I was so delighted to see the interview with Bill Atkinson in LLVJ #16.
In this interview he describes how he used Color Management to convert the printing process from an old world craft that uses trail and error to a process controlled manufacturing process. The sad thing is that he had to go to Japan to make it happen. He was unable to find a printer in North that was willing to adopt his methods when he wanted to print his book. In the interview he describes how the Japanese company has now adopted Color Management to do printing cheaper and of higher quality.
I am retired and no longer work in the industry and can speak freely.
I believe the printing industry resists the adoption of this technology for several reasons:
1. It is not easy. It requires a lot of knowledge and expertise to do it properly. There is a cost to bringing in experts and training your staff.
2. Printers do not want printing to become a commodity. This would mean that all printers would print a very high quality product and print to a standard. This would allow the print buyer to send a file to multiple printers and take the lowest bid. Currently they work on a one on one basis and use trial and error at the expense of the print buyer.
If you want to see what I wrote about this topic a year ago, go to this URL:http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorial...e-problem.shtml
Let the discussion begin.
More power to you Bill, I am delighted to find at least one person who agrees with me. His, book speaks for itself.