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- Aug 08, 2014I recently got back from two days of training on the new Epson F-series dye sub printers. It's amazing how many ways there are to get the color wrong in this process. When it comes to making profiles for a process that transfers color to fabric like T-shirts, you have to get right:- the settings in the RIP- the printing to transfer paper- the procedure of using the heat press to transfer the image onto the fabric.Don't get me wrong - these new Epson printers are amazing and I've never seen such brilliant images from a dye sub process. The amount of color you can transfer onto a piece of fabric these days is just stunning. It's almost like looking at a fine art print.This training was in partnership with JVH Technical here in the Northwest. This is a great Epson dealership, well known for outstanding customer service.
- Mar 27, 2014
This past November, Maxwell reached a milestone of having received 100 million measurements!To celebrate this, CHROMiX provided fancy cake for attendees at the 2013 PIA Color Management Conference (in Phoenix, AZ on December 8th). This is the same trade show where we originally announced Maxwell seven years ago. It was a perfect place and time to mark this great milestone. It was also some excellent cake. Lots of people came by, had some cake and took a look at Maxwell.
As of today, Maxwell is at 114 million measurements and climbing!
- Jan 16, 2014
Seattle fans are quite proud of being the "12th" man on their Seattle Seahawks football team. As American football goes into its playoff season, the team has home-field advantage for all of its playoff games - and this is quite an advantage as our football stadium is famous for being the loudest in the country. We are seeing the number 12 with blue and green all over the city - including on our downtown office buildings at night. This is the Russell Investments Center building in downtown Seattle photographed by David Rosen of SlickPix Photography.
- Oct 25, 2013
With the announcement by Apple of their new operating system Mavericks (OS 10.9) - and especially because it's free - and available for upgrade from many older OS's.... it's time to issue our customary warning about upgrading.
We always recommend that people hold off for at least a few days or weeks before upgrading to any new OS release. That just gives some time for the app developers to see what's happening in the final OS release and then come out with an update of their app.
It is tempting to think that since app developers would have access to beta versions of the OS, they should be able to update their software as soon as the OS update comes out. In practice we find that this does not happen in this color management industry. I know of some companies who make a policy of never updating their software until the final release of any new OS update - specifically because they have been burned in the past by (unannounced) last minute changes by Apple.
Concerning CHROMiX software products on Mavericks, we have found no problems.
But for other software, be cautious before you leap, listen to the scuttlebutt around the forums, find out how others are making out on the new OS, see if your favorite apps have updates to handle the new OS, and then make the jump when the water's safe.
Update: X-Rite has found that their XRD software requires an update for compatibility with Mavericks.
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