Colour has intrigued great thinkers like Aristotle, Da Vinci and Newton for centuries.
All competent artists are able to prepare most colours using 3 pigments; red, blue and green.
The 3 primary colours of light, red, blue and green can also be used to generate all the other colours of light. This is can be done by mixing together different proportions of red, blue and green.
Newton discovered that white light consists of a mixture of light of various colours.
Only human beings, a few species of monkeys, fish and insects have 3 colour receptors. The ability to recognise red has been proved to be a result of evolution, not design.
As commercial, high-end digital imaging specialists, we have been using the ultimate RGB laser writer, the Durst Lambda, since it’s inception in 1997. The fact that it is still the benchmark for Digital artworks is due to the Lambda being able to expose photographic paper in percentages of red, green and blue, line by line, up to 4000 per inch.
This ability to create contone images and literally burn the image into the paper adds to the refraction of the image.
See how powerful a simple 3 colour image can be. If you have any comments, I would be delighted to hear from you.
My name is Steve Howard. You have been reading the digital circus.