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Printing in Black and White
Traditional black and white printing goes digital.

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Glass Plate Project
Andrew McIntyre produces gallery quality A3+ prints from glass plates.

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Lee Jaffe Interview
The multi-talented Jaffe captures and displays artistic greats.

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SWAHILI CHIC: THE FENG SHUI OF AFRICA Press Release
The new coffee table book will be launched on Thursday, May 17th.

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The rebirth of Digital Printing
Software is transforming the way black and white prints are made at BowHaus.

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Herman Leonard Press Release
The Fahey/Klein Gallery is pleased to present Jazz Giants, the mural-sized photographs by Herman Leonard.

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Mark Laita Press Release
Mark Laita's Created Equal documents the diversity of American culture through carefully orchestrated portraits.

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Rocky Schenck Interview
Schenck's visual style is rooted in his personal past, family roots and the beginnings of photography itself.

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Rick Klotz Interview
Businessman blends his passion for photography, magazine publishing and clothing line with BowHaus printing software.

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IJC/OPM 2400 Support
New versions of IJC/OPM feature expanded support for Epson_s new R2400 with UltraChrome K3™ inks!

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Melvin Sokolsky Interview
Legendary fashion photographer talks about ideas, art and technology.

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Antonis Ricos Interview
The digital B&W guru reveals his secrets for using IJC/OPM, and highlights NEW Features in the Windows version.

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Nick Brandt Interview
Elegy to A Vanishing World:
the photographs of Nick Brandt

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Glen Wexler Interview
Glen Wexler talks about how digital imaging plays an integral role in his imagemaking.

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IJC/OPM + OS X!
Press release for B&W PrintMaking software for OS X.

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Quadtone Prints
Black & White archival printmaking using monochrome inksets.

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Lyson Marketing Agreement
Establishes New Alliance to Develop Digital Black and White Printing Solutions.

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InkJet Control™ and OpenPrintMaker™

Mac OS X and New Features

Click here for an IJC/OPM Overview, Specs, Profiles and How to Purchase.
BowHaus, Inc. announces Mac OS X version of InkJet Control™ and OpenPrintMaker™ (IJC/OPM) software with many new features

BowHaus has released InkJet Control/Open PrintMaker 1.1 (IJC/OPM) printmaking software (7/5/04), completely redesigned from the ground up for full MacOS X Panther compatibility. This release features support for more Epson printers and media, the added ability to import multiple file formats and several user interface enhancements. Registered owners of InkJet Control 1.0,1.02 will receive IJC/OPM 1.1 as a free upgrade. A special version of IJC/OPM will also be included as the software portion of Lyson’s soon to be released Daylight Darkroom digital black and white printing solution.

Since its first release in March of 2003, IJC/OPM has gained underground support as a stand-alone application that frees the B&W printmaker from "canned" profiles or RGB workflows. The software was developed for quality conscious digital B&W Fine Art Printmakers who demand full control over their printer and media. Users of IJC/OPM can combine multiple inksets from different manufacturers to create custom profiles for popular Epson printers.

IJC/OPM 1.1 now supports more Epson printers from the US and European market including the 860, 980, 1160, 3000, 1200, 1270, 1280, 1290, 2100, 2200, 7000, 7500, 9000, 9500, 7600 and 9600. The latest version enables printmakers to use larger format paper, roll paper and specify custom paper sizes. Another new feature is the ability to import a variety of file formats including TIFF, PSD, JPEG and others. All of IJC/OPM profiles and rendering algorithms operate in 16-bit, over 65 million shades of gray, resulting in smoother gradations and transitions. IJC/OPM internally converts all 8-bit grayscale files to 16-bit during printing to take advantage of the 16-bit profiles and rendering algorithms (16-bit files remain 16-bit).

The printmaker can create, edit and save their own 16-bit profiles to control the tonal shape of each individual ink. The most significant user interface addition is a quicker way to manipulate ink behavior using the new drop-down starter ink shapes. In this mode users can select where an ink starts, where it ends and how much of it to use. Without having to be a curve scientist.. On top of added stability gained from MacOS X, OPM/IJC now has a sleeker AQUA interface. Movable “sheets” rather than window dialog boxes, sleek sliders, drag-n-drop image importing, and profile tone simulation for single or blended profiles.

Multiple profiles can be blended together using the slider-based “Blender’ feature to achieve instant hue variations. Printmakers with a densitometer, spectrophotometer or flatbed scanner can micro-tune each profile with IJC/OPM’s powerful 16-bit Linearization Engine to remove "bumps" and inconsistencies. The Linearization function ensures consistent results despite minor printer variations and different batches of ink or paper.

IJC/OPM ships with an existing set of profiles and retails for $249.95. For more information, contact BowHaus at 323-937-8400 (Mon-Fri 9am- 6pm PST) or email software@bowhaus.com.



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