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1450: comparison of Silverfast with Linotype software output

Posted: Fri Apr 04, 2003 5:22 pm
by rjc
i have been trying out Silverfast with my 1450 firewire in OSX in last few days, and decided to do a straight photo test comparison with a scan done with my old linotype software working in 9.2.2. Guess what, the silverfast has not produced quite as nice a result! Despite a lot of tweaking with the Silverfast controls, the colours produced by my printer look a little flat and muted! Maybe one loses something by not going through Twain; i don't know. It is frustrating and a little dissapointing, and after all we are only considering the change from the old software because of the pain of going back into 9.2.2 to do a scan.
I just hoped Silverfast would have been a bigger jump forward; instead it has created a hesitation in me making the purchase. I agree that the controls seem more extensive than linotype's, though with the latter I did not need so many or to mess around so much because the first results were usually good enough.
Any thoughts from the tech gurus as to whether this is a feature of your software that i have to accept, or is practice going to make things better? There may be something you could copy from Linotype to further refine your own product in the future. robert

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2003 3:21 pm
by LSI_Sperling_old
Dear Robert -
SilverFast has a lot of possibilities. Please check the ColorManagement settings of Photoshop and SilverFast ( General >> Options >> CMS )- they have to be equal and check the printer settings in Photoshop too. sRGB is not the correct colour space for printing. Adobe RGB or CMYK is better.
It needs a good understanding of ColorManagement, to recieve the same colours with your printer as you see at your screen - with a deeper understanding you will get what you want.

with regards

Christoph

Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2003 8:29 am
by LSI_Belli
Dear Robert,

we do not guarantee the quality of the colours when using a TWAIN module. Please try the Photoshop plug-in, with the SF_App if necessary. Check also your colour management settings. If the results are still not like you expect them to be, or if you are still unsatisfied, please send us a more precise report (maybe with some screenshots) at support@silverfast.de so that we can check the problem.

Thanks,

Thomas