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Digital Darkroom

Scanners | Lighting | ICC | Software | Graphics | Printing | Presentation

Scanners

  • Aztek - Professional drum scanners; Kami supplies
  • Imacon - High-end CCD scanners
  • Microtek - Flatbed scanners

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Lighting and Viewing

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ICC Color Management

  • Chromix - Colorthink 3D profile viewing and manipulation tools
  • Color Mall - Color management solutions
  • Colorblind - Color management, profiling and editing software
  • ColorVision - OptiCAL monitor calibration and profiling
  • Gretag Macbeth - Color management and profiling software for monitors, printers, scanners; spectrophometers, densitometers and other instruments
  • Hutcheson Consulting - Custom profiling targets
  • Monaco Systems - Color management and profiling software for monitors, printers, scanners
  • Praxisoft - CompassProfile printer profiling software
  • Rods and Cones - Color management consulting; various color management products

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Image Processing and Editing Software and Support

  • Adobe - Photoshop image editing software; Go-Live web publishing software
  • NAPP - National Association of Photoshop Professionals
  • Phase One - Capture One image processing software

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Graphics Tools

  • 3Dlabs - Wildcat video graphics cards
  • Wacom - Graphics tablets

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Printing

RIPs

A Raster Image Processor is basically like a high-end printer driver. It gives the user more complete control over every aspect of color and density in the printer. In a commercial lab, it can also be used for simplifying large scale production tasks like queueing jobs from multiple users and stacking multiple images onto a large roll of paper.

Digital Photographic Printers

Use lasers instead of an enlarger to expose regular photographic paper. Paper is then developed and processed as usual. Restricted to traditional photographic paper types. Printers I use at commercial labs include the following:

Inkjet Photo Printers

Sprays very tiny droplets of ink on a variety of papers types. "Photo quality" inkjet printers usually use much smaller droplets of ink in order to make the prints appear like photographic paper. Can also be used to print on watercolor paper, canvas and a variety of other media types. Sometimes called gicle'e.

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Presentation

  • Light Impressions Direct - film sleeves, lab gloves, mount boards, mat boards, frames, archival storage materials, etc.

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