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I don't feel I should be commenting on this product yet, but Andrew Rodney just posted the following to a public list, so here's a forward of it... <G> C. David Tobie Design Cooperative CDTobie@designcoop.com *********************************** >It seems there is another contender coming out among low(er) cost color >management products. Praxis will be showing WYSIWYG at Seybold which will >apparently have a $79 version, sans instrument, and a version with >instrument for about $599. Given the quality of their other stuff this >should be worth a look. I know at least one of you out there has already >been testing this but I won't have my target till tommrrow so I'm wondering >if anyone would care to comment on it. I've been testing it for about 2 months or so. I guess I can comment since you have already mentioned it. It's awesome! I've tested it with several Epson printers. Used both a VERY inexpensive scanner (Umax 1200) and a very good scanner (Flextight) and both profiles were amazingly good. How good? Well in some cases superior to profiles I made measuring a few hundred patches using a DTP-41! I've only tested the beta I have with a scanner although the more expensive package you mention will use other spectraphotometers I'm told. I also made an excellent display profile using a DTP-92 which the product supports among others. The interface is very easy to use and in some cases superior to MonacoEZ (in the latter package, it was always difficult to find the corners to select; in WYSIWYG, you get a nice blow up and can click EXACTLY in the right place. If that's not enough, I actually made some pretty good digital camera profiles using the product. Just photograph the target. It's this target I'm sure that makes a big difference in the quality. It's really accurate with the supplied TDF file (I'm not sure about the other mass produced targets I've tested to make profiles using scanners or for cameras). I had a fellow "across the pond" running an Epson 1200 and a PC print me out the target and I made him a profile to test. He was astounded with the quality. I haven't tried the product with a dye sub or something like a Fuji Pictrography 3000 nor CMYK devices (which this product does support). For ink jet's like those from Epson, the profiles are very impressive! This is a very exciting package that I hope will get more entry level users into the CMS fold. For any Epson printer (and other ink jet's I'm sure), it's a must have. Andrew Rodney - Please do not include an entire message in your response. Delete the excess. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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