Mark McCormick

Lives in United States MA, United States
Works as a Imaging Scientist
Has a website at www.aardenburg-imaging.com
Joined on Aug 19, 2004
About me:

Photography has been my lifelong interest. Digital color management, fine art
printmaking, photographic conservation, and personal family archives are my chosen
areas of expertise.

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  • The ease of setting up custom page sizes probably depends on what computer platform you are using. Creating custom sizes for the Pro-1000 is easy to do on a Mac. Perhaps similar for Windows, but I ...
  • The date must be a typo. The Canon Pro-100 printer didn't exist in 2003 nor did the PC inks AFAIK. Perhaps the OP meant 2013. If so, then his anecdotal experience of minimal fading is consistent ...
  • The testing I have done with Chromalife 100+ inks has concentrated almost exclusively on the popular Canon and Epson RC photo papers because RC photo papers are the primary market for dye-based ...
  • The Canon tech who sent this reply probably found some old information regarding swellable polymer media that have long since disappeared from the market. Swellable polymer papers were RC photo ...
  • Replied in Love hurts...
    Oh so well put. How could I add anything more :-)
  • Replied in grabography
    I'm fascinated that you think the Instamatic ushered in the era of "grabography". I still have my first camera, a Brownie Fiesta, and my second camera, the Kodak Instamatic 104, not to mention a ...
  • For Mac users, Apple Pages is a very handy page layout helper tool for Photoshop. Set the page size to any custom size you want. Super elegant handling of both images and text anywhere on the page. ...
  • And the issue with annecdotal testing like you describe is that we have no idea what inks you actually tested nor anything about your environmental conditions (temperature, humidity, average light ...
  • AirPrint may work as intended for the target market when using Mac IOS devices like iPads and iPhones, I don't know since I haven't tried it. But it's a mess on Mac OS (as of OS 10.14.6 Mojave), ...
  • From earlier comments you've made about the G550, I have real doubts that this printer can be profiled properly. Are you seeing these scum dots in the pure white (RGB = 255,255,255) patch of your ...
  • Replied in G550 too
    Make it 4 to 6 months in a south facing window (if you live in the northern hemisphere). Then the accumulated exposure dose starts to become significant. Then there's something to discuss with ...
  • i1P has a preset called "colorful" It pushes both the contrast setting to +40 and the saturation setting to +40. And yes, one gets a profiles with a more "vivid" response, but it comes at the ...
  • Yes, there is an overall tone reproduction curve (TRC) "baked" into an ICC profile, but it's a function of various factors: 1) dynamic range of the media, i.e. L*min to L*max, 2) choice of ...
  • It probably adds a little ozone protection but not a particularly significant amount. However, being a pigmented ink set, Canon's Lucia Pro inks that have the GO channel are reasonably resistant ...
  • Adobe Color Printer Utility does produce the intended "no color adjust" outcome in Mac OS10.14, at least with typical Epson, Canon, and HP drivers. I don't know about AirPrint. But ACPU has an ...
  • Serendipity. Apple broke the ColorSync utility "print as target" feature in OS10.14 (Mojave). It worked great in 10.13 (High Sierra). I'm still on Mojave, so I don't know if more recent OS ...
  • Yes, I have an Ansel Adams print that he made and signed in 1978. Printed on Oriental Seagull paper, it definitely lights up with 365nm UV flashlight. OBAs started appearing in traditional photo ...
  • I just attempted to use AirPrint to drive a Canon Pro-100. Compared to the available Canon driver, AirPrint seems to lose all ColorSync ability. Very stripped down functionality with just a couple ...
  • Sihl Masterclass Baryta Satin is/was a really nice OBA-free baryta paper. It is also a true baryta paper and has no TiO2. It used to be easily purchased in the USA from B&H. But it has essentially ...
  • As a general guideline, I agree with you. A paper marketed as "Bright white" more than likely has moderate to high OBA content. A paper marketed as "natural white" more than likely has very little ...
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