Working with Color from Camera to Display to Print
In this new book from Focal Press, Tom P. Ashe, Associate Chair of the Masters of Professional Studies in Digital Photography at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City tackles all of the above in a comprehensive and comprehensible manner. The book includes information on calibration, profiles, print menus and specific information on various software programs, with a strong emphasis on Photoshop, and various printers and papers. There is quite a bit on color profiling and calibration, and while some might cover their ears at those very words they are the foundation of printmaking and are covered in a way that should make it easy to understand and master for all but the most tech-phobic reader.
There’s no question that this 436 page book might seem intimidating at first, but if you want consistently great prints you have to do your homework and prep and not just cross your fingers every time you press the Print tab. There is enough information here to get you into the right place, and once you have grasped the workflow and concept of what goes into digital printing it will serve as a reference and valuable guide along the way. In short, if you’re serious about printmaking and need a guide, this is among the best out there.
BTW, the series editor on this and other Digital Imaging Masters Series from Focal is Katrin Eismann, Chair of the above-mentioned program at SVA. Having had the pleasure of attending some of her programs and workshops I can attest to her amazing knowledge and skill, which I am sure added to the comprehensive and step-by-step nature of this well illustrated text. –George Schaub
Color Management & Quality Output
By Tom P. Ashe, Series Editor Katrin Eismann
Focal Press, 2014
436 pgs. $49.95
Available at www.focalpress.com, amazon.com and BN.com