At 11:04 -0400 24/8/06, eric.dunn at ca.transport.bombardier.com wrote: >Another tangent: Were either the Illustrator or FrameMaker displayed colours >IDENTICAL to the printed output?
No, but the Illustrator color was a lot more identical than the FrameMaker color, which was way, way off. >I suspect both were "incorrect" in some regard. It's only the final >deliverable colour that's important. Sure, of course. All on-screen colors are merely an attempt to get close to the final output color. > And that's completely dependent on the device producing the output (except > for the unfortunate content that gets mangled by the OS between colour spaces > before output). Output for this job is a bridge yet to be crossed ;-) >Analogy: The only important factor is the colour of the paint when it >dries. NOT the colour when it's in the can, or still wet on the wall. I'll >admit it is worrying painting cabinets a shockingly bright pink. But they >dried to the nice dark red we were looking for. This is a relevant analogy, as I'm currently redecorating my house. As I stick to various tones of insipid, I'm usually safe. Unlike the next-door neighbor of a friend, who painted the outside of his house a violent green by accident. As a surprise for his wife. Boy was she surprised. -- Steve