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New QuadToneRIP tools for K3 Printers
« on: November 21, 2017, 01:20:22 PM »

I posted this on the QTR yahoo group, but I think the ease of the new system I released a few weeks might be of interest here too.

These new tools are similar to my QuickCurve-DN system for K3 printers. This new system uses a set of customized K3 curves and then builds the common toning curves with a single button. There are more controls for editing the toning inks, and all the .quad curves and linearization steps are done in a single place without needing to use the ink descriptor files or traditional linearization steps. There are a few more things I plan on adding as updates early next year, but it is already off to a good solid start.

I've also been doing some youtube live screencasts for the past several weeks and the latest one was spent demonstrating how the system works, along with using PrintTool, SpyderPrint for measuring, and how to use the new Data Tool Roy Harrington recently released.

Here is a post with more information and the hour long recording of the screencast: https://www.bwmastery.com/blog/2017/quadtoneprofiler-quickcurve-k3
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Re: New QuadToneRIP tools for K3 Printers
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2018, 03:48:11 AM »

Um, um, um, um, um…

Seriously needs editing, hard to watch, um, um, um, you can get the picture, um…

Really, um…
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Re: New QuadToneRIP tools for K3 Printers
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2018, 02:08:55 PM »

Um, um, um, um, um…

Seriously needs editing, hard to watch, um, um, um, you can get the picture, um…

Really, um…

Thank you for the comments. You're aware that it was a recording of live screencast, correct? Those usually aren't edited like you would expect an instructional video to be. I am working on a series of videos for all the tools I offer, but making (and editing) those kinds of scripted videos can take days or even weeks to do well (in additional to all the other work that actually pays the bills).

On a personal note: These live screencasts are something that is a little (ok, a lot) out of my comfort zone, and are meant to be a kind of forced practice at developing the skills to do these kinds of videos well—this one might have been the 2nd or 3rd I had ever done in this setting, and one where I was introducing multiple video inputs and dealing with other technical problems. Now, it could be argued that I shouldn't make "practice" videos publicly available, but knowing it is going to be public does raise the stakes. Mostly, people on my email list who weren't able to tune in live wanted to see it—problems and all.

Again, thank you for trying to watch it anyway, and I am sorry it was not to the standard that we both would rather see. 

All the best
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