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Michael Greer wrote: > > Jerry Olson wrote: > > > ccess for the paper and ink manufacturer. If he damns an > > > ink/paper combination, that can mean ruin for those paper/ink manufacturers. And > > > there's nothing the average person can do to validate the findings. I say these > > > while readily admiting that I also use his findings to guide my decisions. But > > > I'm still uneasy about it. > > > > > > -- > > You have a good point mike, but who else is doing testing like this of > > third party media and inks? > > That's part of the problem I have. Apparently nobody. > > > If you read all the photo books, he really > > is considered a world authority on this. He has a HUGE 700 page book out > > on all kinds of dyes and paint etc. that is considered world class. So > > just by his reputation alone, I would think we're pretty safe to go by > > him/. > > I hope it was clear in my original post that I'm not questioning his credentials, > reputation, credibility, integrity, etc. In fact, there's really nothing he can do to > remove my uneasiness. If it was Bill Smith instead of Henry Wilhem, and Bill was the > only one, I'd have the same feelings. Having competition sharpens ones skills. You > check yourself more carefully. You tend to give things more consideration because you > know it's going to be evaluated against your competitors work. Henry doesn't appear to > have this. It's not his fault. That's just the way it currently is. > > Most of us compare just about every product we purchase against some other product in > the same category. Even when we're purchasing products from the same manufacturer, we > still compare different models (i.e Stylus Photo 1200 vs. 750) to determine which one > is the best for us. In this case, we've got no comparisons, we've got no choice. It's > Wilhelm or nothing. And because of the nature of his "product", we can't even > determine the validity of the results! Like I stated in the previous post, I do use > his results to make my decisions. But I just wish there were more options. > > -- > Mike Greer > > Come visit my web site on digital photography and other > interesting topics at http://www.greer.simplenet.com . > I have been extremely lazy, so many of the topics are > not finished yet. But they will be, some day. > > -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- > During July purchase four boxes or rolls of ANY MEDIA in ANY SIZE and > receive the 5TH FREE. Concorde Rag, Liege and more!!! MIS and Lysonic > Archival Inks Now in stock!! 888-786-8832: http://www.dygraphics.com RIT is doing testing. It will be interesting to see if their conclusions are the same. Someone mentioned that the Bureau of Standards is testing, but I can't get any confirmation on it. Is there anyone who has and inside info? Jim Davis www.visual-artists.com/paper - Please: Stay on topic. Trim quoted messages. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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