Avantech Limited awarded Canon’s Platinum Partner status

Platinum Partner

We are proud to have been awarded Platinum Partner status by Canon in recognition of our expertise in document solutions and software. Platinum Partner status is reserved for partners who demonstrate sustained innovation, advanced product skills and business growth year on year. Managing Director Nick Camilleri says, “Such high level competency recognition from global technology leader Canon is a great testimonial to the efforts of every one of our staff and an acknowledgement of our ability to deliver. Platinum status has been awarded to only 6 companies throughout central and eastern europe region and we are proud to be classed … Read the full article

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

Taking care of your camera – Part 5

Camera lens condensation

You bought your lens.  Now what? Just like spectacle lenses, camera lenses are fragile and subject to scratches, dents, cracks and other kind of damages. When buying your lens make sure you also buy a protective filter for it to serve as a shield. This filter will protect the lens against unpleasant experiences, thereby saving you a substantial repair bill, or worse – irreversible damage. More than just protection. Filters also help enhance images and give different effects to your final result. There are a number of different filters, the most popular being: Polarising filter Helps you increase colour saturation and reduces … 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