Posts tagged: PostScript

Take a Closer Look at Screen

Jim Hamilton
 Jul 16, 2012

In June, Screen USA invited a group of industry analysts and trade press editors to its U.S. headquarters in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, not far from Chicago, for a briefing that they called “A Closer Look.” The title is apt, because if you are like me, you may not have understood the full breadth of Screen’s graphic arts offerings.

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The Greatest Job on the Planet

Jim Hamilton
 Aug 31, 2011

David Pankow, curator of Rochester Institute of Technology’s Cary Graphic Arts collection, is retiring today after more than thirty years of service. I’m sure the decision to retire was a hard one. You see, I think he has the greatest job on the planet. Read more »

Adobe’s Call to Action

Jim Hamilton
 Sep 29, 2009

I recently attended Canon’s Integrated Solutions Showcase in Las Vegas. The Tuesday keynote at that event was presented by Dr. Naresh Gupta of Adobe. Dr. Gupta is a Senior Vice President in Adobe’s Print and Publishing Business Unit and is the Managing Director of Adobe’s Research and Development group in India. Gupta’s message to the crowd of Canon customers, dealers, and employees was a sobering one and was built around dropping print/copy volumes and the move to electronic and mobile communications. His presentation, entitled “Imaging for Today’s Enterprise,” was a real call to action for solutions that provide additional value beyond print. Read more »

The End of Kodachrome and What It Tells Us About Quality

Jim Hamilton
 Jun 23, 2009

I woke up this morning with a line from an old Paul Simon song stuck in my head and I’m sure I’m not the only aging Baby Boomer who began their day humming “Momma don’t take my Kodachrome away.” Kodak’s announcement that it would stop manufacturing its iconic Kodachrome film is important today mainly as a symbol of the demise of the photographic film market, but it does have other implications. It is an example of how times have changed, and specifically, how a higher quality method of capturing and reproducing photographs has lost out to a method that offers lower (but sufficient) quality as well as numerous other advantages that ultimately outweighed quality alone. Read more »

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