Posted 04.09.2017 @ 2.28PM
I work in printed textiles and we are dealing with China using sublimation printing. We are trying to work with colour profiles - so they send us 9 different options and we choose which profile we like the best. Then I convert my RGB file to that CMYK profile and it is supposed to match the sample that they sent us however we are finding it is not. They were given a set of actions which were installed in photoshop and they choose that particular profile and run the action which converts it. Its the same set of actions I have on my mac but for some reason its not looking the same.
Does anyone have any ideas as to what could be causing the discrepancy?
We have had both fabric samples and actual jpgs of the converted artwork and they are both very different.
Any ideas would be welcome its doing my head in completely!!
Posted 15.06.2010 @ 9.31PM
I've been a member of AIF for a number of years and used to post more than i have in the past 3 or so years. There's probably a number of reasons why my posting and reading has tapered off, so I will try and answer your question.
-Firstly for me Im not in your general graphic design - I have always been in fashion graphics so my experience in the industry is pretty different to anyone else who is web / print /advertising etc. So in lots of ways I cant necessarily contribute/relate to certain topics / conversations etc.
-the aggression/arrogance of some (mainly long term members) has turned me off on lots of occasions
-different interests so less interested in AIF (feel a bit older and less into what/who/where is "cool") - call me old and cynical :-)
-life balance - work all day on a computer so tend to think about other stuff in my spare time and too busy to use it at work
-I continue to use it for help and the odd comment - have always found the help part really great
-if i log in now i tend to read and look and not post
-less career ambition at the moment as Im looking at having babies soon which is more interesting to me just now
-more interested in looking at textile design related stuff - and looking and reading not necessarily posting.
and yeah maybe what Justin said is a little true - that lots of guys stay super interested in their hobbies/cars/music etc whereas perhaps women move on to other stuff so different things take priority at different times. This is definitely the case in our household anyway.
hope this answers it!
I would like to say that I like the new site - and the reason I even logged on tonight is because of the email I got today the Round Up - it spurred me to log on
I think its great that there has been a revamp of AIF and I do appreciate what it stands for - so cheers to the people doing/having done all the hard work getting it all shiny and new again!
Posted 10.06.2010 @ 7.49PM
in my new job I am doing some point of sale design but I come from a textile/fashion graphics background so some of the technical stuff Im not really confident with.
I am doing some big (900x2600mm) window drops with a photographic image on them - what is the smallest resolution I can get away with - what is ideal for this size?
The girl before me used to set up the file in illustrator and paste the image on and stretch it to fit with the resolution dropping down big time as shes scaling it (then pdf it) - is this way ok to do it? Some of the images I have seen in these files end up with resolutions such as 40 - 60 ppi which i would have thought was too low but im assuming shes gotten away with it for this long...
anyway if someone can shed some light that'd be great and any extra info you can add to help me...go for it!