Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Color Geeks!

I'm not much of a "linker", preferring to focus my efforts on original content, but I couldn't resist the item above from Gordon Pritchard's excellent Quality in Print blog (http://qualityinprint.blogspot.com/).

For the unitiated, the numbers represent shades of green as expressed in four different color spaces -- 1) RGB (the primary additive colors red, green, and blue) that is used for computer monitors; 2) CMYK (the primary subtractive colors cyan, magenta, and yellow, with the "K" standing for black) which are the inks used in four-color printing; 3) PMS (Pantone Match System) used for custom inks; 4) The CIE L*a*b* system often used to describe the lightness and shade of paper.

Gordo has a knack for creating images and even animations that make concepts like FM (stochastic) screening, elliptical dots, and optical brightening agents easy to understand.


Gordon Pritchard said...

Go raibh maith agat (that's "Thank you" in Irish).

best, gordon pritchard
( http://qualityinprint.blogspot.com/ )

Brian said...

Too scary but its too grate. This is such a good work. Is that because of applying 6 Color Printing design?