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Neil Barstow
Neil Barstow
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Neil Barstow, UGRA Certified Expert, formerly a prominent UK advertising photographer, is now recognised as a leading Colour Management and Imaging Specialist with colourmanagement.net.

Clients include pre-press, printers, image libraries, publishers, artists, universities, print buyers, illustrators, magizines, photo labs, art schools, hardware and consumables manufacturers, designers, fine art printers, galleries and photographers.

Driving Neil's work is the integrity of the image, from digital capture or scan, through editing, proofing or softproofing and finally to ink on paper, be it a proof, a press run nor an inkjet print. Services include beta testing, supply, implementation and installation of:
Colour Management Solutions, proofing RIPs, Proof certification to ISO standards, icc profiling, fine art printing RIPs, adapting pre-press and press workflow to comply with ISO standards for appearance. Personal or group training and seminars.

International speaking engagements include Extreme 08 New Orleans, The Graphic Arts Technical Foundation, MacWorld, Apple UK and to UK industry bodies such as BIPP and AOP.
About the Company
Colourmanagement.net grew from the consulting work of Apple Solutions Expert Neil Barstow since to 1998. Serving an industry need for better colour reproduction has lead to a wide range of experience in imaging, from capture and scan to certified proofing and offset print as well as Inkjet art..
Colourmanagement.net ReSell :-
X-Rite :: Gretag+eyeOne :: basICColor :: Eizo :: Epson :: HP :: GTI view booths :: GMG RIP :: Photo RIPs+ISO Proofing solutions :: ColorBurst :: Inkjet papers inc. Innova, Hahnemuehle, HP and Epson.
Our Clients
Some example clients:-
Christies Art Auctioneers International Media Division
HP Large Format Printer Division
Stephens and George, offset printer
Linney Print, Offset Printer
Park Communications Limited, Offset Printer
Four Corners print (buyers), fourcornersprint.co.uk
This Little Fish, photography and rendering
Nick Dunmur, Photographer
Avon Cosmetics - Repro division
Magnet Harlequin London repro house
Andy Cahill at Photoworks in Bournemouth
Mark Power Fine Art photographer
Butetown History and Art Centre, Photo Gallery, Cardiff
Jack Lowe digital services
Touch Digital, London retouchers
Actis, London retouchers and repro
Nice Studios, London hire studio and digital suite
Chris Craymer, Photographer
Jonathan Knowles, Photographer
Tina Hadley photography
Tim Brightmore photographer
David Ellis, Photographer
Max Forsythe, Photographer
Ilex Press publishers
Marrutt digital consumables distributor
Lyson, ink manufacturer
Jaypark Studios Chippenham
Caval Colour Processing Ltd
Spectrum photo lab
Flowerphotos photo library
Cephas Photo Library
Future Publishing
Unity Media
Language(s): English
Regions Served

Europe, Europe, International, International, NorthEast, NorthEast

Markets Served
  • Advertising/Design/Illustration
  • Fine Art Printer
  • Internet
  • Lithographer
  • Photographer [Photo Agency]
  • Photographic Lab
  • Wide/Grand Format [non fine art]
Software/RIP/Workflow Experience
  • Adobe
  • ColorBurst
  • GretagMacbeth
  • ICS Remote Director
  • MonacoProfiler
Special Skills
  • Color Control [develop and establish deviation tolerances]
  • Color Management
  • Color Measurement
  • Color Reproduction
  • Develop custom house standard
  • Digital Image Capture
  • Digital Image Processing
  • Digital or film based Proofing
  • Image Evaluation
  • Matching Color Proof to Press
  • Press checks
  • Press testing
  • Pressroom Development of procedures and policies
  • Pressroom Equipment evaluations/recommendations
  • Pressroom Optimization
  • Pressroom Training
  • Printing Standards [International]
  • Process Control
  • Process Control in Print Production
  • Process Management
  • Transition from film to CTP
Certified Trainer/Installer
  • CMG Member Consultant
  • ColorBurst
  • GMG ColorProof
  • GretagMacbeth PM5 Packaging
  • MonacoProfiler