RAW to CT , 'continous tone' file conversions, We do a 3 stage process that makes only very limited use of 'smart' software. Instead we treat the image in a very old school way. By using 'apply image', photoshop's single most powerful command 'silver masks' are emulated digitally, offering the best tonal anc chromaticity controls., so, our color separations are done rather manualy instead of automated conversion., as a result, your image can have a much more personal, customized look and feel.
cielab is the only colorspace that allows for 'mechanical' separation of the HUE and SATURATION component of a given color. Therefore the amount of saturation / color can be its own modulator! Also, any color edit can be completely separated from the texture and lucidity of the image.
digital color means that colr is synthesized into numbers. Cielabs range goes from -127 tot 127 but only a much smaller part of this gamut can be used.
ISO 12746-7 contractproofing
available spring 2014
( more info soon on the new site )
spoiler alert : Japanese Art papers as well..
museum-graded plates, frames and crates.
It is all about aesthetics, yet 'technique' is a very important aspect. To keep technique 'out of your way' is our goal. We developed a workflow using the same cutting edge techniques that are used in high-end commercial digital-paint and prepress. Also we developed a brand new pricing model that can make such post-production now available to Artists for the first time.
what we are made of, a solid background of 30+ years passion for Photograhy, 20 years of accumulated experience in digital color and texture, in addition to these technical and digital aspects, our background is in Art. That's why working respecting its rules is not only a goal ; it is completely natural too.
what we do & how, advanced digital techniques result in high quality work, we work 'analogue to old school' , and use techniques which match the old-school workflow a well as possible. For example, density masks mimic silver masks, made by contacting film to film. With a touch of digital control ;)
Current Areas of Expertise, Creative Litho, highend continuous tone processing, 'no limit' image editing. retouche, color, compositing., advanced texture control by channel blending, wide gamut printing and print longevity, certified matchproofing, AP+, 'Artist Proof' ArtProofing