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Upcoming Workshops Jan. 9 and 10, and One Space for 12/13

photographs © Andrew Darlow

I’ve been conducting full-day inkjet printing/color management workshops over the past six months in Berkley Heights, NJ. The space where they are held is excellent, and the small class size of no more than five students helps make it easy for people to ask questions. Below is the press release for two full-day workshops that I’m giving January 9 and 10, 2008. Also, there is one space available for the same workshop this Sat. October 13 from 10:00am-5:00pm.

BERKLEY HEIGHTS, NJ, December 10, 2008 – New Jersey Media Center LLC will host two separate full-day workshops, entitled Fine-Art Inkjet Printing: How to Prepare Files and Make Gallery-Quality Prints on Friday, January 9, 2009 and Saturday, January 10, 2009 from 10:00am-5:00pm. The workshops, held at Nancy Ori Studios in Berkley Heights, NJ and conducted by photographer and consultant Andrew Darlow, are designed for professional and amateur photographers, as well as other artists.

The workshops, each limited to just five participants, will cover the following: an overview of pro-quality printers from Canon, Epson and HP; a description of more than 20 recommended inkjet papers (including glossy, fiber gloss, and watercolor); color management hardware and software options (including a demonstration of how to make custom monitor and printer profiles); and tips for optimizing workflow and print quality with specific papers and printers in Adobe Lightroom 2, Photoshop CS2/CS3/CS4, and other programs.

Selected prints output from Canon, Epson and HP printers will be demonstrated and discussed, and each attendee will have at least two prints made of their work on a pigment-based inkjet printer (13-inch-wide Epson and HP printers will be used). Participants will receive more than 30 letter-sized blank sheets of high-end inkjet papers for testing, and a class binder detailing the contents of the presentation, as well as the step-by-step print workflow covered in the workshop will be provided to each participant. Each attendee will also receive a 30 minute private phone follow-up consultation with Andrew Darlow. Continue reading

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:


Press play above to listen now (duration: about 45min). Drag the moving bar to move forward or back at any time.


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You can also download the Podcast as an mp3 HERE.


• 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!


Adobe CS4 Launch Broadcast Video Available On-Demand

1700 Person Years of Work. That’s what I learned went into the making of the updated Adobe Creative Suite 4 applications when I watched the one hour Adobe Launch Webcast last week. I enjoyed the presentation and learned some things about the upgrades that I found to be very impressive. For example, in Adobe Premier Pro CS4, there is a text video search option that allows you to search text that is converted from the speech in the audio track of a video. It was described as a Karaoke-like search because you can watch the text being highlighted as the actor speaks. That part starts at about minute 24.

You can view the Adobe Creative Suite 4 video webcast on-demand below (You may want to turn your speakers down-it’s a pretty powerful intro!)

Throughout the video, a number of industry pros demonstrated how they are now using the CS4 apps, which was very interesting. The demo reels alone are worth a look. Some other interesting items covered in the video:

-There are hundreds of new features across the Suite.
-There are 6 suites: 2 Web; 2 Design; 1 Video and 1 Master Collection
-The apps are now available in 19 languages, and are being sold in 178 countries.
-There are new 3D controls in Photoshop CS4 Extended, and they are demonstrated as well.
-You can now also export a PDF from Adobe Fireworks CS4.
-Dreamweaver CS4’s new CSS styles footer which helps to work with CSS web designs.
-A 442 Megapixel image (2.2GB in size) was moved around effortlessly on-screen in Photoshop CS4.You can also view the video on Adobe TV at this link. I also recommend checking out the many free training videos on Adobe TV. There, you’ll find coverage of helpful info like interface changes in Photoshop CS4.

According to Adobe’s CEO, Shantanu Narayen, this is “the biggest launch in Adobe’s history.” I wonder how many hours are in 1700 Person Years of Work? Feel free to do the math and please let me know. My calculator is in the shop for repairs :). I wonder if I can figure that out in Photoshop CS4? I may have to convert it to pixels first.

Related Links

•New feature walk through of Photoshop CS4 on
•Photoshop CS4 Resource Center on

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