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B&W printing tips...
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Nice to see some photos of the colour casting on a finished book.  It does indeed have a slight magenta hue, but as folk say – who knows if the ‘customer’ would notice on a finished album?  Thanks for clarifying the metameric process.

I wonder if adding a deliberate sepia tone (eg. via duotoning and converting to sRGB) would result in a less obviously casted alternative to more apparent b&w problems.  That way a more or less sepia image won’t look like a printing error (Though it’s not ideal either way).  Has anyone tried sepia toned images?

Barnaby 

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Aug 3, 2007 11:27am PDT
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B&W printing tips...
BookSmart

I’ve used myphotobook.co.uk in the past to print wedding albums, but have been unhappy with the washy grayscale image reproduction,especially next to rich, deep colour images. 

I like the style of the blub books (contemporary layout / dust jacket etc) and ambout to embark on a wedding album with B&W / colour images shot on a 5D (set to adobe RGB colourspace).  

Does anyone have any tips to help ensure B&W images print nicely? (e.g. Duotone / darkening  / AdobeRGB > SRGB conversion etc)

Cheers 

 

ps. does anyone know how much blurb charge for international shipping to England?

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Aug 3, 2007 8:35am PDT
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