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The confounding world of Digital Color

Artists need to photograph their work. In the modern world of digital cameras and printers, what could be easier? Take that piece outside, lean it up against the wall and pull out the old 'point and shoot' camera (or even your iPhone) and snap away. When you download the image and pull it up on the monitor, you discover that [...]

Process Color

A while back I wrote about color and pigment in inks and paints (Copper Plate Daily - October 10 2009). I have been thinking lately about the differences between mixing colored inks and using process color. For those of you that are unfamiliar with the term, process color is the mechanism of creating color on a substrate by printing dots [...]

Color and Lighting

I recently replaced the lighting in my studio, and in the process gained quite a bit better understanding of how different lights affect our perceptions of color.There are two questions that you need to consider in this realm.What color is the light? How well does that light allow you to differentiate colors? The color of the light can be expressed [...]

Original Prints, Limited Editions and Giclées

Prints, Original Prints, Limited Editions and Giclées. There is a turbulent flow of terminology at work here, and it sometimes is not used very precisely, accurately (or even ethically). Yet it is important to understand the lay of the land before you go to purchase a print or you might not be able to ask the right questions.I am going [...]