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Ah...Viewing light! There's the rub. That concept (printing for the 'viewing light') works for let's say, an ad which is a temporarily situation with a limited 'shelf life', but an art print will, most likely outlive it's original display area, and then what? The whole concept of viewing prints under an internationally accepted light standard is that everyone is talking apples and apples. Finally, there is no 'correct' anything in life, but this is the accepted standard in printing. Harvey Ferdschneider partner, SKID Photography, NYC PS: Are you printing with the Epson OEM pigment inks? And are those more changeable (under different light sources) than the dyes? "Shire,Stanley" wrote: > The question that I have relates to evaluating the print under one light > souce (i.e. my Ott-Lite) and then displaying it under another source (i.e. > incandescents, flourescents, daylight, etc.) > While OTT "daylight" is a standard, and I do evaluate prints with it, if I > know that a print will be displayed in (lets say) a gallery with a specific > light source, I would use that souce as my "viewing light." > The change in color from my Epson 10000 Archival prints under the OTT and > under incandescents or flourescents is striking. > Perhaps the "standard" should be the viewing source (if known) > Stan > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Julian Vrieslander" <email@example.com> > To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2002 10:52 PM > Subject: Re: Daylight bulb > > > <CDTobie@aol.com> wrote: > > > > >Well.. the ones I usually recommend are not actually cheap, but > affordable: > > >Ott-Lite sells them; I saw one of their desklamps in RadioShack just the > > >other day, and a floor lamp of theirs in a sewing store before that. They > > >have a new line of bulbs called SuperD5000 coming out that are even > better > > >for proofing. > > > > I have been using Ott-Lites for several months. I purchased a couple of > > their screw-in bulbs. For my needs, they work OK as proofing lamps. But > > I am suspicious about all the claims and specs on their web site. > > > > - > Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate > subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.