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Hi,
Is anyone aware of legislation that points out in a way employers can understand, the correct way to setup a graphics work area, with daylight adjusted lighting so that one can trust the colours and design to screen and to what sits on the desk, to evaluate printouts and view colour swatches. Its a no brainer for anyone working with such, but try explaining it to someone who hasnt a clue about why it aids workflow, and the fun and games of looking at swatches under tungsten light !

I have ISO standards but its too technical to run past those about to chop their way through what was a functional lighting environment setup as per the correct way. Back to the dark ages of waiting until daylight to check on ones colour choices !

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Though I am not a citizen of your country, if you ran on that platform I would vote for you. It is hard enough to explain the difference between projected and reflected light.

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How about showing two printed pages: page one - without daylight colour checking, page two - with daylight colour checking? Maybe this approach would be easier, than going into technical details?
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Hi,
I suppose I could photograph something in daylight adjusted lighting and the same colours under tungsten, letting the camera auto adjust colour balance and show them the results.
Its also that they dont understand the colour critical nature, but if e.g. I wish to create a pastel yellow green background, such pastel green backgrounds I use a lot, and I am viewing proofs under reflected tungsten light, I will believe I have achieved such until when viewed under daylight when it will appear more blue green, the eyes will adjust to some degree but not enough.
To show people though who are not tuned into colour two subtle different shades and expect them to understand the differences, firstly under daylight then take it across to an area under reflected tungsten, this really needs a direct side by side comparison. Perhaps a tungsten angle poise lamp.
Food for thought, but they operate by rules laid down here which they cannot circumvent.
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