Humans & our primate relatives are unique when it comes to the perception of color. Among the mammals, only we have the ability to see our world in full color. We take this for granted & only when we go to reproduce color images accurately in print & other media do we begin to appreciate how complex this process is.
A printer’s loupe & a linen tester at first glance look to be the same. When used as a linen tester threads in cloth are counted. When used as a printers loupe the magnifier reveals the quality of printed photos. A closer look reveals the difference. Read on to see pictures & more & what makes them different.