PII-RIND conducted a seminar in February titled, Colour Management in Prepress. M. Kanchana, assistant professor, Anna University, Chennai, kick-started the programme, speaking about applying colour management principles in day-to-day production. Prabhu Natarajan, research engineer, WAN-IFRA, Chennai, turned the focus on ISO 12647-3 Standards and ICC profiles. He elaborated on the standards available, the profiles to select for newspaper printing, optimising profile settings, and achieving better results with ISO 12647-3 Standards. D. Murugan, manager – Prepress, The Hindu, Chennai, dwelt on handling images from different sources, importance of monitor calibration, colour separation, fine tuning and adjustments.
Thanu Subramaniam Pillai, consultant, Dinamalar, provided an excellent demonstration of producing better images with Photoshop, complete with tips and techniques. Production executives from news publishing houses as well as students of printing technology participated.