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In today’s hectic and competitive life we wake up early and go to bed late. Work late hours in office finally at the end of the day we find that we waste most of our productive time in unproductive work like replying emails but even that’s important because we are answerable to our customers and now a days we all type our emails ourselves due to privacy or many other reasons.
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Windows user may try Dragon Naturally Speaking a similar solution for speech recognition.
Not only this both software also comes with an optional handy add-on tool, so if you are driving or are on holiday or giving speech or seminars you do not need your computer with you just speak come back attach the USB and it download all your speech into words which you can later correct it manually.
If you don’t understand the WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) myth then get ready and register yourself for the color management conference from 8 to 10 March 2010 at Sunville, Worli in Mumbai, organized by Mr. Kiran Prayagi of the Graphic Arts Technology & Education (GATE). After going through the invitation, I just thought of sharing my association with Kiran with regard to colour management system.
Let me introduce him in my own way. Whenever I have problem in understanding color management system (ICC PROFILES, Calibrations, etc), my memory downloads only one name in this field: “KIRAN PRAYAGI”.
He is a veteran in this field of color science and theory with plenty of practical knowledge. Whenever I meet him, I always like to discuss with him for hours on this subject. He is a cool hearted and great human being with lot of passion for colour management and that’s what makes him younger day by day.
By the way, my journey and interest into colour management systems, understanding RBG, CMYK and monitor calibration etc. all began from the day I attended his first conference somewhere in 2004-2005 and this is his third Colour Management Conference which I will be attending starting for three days along with others from the industry.
At his first conferences, I gained interest in colour management system. In fact I purchased a complete system from GretagMacbeth with Profile Maker 5.0 software to make profiles and calibrate my monitors (as you know besides manufacturing, I also run an institute on screen printing) because it was also my firm belief that there is no point in just attending such seminars unless we practically apply the knowledge. Today with my own experiments and research I have made this system work very well and easy to adopt in process colour screen printing.
In 2004-2005 colour management system was very raw and very few printers had the knowledge about this system. Even today there are only few printers who know about this system which is the secret to become a great printer.
For over a couple of decades, Kiran has been playing an important role in this area where one has to standardize their profiles. Actually this is the most important subject and area of focus for every printer. My experience says that just laying the dots is not important, but achieving the right target colour is much more important in today’s demanding and competitive world.
So, over to you guys. Be there at Kiran’s COLOR MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE to understand : What You See Is What You Get (WYSIWYG) myth and this is a great chance and a golden opportunity to master this subject from the master.
I shall also be there all the three days because the more I learn the more I gain from him as there are many other prominent speakers and interesting topics on various new subjects. Its highly educative.
So leave away all your work from 8 to 10 March 2010 and dedicate your three days towards knowledge and education for your benefits.
Visit his website http://www.gate.co.in for more information and if you wish to register for his conference then download the registration form following this link http://www.graficaindia.com/PDF/ColourManagementConference.pdf or from this website.
What a workshop, I really enjoyed. Many new faces and a great new experience.
This time my friend Kamlakar Wadekar of Ace Printers Mumbai who came all three days with his better half Swati Wadekar and his colleagues to give them a hands on training. I still have to know from him and his team about their experience and was it beneficial for them. I am sure he will post his message soon.
Direk Chowdary a young, tall, handsome and a great human being came all the way from Los Angeles, US to attend my workshop. We had a great time interacting, exchanging ideas and sharing knowledge with each other all three days. He was quite talkative and likes to accepts challenges in his life that’s what I felt from his talks. His company does great work in textile transfers. I am keen to receive his comments and want to know what urged him to come all the way from US to attend the 3 days of workshop at DMI. Even though there are great institutes in and around US for screen printing and would also like to know from him about the knowledge he gained from my workshop.
There were many other serious participant from Delhi, UP, Nepal, Bangalore, Sivakasi, Chennai, Mumbai etc. with whom I also enjoyed and was able to understand their problems and needs. The major problems are related to lack of understanding in pre-press & screen making and that’s where now printers should pay more attention not in just getting best raw materials and machines but also pay attention in improving their basic infrastructure and department.
Most printers do not pay much attentions in keeping their departments clean and hygiene because that’s the first secret in getting good quality screens.
The key to be successful in printing business is to have good knowledge of pre-press because that’s the start point.
The 3 days as usual I cover process color where I demonstrated how to linearize the workflow right from photoshop to positive output. There after I printed 100 LPI job in front of all participants live because seeing is believing as most printers do not believe 100 LPI is possible thru screen and if its possible it must be very difficult. I just printed and proved that its very simple and everyone can do it if they have proper knowledge and that’s what I teach at DMI.
Next day print-finishing where I printed a carry bag with several special effects including micro embossing and 3D effect on a foiled paper and there after tagless and textile transfer on paper and plastic.
Now getting ready for the next workshop on 18-19-20 March 2010 with many new ideas and products. So register before its late.
For more information log on to:
Close to 55 participants coming from various parts of India plus few from USA, Nepal, Himachal etc..
This time at DMI I am going to print process color with 100 LPI exposed on 180-27, exposed straight without moire. UV Inks from Sericol (Graphical GL) has arrived and all set.
This ink has been profiled for 100 LPI on 187-27 Nittoku fabric supplied by Sky Screen Mumbai, squeegees from Fimor France.
I shall show the profiling live with complete workflow how to handle files in the correct way in order to get the image as per proof I mean WYSIWYG.
In print finishing this time a paper bag one sided foiled will be printed with micro embossing and high density multi color stone type effects replacing traditional way of sticking stones manually which you find only in wedding cards but I thought of trying it on the bag this time which is a new concept and will change the trend of comventional bag making. I have printed few samples and it looks outstanding. I shall also be printed with many other special effect inks, metallic inks and varnish supplied by COLORs and other renowed ink manufacturers.
I shall post the image of the bag and workshop photos in details soon…
Received the latest update from Michel about his health which I would like to share with you. After a 10 hours of massive operation he had to go for one more surgery again. But seem now ALL IS WELL.
Michel is very close to Indian screen printing industry thru DMI hence I wish to share his email sent to me last week.
Hi all my friends,
After the numerous calls and mails we received those last weeks, many of you would like what happened to my health !
As matter of facts…. Big problems and to be quite frank Therese thought I was not too far from the « Big Nowhere » !
Remember, after the good operation and total elimination of my cancer in November, I needed a second operation to be « reconnected ».
I entered the Hospital Monday 4 January to have surgery the same day – apparently no problems…. I was supposed to get out on Friday 8…..
But, on the Tuesday 5 night, very big pain during ten hours, fever, jumps of blood pressure : peritonitis, big infection, not far from “occlusion”….
Second operation (and anaesthesia) to clean the whole thing and place a new pocket the same evening – 6 January… Two days later – 8 January – new alarm : nosocomial infection through the catheter: a bad
staphylococci !! Bad luck again and new smaller operation to take of some bacteria’s “polluted” liquid somewhere…
Then, I had to stay in the hospital until Saturday 23 one week ago (two more weeks fed with glucose and so on by perfusions with a lot of antibiotics and other remedies….
- Bad thing, when I went out I was very “feeble” muscularly speaking, incredible how three weeks in a bed and perfusion can diminish your body ! – but I now recover slowly.
- Other bad thing, I shall need another operation (new reconnection) in three months times – let us be not too hurry that time ! = 5 operations instead of 2 and I don’t speak of the fabulous costs, widely above our financial possibilities!
But what to do : the American Hospital in Paris I was in is not “attached to the health system” and you recover no more than 20% from Social Security and Private insurances !
- Last bad point : my belly now looks as the one of the Frankenstein’s Monster !
Only good point : I lost 23 pounds (11,5 kg) and have now a perfect weight !
That’s all foxes ! My conclusion :
You enter in hospital for a very important and serious illness…. Totally cured with the help of radio- and Chemotherapy…. And you almost die of an unpredictable double infection catch in the hospital !
Medicine and surgery are definitely “arts”, not “sciences” and as my surgeon said “handicraft arts only” !
Hugs to all of you
Q: Why does Photoshop crash all the time since I upgraded my operating system to A) Windows 7 or B) Mac OS 10.6?
A: After making major changes to the operating system, it’s generally a good idea to re-install your more complex software, including Photoshop and the rest of the Creative Suite. And don’t forget to create and save sets of your custom brushes, styles, etc. through Edit> preset Manager. Save sets of custom Actions through the Actions panel’s Save Actions command.
Photo gallery of my recent 3 days technical workshop concluded in my institute DMI. Major participant in this workshop were from outside Mumbai like Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi that means there is a great demand of education and hunger to learn new and modern screen printing technique. In the second day of workshop the topic was packaging wherein I printed a sweets/chocolate box having 7 special effects with 2 spot color and the result was outstanding. The photo of the box will be posted soon. So wait and watch…