Image Science will be closed for the Anzac Day public holiday on Wednesday 25th of April 2018.
Colour management really works best when all stages of the process are controlled.
SoLux bulbs are exquisite and generally regarded as the best print viewing lights made, but they are not very practical in Australia as there are no easy to use lamps available for MR16 globes. They are great for a larger dedicated task area, such as using track lighting, or for room lighting when using your existing downlight fixtures.
When you require lighting for smaller typical task areas, the GrafiLite lamp is a perfect colour accurate option. The GrafiLite Mode illuminates an area around A3+. This is a really simple system with a great quality light source.
In practise there is little noticeable difference between using the Grafilites and SoLux. I use a couple of the Mode models to light a print table in my office for print review - this system is used mainly for art reproduction work which requires very high accuracy.
The Grafilites are standard 240V lamps complete with Grafilite colour accurate tubes. Just plug in, switch on, and be assured that you're evaluating your prints in very good quality light. For many, this is often the last link in their colour accurate chain - the moment the last piece falls into place.
Your calibrated screen, will be very close to
the output of your custom profiled printer and by using a consistent
lamp, you will remove the variability of changing light from your colour
- Alison Bennett -
I got 2nd prize at the Julie Milliwick Photography Prize!
I wanted to thank you for doing such a fabulous job on the print. It was wonderful to see the exhibition print on the wall.
I am particularly delighted that we were able to hold so much detail in the shadows and I like the matt powdery finish. I had lots of questions about the paper.