Mike Nelson Pedde

Mike Nelson Pedde

BC

Forum Topics Started

Forum Replies Created

  • Author
    Topic: Members Read 0 Times
  • Mike Nelson Pedde
    Mike Nelson Pedde
    Participant
    Posts: 641
    Fulltone (offset) book printing technique
    on: March 4, 2021 at 4:50 pm

    I’ll admit to not knowing what fulltone printing is, but if we’re tossing out printers I’ll add one more to the list. Friesens Corporation is a 114-yr-old, employee-owned company based on Amish values and sustainability principles, located in southern Manitoba. We worked with them to produce Marcia’s first children’s book (The Adventures of Rainbow Mouse) and our friend Dion used them to print his coffee table book Prairie Sunset, which is a book of photographs and history of old homesteads across the Canadian prairies. NB: In the past number of years they’ve gotten huge; I don’t know how that affects prices, but at certain times of the year they can get backlogged. https://www.friesens.com/

    Mike.

    P.S. They also have a division – FriesenPress – that supports independent authors with book editing, page layout, cover design, etc. https://www.friesenpress.com/

    _____
    Mike Nelson Pedde
    Victoria, BC
    https://www.wolfnowl.com/

    Mike Nelson Pedde
    Mike Nelson Pedde
    Participant
    Posts: 641
    Re: Printing Colour Management
    Reply #1 on: March 4, 2021 at 3:46 pm

    Okay, I’ll admit that ‘Printing Colour Management’ is probably an odd place to discuss an e-book, but I’m looking for some input from all y’all.

    A friend of ours has been working for a few years on a photography book chronicling his adventures kayaking in northern BC, hanging outcwith salmon, bears and the like. He was almost to publication stage, but after 2020 the possibility of tours, promotions, author signings, etc. is pretty much nil for a while yet. To that end he’s been looking to publish it in e-book format, at least initially.

    Here’s the rub, though. Anyone who’s done this (including me, for Marcia’s children’s book) can tell you that book printing is an often hair-pulling event of soft-proofing, hard-proofing, and if necessary camping out in the press room for the initial run to make sure the colours and everything else look good.

    With e-books, none of that is possible. As you know, the ‘net is a vast, un-coordinated space in terms of colour. If you have a print book you go to great lengths to ensure that the prints look right. With an e-book you can’t do that. Everyone who sees your book will be seeing it differently, almost entirely on too bright, overly contrasty screens. One can softproof, but to what standard?

    Thoughts appreciated.

    Mike.

    _____
    Mike Nelson Pedde
    Victoria, BC
    https://www.wolfnowl.com/

    Mike Nelson Pedde
    Mike Nelson Pedde
    Participant
    Posts: 641
    Re: Going through some old pics…
    Reply #2 on: March 4, 2021 at 3:35 pm

    Well done, Paul.

    Mike.

    _____
    Mike Nelson Pedde
    Victoria, BC
    https://www.wolfnowl.com/

    Mike Nelson Pedde
    Mike Nelson Pedde
    Participant
    Posts: 641
    Re: Panoramas & Other Stitched Images: Part II – Stitched Images
    Reply #3 on: February 28, 2021 at 8:54 pm

    You’re most welcome! One of the team members is a retired professor from UVic; I’ve been lucky to have been at two of her presentations.

    Back to Harvey’s post, two things that might interest people…

    1) I downloaded a trial version of PTGui v.12 Beta yesterday. So far I’m very impressed with it. You can see from the exposure map how it’s extrapolating from each of the blended images. I tried it quickly with one HDR image and the result was quite noisy, but it wasn’t the best image.

    PTGui

    2) I stumbled across a (fulfilled) Kickstarter campaign today for a motorized camera tripod head. Does everything but make soup, including star tracking, focus stacking, multi-row panoramas… iOS or Android-based. They’re at $2.6M of $32K. Looks to be partly supported by Benro. The FAQ answers a lot of questions. No experience with it, but it looks like they’ll be competing with Gigapan.


    https://www.benro-polaris.com/

    Mike.

    _____
    Mike Nelson Pedde
    Victoria, BC
    https://www.wolfnowl.com/

    Attachments:
    Mike Nelson Pedde
    Mike Nelson Pedde
    Participant
    Posts: 641
    Re: Egret and Gulls
    Reply #4 on: February 28, 2021 at 8:28 pm

    Hi Jorge, and welcome to the group! Looks like everyone in your image is waiting patiently for something…

    Mike.

    _____
    Mike Nelson Pedde
    Victoria, BC
    https://www.wolfnowl.com/