Free Color Management and Photo Organization Webinars from X-Rite

X-Rite Photo Marketing announces its schedule of free August 2013 webinars developed to address specific photography and color management topics and designed to appeal to both Photographer Cristina Mittermeierprofessional and serious amateur photographers.

Photography That Makes a Difference, co-sponsored with Sony, presented by Cristina Mittermeier, 1 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Aug. 13: In this webinar, X-Rite Coloratti and Sony Artisan of Imagery Cristina Mittermeier will share some of her journeys and discuss why she uses Sony equipment to capture these amazing stories in photographs. She will also discuss the importance of X-Rite color management solutions to ensure that her vision is translated from the camera’s sensor, to the computer monitor, and beyond to exhibitions, magazines, books, and more. To register for this free webinar, visit:

Color Management for the Rest of Us, presented by Brenda Hipsher, X-Rite Field Marketing Manager in the U.S. and Canada, 1 p.m. ET, Monday, Aug. 19: This webinar focuses on simple color workflow issues addressing photographers who are tired of throwing away paper and wasting their time. Topics covered include techniques and products that allow photographers to concentrate on the business and art of their photography. To register for this free webinar, visit:

Cataloging in Lightroom: Organizing Your Images for Travel, presented by Marc Muench, 1 p.m. ET, Tuesday, Aug. 27: X-Rite Coloratti Marc Muench has been organizing image libraries containing millions of image files for over 20 years. He is a third generation landscape photographer with vast experience in not only creating imagery for hundreds of companies but also in organizing the images for the clients. He now teaches his organizational techniques in many of his photography workshops. In this webinar, Marc will teach some of the basics that have helped him manage his images, in addition to illustrating his technique for managing a single Master Catalog in Adobe Lightroom. His method allows for the use of a second computer or travel computer to be used with a temporary catalog during shoots, emphasizing the importance of using calibrated and profiled monitors in all environments for accurate viewing and image evaluation. Marc will demonstrate how to import images by utilizing custom “Develop Settings” containing camera profiles made with ColorChecker Passport. He’ll also cover how to merge the catalogs to maintain the single Master Catalog workflow. To register for this free webinar, visit:

Last Call and Details on the Upcoming Hands-On Printer Workshops

Printing Workshops in California and TexasEverything you wanted to know about inkjet printing for a variety of fine art, sign and display and photography applications will be known at the upcoming free hands-on workshops in Irvine, Calif., on Aug. 13, and Irving, Texas, on Aug. 20.

Sponsored by Canon and LexJet, the workshops will feature a close examination of Canon’s printer technology and software, with operational and efficiency tips, followed by a treasure trove of in-depth information on working with photo papers, fine art papers, canvas, films and vinyl.

You’ll find out what makes each inkjet material tick and how to finish, present and apply them. Moreover, expert presenters from Canon and LexJet will guide you through the most profitable, unique and saleable applications you can accomplish in your market.

For instance, you’ll learn all about canvas from start to finish: how the inkjet coating, material composition and finish impact the printed image, followed by guidelines on coating and stretching canvas, and the most profitable applications.

When you attend the workshops you’ll also receive a $50 gift certificate from LexJet, inkjet media swatchbooks, special printer and inkjet media promotions, printed samples and other giveaways. A continental breakfast and lunch will also be provided.

To sign up for either Irvine, Calif. (Aug. 13) or Irving, Texas (Aug. 20), and if you have any questions, contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538. Space is limited, so call to get your seat today, and before registration closes on Aug. 9 for Irvine and Aug. 16 for Irving.

Digital Art Creation Magazine App Now at iTunes

Magazine for digital art and productionAs noted earlier in July here at the LexJet Blog, Digital Art Creation magazine premiered as a digital publication and is now available optimized for the iPad at Apple’s iTunes store. The app is free and a monthly subscription is $3.99.

However, you can access the July issue for free by using the code: issue1_preview. To use the code, click on this link, then click on subscribe>current subscribers and put the code in the window. A free read-only text version is also available at the website.

Published monthly, Digital Art Creation focuses on photography techniques, post capture software and techniques, printing and post-printing ideas, and an exploration of a variety of other techniques and platforms.

The August issue is expected to be ready around Aug. 15 and will be available at both iTunes and the Digital Art Creation website. Here’s a preview of the subjects that will be covered in the August issue: 

  • Attorney Carolyn Wright talks about copyright issues
  • Artist Melissa Gallo demonstrates some Corel Painter techniques
  • Renoir is featured in the Old Masters section
  • Marketing Buzz profiles Cookie Monster, Mr. Rogers and Bob Ross’s Happy Trees
  • Find out the truth about the color wheel as Scott Naismith urges you to choose between the proverbial red and blue pills. Part two of a three part series
  • The Great Output section provides helpful direction on fine art and fine photo printing, plus choosing the best rendering intent
  • Skip Allen shows how to build custom libraries for you brushes in Corel Painter

For more information, go to Back issues of Digital Paint Magazine – the precursor to Digital Art Creation dedicated primarily to digital painting – can be found at June 2012 was the last issue.

Epson Printer Rebates of up to $2,000 in August

Epson inkjet printer rebatesThey say the dog days of summer are upon us, so put a little bite in your printing with some great mail-in and instant rebates from Epson this month that range from $250 to $2,000.

Epson’s August mail-in rebates for its line of 17″ printers include $250 for the Stylus Pro 3880 w/ UltraChome K3 Ink and Stylus Pro 3880 Signature Worthy Edition; $300 for the Stylus Pro 3880 Designer Edition and Stylus Pro 4900 w/ UltraChrome HDR Ink; and $400 for the Stylus Pro 4900 Designer Edition.

This month’s instant rebates include $500 for the Stylus Pro 7890 w/ UltraChrome K3 Ink; $750 for the Stylus Pro 7890 and Stylus Pro 9890 Designer Edition printers; $1,000 for the Stylus Pro 7900 w/ UltraChrome HDR Ink, Stylus Pro 9700 w/ Vivid Magenta, Stylus Pro 9890 w/ UltraChrome K3 Ink and Stylus Pro 9900 w/ UltraChrome HDR Ink; and $2,000 for the Stylus Pro 11880 w/ UltraChrome K3 Ink.

For more information about the printers and to take advantage of these rebates, contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538.

Upgrade to Latex by Aug. 31 and Get up to $10,000 Cash Back

Inkjet printer rebateHP announced the Upgrade to Latex Summer Promotion on its Designjet L28500 Latex Printer (104 inches), which starts today and ends on Aug. 31. Get a $10,000 cash back mail-in rebate if you currently own an eligible 54-inch or greater aqueous or solvent printer and $6,000 back if you own an eligible 42-inch to 53-inch aqueous or solvent printer.

To submit a claim, go to Once there, you’ll need to provide the following…

  • Fax, email or send via US mail proof of purchase of HP Designjet L28500 printer with serial number on invoice and a photo of current eligible printer showing nameplate with model and serial number
  • Return the Main Print Controller board from eligible printer. HP will arrange for the pick-up and pay for the return shipping. Shipping instructions are provided with the claim submittal confirmation email

The purchase must be made before Aug. 31, 2012, the claim submitted by Sept. 30, 2012, proof of purchase and photo submitted by Oct. 31 or within 30 days of the claim submittal (whichever comes first), and the Main Print Controller board for the eligible printer returned by Nov. 30, 2012, or within 30 days of the confirmation of claim (shipping label is emailed to submitter when claim is validated and it expires within 30 days).

For more information about this Upgrade to Latex promotion and for questions about the HP Designjet L28500, contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538.

Summer Rebates on Select Hahnemuhle Digital FineArt Papers

Rebates on fine art papersHahnemuhle announced today a summer rebate program on some its most popular Digital FineArt papers: PhotoRag 308, PhotoRag Bright White, FineArt Pearl, Baryta FB and Torchon.

Rebates range from $10 off for 8.5″ x 11″ boxes of 25 cut sheets to $70 off 60″ x 39′ rolls. The rebates started today and last through Aug. 30.

The rebates are limited to one submission per customer and a maximum of eight items. Click here to download and fill out the form for the rebate along with a retail invoice or receipt, plus the UPC bar codes cut from the package end labels.

For more information about the rebates, as well as LexJet’s full line of fine art and photo papers, contact a LexJet customer specialist at 800-453-9538.