|Glossary of color management terms and ICC color profiles now available.|
Several years ago there were FLAAR glossaries available on digital photography, RIP software, and color management tools. But updating them and republishing them is costly, so I thank BARBIERI electronic for providing the funds to completely update the color management bibliography to make it current through winter 2008 and to substantially update the FLAAR glossary of color management terms. Both these publications are now available for free once you fill our Survey form.
Spectrophotometers for ICC color profiles and color management
BARBIERI electronic is one of the few remaining companies that makes color management equipment other than X-Rite/GretagMacbeth. I have seen the BARBIERI booth at major European trade shows over the last five years, but rarely if ever in the US.
Barbieri makes robust spectrophotometers. Not as much plastic as other models. Works well with textiles too. I have spoken with a color management person in Europe who is familiar with all brands. She says that the BARBIERI units have advantages over other brands. Gretag and others uses plastic wheels made for paper, so if you wish to handle other materials, you may find BARBIERI more efficient. Some auto feeders are best for photo paper, for example.
Pricewise BARBIERI “It is worth the price.”
I have asked around and checked with pros. These pros that I asked have prior experience also with GretagMacBeth and with X-Rite equipment. FLAAR too has worked with both Gretag and X-Rite equipment before they merged. In instances where a person started with Gretag, and then tried BARBIERI, they prefer BARBIERI once they learn all the things it can do that are not possible with a GretagMacbeth Spectrolino. This does not mean at all that a Gretag is bad, just that a BARBIERI is better in key aspects.
BARBIERI Spectro Swing, Spectro LFP, Caldera Swing
Caldera sells the Caldera Swing model that is adapted to Caldera RIP software. Naturally you can also obtain the BARBIERIi equipment directly from the manufacturer: the master distributor for BARBIERI spectrophotometer color management tools in the US is Image Tech Digital (Mark Spandorf).
Wide Format Printers