Sunday, November 08, 2009

The One Academy's Print Studio at Sunway Campus

The One Academy (TOA), one of the Asia's most respected institutions of new media and communication design has setup a internal print studio at the Bandar Sunway Campus in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

Canon imagePROGRAF iPF8100, 12-color large format inkjet printer has been chosen by The One Academy as the main output/ printing device for the students' course works and lecturers' artworks.

James Khor, the Managing Director of  Plot-tech Services (M) Sdn Bhd whom has tremendious experience in printing studio setup is involved to ensure the internal print studio of The One Academy is on par with the professional printing lab standard.

 LCD monitor color calibration in progress

The monitor, printer (Canon iPF81000) and the media (paper for example matte coated, semi-glossy, synthetic, etc) are calibrated to ensure the accuracy of the color from input to output (WYSIWYG- What you see is what you get). In short, The One Academy's print studio is setup with proper color management system in place.

The walls and tiles at the print studio is based on gray color as it will minimize the color interference on the LCD monitor where with proper color management, the LCD preview will served as proof prior to printing.

 James Khor explaining the function of the table lamp in monitor proofing

The down light at the print studio is giving 'cool white' ambient while the table lamp is fixed with 'warm white' bulb. In the event that the artworks is meant for outdoor or will be used at place with 'warm white' ambient, the table lamp will need to be switched on for monitor proofing.

The students of The One Academy Sunway Campus are now able to hands on the printing work flow from monitor proofing to output at the print studio.

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