Digital Color Management

Principles and Strategies for the Standardized Print Production

By Jan-Peter Homann

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This is the first book presenting the basics and strategies for color management in the print publishing workflow with focus on producing according ISO 12647-2 and other standards. The user learns what to expect from color management according to the ICC-standard.

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  • ISBN13: 978-3-5406-7119-0
  • 212 Pages
  • User Level: Professionals
  • Publication Date: September 25, 2008
  • Available eBook Formats: PDF
  • eBook Price: $99.00
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The book describes color management for the print production with a focus on implementing standards for separation, soft proof, contract proof, data delivery and printing. The basics and strategies are targeted at setting up vendor-independent color management workflows which can easily be realized with leading applications from e.g. Adobe, AGFA, GMG, Heidelberg, Kodak and X-Rite. The author explains with a unique graphical concept how different standards such as ISO 12647, SWOP, GRACoL, G7, ICC profile format and PDF/X fit together. He describes the main points for setting up color management and quality control from the print buyer over photography, agency and pre-press to the printer. The book has a strong focus on communication between print buyer, photographer, agency, pre-press and printers. Based on the best practice in communication it explains the important steps for quality control for digital data, contract proofs and prints.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  1. Theory of ideal colors.
  2. Theory of real world colors.
  3. Principles of color management.
  4. The ISO 12647
  5. 2 for separation, proof and print.
  6. Use of ICC
  7. profiles.
  8. How to avoid pitfalls.
  9. PDF/X
  10. 1a and devicelink color servers.
  11. Main points of a color management strategy.
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