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>Phil Rose wrote: >> >> I have also expropriated my wife's recently acquired Ott-Lite (she bought >> it for viewing her knitting yarns). It is the same "Tru-color" light >> Michael refers to. Today I had occasion to examine its output using the >> Kodak "Color Viewing Light Selector" (CVLS) card. This is a handy little >> paper gizmo incorporating a magenta-hued patch that is uniformly colored >> under daylight viewing, butwill display a striped pattern if the >> lightsource varies significantly from a properly balanced 5000K. The >> Ott-Lite did show considerable striping, leaving me to wonder how far off >> it might be from being suitable for my inkjet print viewing. Kodak's >> instructions say that if you see stripes, your light source _may_ not be >> suitable for viewing prints. > >Our independent replies to Michael's post cover similar concerns, but >with different angles. > >One "local" Home Depot store has demos set up for different fluorescent >bulbs (while another "local" Home Depot does not). If you are lucky to >have a nearby store with lots of demo lights, well.... you are "The Man" >with the card, if you get my drift. ;-) > >-- Ben Haskell Would you believe that I read this message only minutes _after_ returning from a trip to Home Depot (without my Kodak card, of course)! Good idea. I probably will do these experiments with the test card placed in a small cardboard box to help minimize the effect of ambient lighting. Phil Rose Rochester, NY mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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