Chroma Optimizer

Chroma Optimizer

Inkjet printers have been used to produce photographic prints for quite some time now and, while there have been a lot of technological advancements, this one probably takes the cake. What is Chroma Optimizer? It is a clear coating which is applied onto prints when using the latest range of Canon professional photo printers. This coating creates images with deep black density and prevents bronzing and gloss differential, which have been ever-present in inkjet printing. These properties make it an invaluable tool in achieving the look you want for your prints. Bronzing As mentioned above, bronzing is a phenomenon which … Read the full article

16-bit colour processing

16-bit colour

If you’ve ever dabbled with photo editing software or tinkered with printer drivers, you have probably come across 16-bit colour processing. It sounds advanced and some would say that more bits must equal better quality, right? What is 16-bit colour processing? As we all know, digital data is made of ones and zeros and colours (like anything else) are described in a series of ones and zeros. The conventional JPEG photo will use 8-bit colour, meaning that each colour is referenced using a series of eight ones and zeros describing each channel (Red, Green and Blue). If you do the … Read the full article

The Advantages of a Managed Print Environment

managed print environment

Whether you run your own business or work within a company; whether the business is small or large; at some point you have definitely dealt with some kind of paper handling. Be it printing, copying, scanning or filing; paper handling in an office is ever-present. With this in mind, one may easily conclude that paper handling must be taken in account when evaluating a company’s expenditure, workplace efficiency and document security. Auditing these costs can be made easy using a managed print environment. The advantages of a Managed Print Environment A managed print environment presents a plethora of benefits, some … Read the full article

The camera you don’t take on holiday

Creative image making - the camera you don't take on holiday

Even I thought it sounded weird when I chose the title, but bear with me. Any photographer worth his salt knows that you don’t shoot everything with the same lens, that’s why they make those huge camera bags after all. That being said I will not be discussing different types of lenses in this blog post though. Today I will be talking about a tool for creative image making unlike those in your camera bag (and an inexpensive one at that!); the flatbed scanner. What it does One might think that the only use for a flatbed scanner is to … Read the full article

Entertaining?  This gadget will WOW your guests!

cool home gadget

Entertaining…. It’s not about fancy china, dim lighting, or serving impressive food.  It’s about the experience. You could have the fanciest serveware, the most delectable food and a dining room which looks like it belongs in the next issue of ‘Home and Garden’.  If your guests are not comfortable and conversation isn’t flowing, the overall vibe definitely doesn’t scream event of the year! There are a number of ways you can enhance your guest’s experience.  Here are my top 6 tips. THE GUEST LIST To start off with, choose your guest list wisely.  Whilst there is no hard and fast … Read the full article