I found this topic right now... and I wonder, this idea still up?
I started to think two things.
- Workshops material
- Reviews material
On workshops material, I'd like you be more a chemist than a physicist man. (the physics also important too much, though)
But I think it will be important for us to know a little about technologies. I mean, continuous colour, inkjet, thermal sublimation, offset, and immersion. (I don't know how to refer in english the old labs colour print method, so I called immersion, but I guess still in use with the more recent amplicopys that have digital heads)
This no means to be exhaustive, though.
Other thing I think really important on workshops considering print, despite also valuable for screen/web is how to handle sharpness/blur and other artefacts that I think the most important is moire/mosaic/demosaic, and get really under the concept of terms like threshold/radius/amount and resizing methods.
On the review's side, I'm wondering what the price range you think to cover? (since you review a range from cheap to serious pro cameras)
So here I make a simply proposal. Can we make a pool that clarifies the type of target audience?
I don't know if it'll be fair, since I guess the reviews CL site it's not visited only by the forum community audience. On the other point, it will be fair to give some preference for the forum community.
well... guess I say before something to "no means exhaustive"... that's what I'm being right now :P
- Workshops on technology (principles knowledge)
- Workshops on techniques (how to do/get)
- Reviews printers/categories
- Reviews on third party papers/other media
- Pool on "price range"; "profilable/non profilable"; to use as a "complement/all work" on photography prints.
bottom this I'll give you my example:
today I print on dye inkjet, last work was about 150 10x15cm prints plus 20 A4's.
My current printer on regular photo use its a canon ip4200, despite my early printers... the early was a model that have 8 inks (on a A4!!!)
Even so, I have a cheap multifunction brother for office use, and prints 10x15 quite good. although don't have profiling.
I'm intend to buy on a3/a2 in about 1 or 2 years... but I don't know if i'll invest on the pricey, or buy the cheaper plus a colour calibration system.