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In a message dated 5/6/01 3:38:02 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes: >How in the world can that not be a black and white clear-cut answer? >Where can we get an exact answer? Does anyone have a contact at Epson >that could give definite answers? The ICC standards are open; this makes them flexible, and nonproprietary. It also means that no one is responsible for them. So old deadwood accumulates, and different avenues are developed to do the same, or similar things. If you would like color management to be simplified for you, sending a check for several thousand dollars to a proprietary system company will get you an easy to use, carefully designed system that will only use that company's components, and will offer you the one stop tech support and guaranteed answers you are looking for... well almost. If you had chosen Aurelon for this duty, you would be out of luck as they recently went bankrupt; if you had chosen LinoColor you would be restricted to Lino scanners, and would still be waiting for full Photoshop compatability. Life is full of compromises! The siginficant virtues of the open ICC format, is that is supports a huge range of software and hardware at assorted pricepoints, the basic architecture is free, and no one can control what software and hardware you chose to purchase now or later. C. David Tobie Design Cooperative CDTobie@designcoop.com - 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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