In this episode of The Imaging Buffet I continue with a special series of interviews following the PhotoPlus Expo in New York City. This interview is with award-winning documentary photographer Colin Finlay. For the last 17 years, Colin has produced images in countries experiencing severe crises, including famine, war, and genocide. His commercial work (still imagery and video) can be found worldwide in major magazines and other media. During the interview, Colin speaks about a number of his past and current projects, upcoming workshops and exhibitions, as well as his recently released book, Testify. Many of the images from the book can be seen on his website and on the Zuma Press site.


The cover of Colin Finlay’s newest book, Testify

Colin also discusses his participation in Project: Photoshop Lightroom, a two-day hands-on educational program taking place across the United States at 25 colleges and universities. The program is comprised of a lecture, workshop and on-location shooting session with Finlay. Adobe Senior Evangelist Julieanne Kost has also been playing a major role in the nationwide program, giving workshops on Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop, and also working with students to produce images for their slide show presentations. Much more information, including all the slide shows (they are absolutely fantastic in my opinion) can be found on the project’s website.



Colin Finlay (above) and Julieanne Kost (below) working with students during one of the Project: Photoshop Lightroom two day programs. Photographs by Ken Chan.

In addition, Finlay mentions upcoming workshops that he will be giving at FOTOfusion in Florida (January 16-20, 2007) as well as an exhibition at the new FiftyCrows Gallery on 49 Geary St. in San Francisco.

Related links:

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom application download page

All the best, and feel free to send your comments and suggestions to me at imaging (at)

Andrew Darlow

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