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

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

Beauty in Print – workshop by Canon Ambassador Clive Booth

Beauty in Print - Workshop by Canon Ambassador Clive Booth

We have once again had the honour of welcoming Canon Ambassador Clive Booth amongst us for a half day event which was held at the Corinthia Palace in Balzan. This event was titled “Beauty in Print”. The event was a workshop during which, with a setup resembling his own studio, Clive took us through a simple guide to colour managed workflow from image to print with all the processes in between. This half day event proved to be quite interesting, with good interaction from the guests who asked questions and shared their experiences. At the end of the workshop, Clive … Read the full article