Part 3: TVI in and of itself is not a bad thing: Back when TVI was called Dot Gain, I remember going into print shops and having pressman tell me “No, we don’t have any dot gain.” This was not ignorance (they knew they did), but instead a misconceived notion that TVI was a bad thing. I always … [Read more...]
#23: TVI is a better term than Dot Gain
This is Part 1 of a 5 part series from Jim Raffel’s TVI notebook. Part 1: Tone Value Increase (TVI) really is a better term than Dot Gain: My short answer for this is that a densitometer (or spectrophotometer acting as a densitometer) does not actually measure dots, so how can we really call it … [Read more...]
Golden Nugget #5 Density & TVI or L*a*b?
This post now appears as Color Conversations: Density & TVI or L*a*b? on Color Conversations the blog of ColorMetrix Technologies, LLC. *** Introduction *** Next, I want to let you all know that since the inception of the golden nuggets idea both of the Mikes at ColorMetrix (Michael … [Read more...]