Run The Gamut is a color management service for professionals who rely on digital imaging technology and demand color accurate, predictable, and repeatable results.
My services range from calibrating and profiling equipment, to consulting and training. Run the Gamut also sells software, measurement devices, printers, consumables, and inkjet accessories. To increase your inkjet printer’s performance, I repair and maintain many large format models.
Starting a new venture or adding services to an existing business can leave you with a lot of questions and have you second guessing your decisions. There are many choices available to digital imagers and a tool that is best for one industry may not work well producing your product. When you use Run the Gamut’s consulting services, you get over a decade of experience I have creating Photo-realistic images, fine art reproductions, and signs and displays. I can help you make a few decisions regarding software and equipment, or design a start to finish custom workflow for the products you wish to produce.
Getting a new piece of software or equipment is an exciting time, but owner’s manuals can be unclear and inefficient. Even the principals and practice of color management can be confusing and some workflows my require steps omitted by others. By using Run the Gamut’s training services you can accelerate your learning and put your investment to use out of the box. Let me fill in the blanks and show you how to get the most out of your investment and maintain a good color management system.
Run the Gamut has some of the best tools in the industry for calibrating your equipment and characterizing them with custom profiles. I do offer service contracts so you can concentrate on producing images and let me concentrate on maintaining your color management system. Unlike canned profiles, my profiles are specific to your device, workflow, and print environment. This can make all the difference when you demand predictable and repeatable results.
Adobe Photoshop is a complex application with many tools for a variety of industries. Run the Gamut’s one on one tutorials will help you better understand these tools, develop techniques for color correcting and manipulating images, all the while maintaining image file integrity, color gamut, and output predictability. Lessons are customized to your knowledge, experience, and towards skills you wish learn so intermediate users can benefit as much as a novice.
Run the Gamut’s printer maintenance and repair service is convenient and a great value to Large Format Piezo Printer users. I offer regular maintenance in annual service contracts, or service by individual appointment. The maintenance service will help extend the life of some critical components of your printer, and prevent ink dropping and nozzle clogs, saving you time and materials.
Repair services are an alternative to services offered by a factory service provider. Run the Gamut is not certified by your printer manufacture to repair your printer. My service provides an economical on-location service when parts need to be replaced or refurbished. It saves you from having to transport your printer to a service location, or the high expense of having a manufacture technician come to you.
Run the Gamut sells new and used printers. I am a dealer for Epson, Canon and HP, but please enquire about other manufactures you are interested in so that I can assist you in finding a printer that best meets your needs. I keep abreast of manufacture special offers and will make sure you get a good value on your printer purchase.
Run the Gamut is a pro dealer for Epson, Canon, and HP consumables, along with other media producers. I can recommend papers and inks that will work best for the product you wish to produce and supply you with consumables that meet your needs.
Raster Image Processors are applications that increase efficiency by streamlining your workflow so production is quick, continuous, and less wasteful. RIPs will also allow you to create extremely precise print environments so you can produce very accurate, predictable, and repeatable images with a variety of paper, ink combination. Some RIPs are better suited to certain industries. I will be happy to explain the attributes of each RIP and help you choose one that will best produce your product.
There are many product choices when deciding to purchase color management software and instruments. Some are better suited to certain industries and capabilities vary greatly. Too often consumers invest in more than they need, or purchase a package that does not meet all their needs. Based on your product and how comprehensive your color management system should be, I can recommend software and devices that meet your needs and provide you with those tools.
Run the Gamut distributes temperature accurate, full spectrum lights for work environments that demand color accuracy and matching. Images are simply a reflection of light. Light temperature can greatly affect the look and feel of an image, and an image won’t reflect wavelengths of light that are not present. This is why an image can look so different in one room verses another, or one way indoor and very different outdoors. I carry and can order a variety of bulbs for permanent fixtures, or provide floor and desk lamps. I also provide proofing booths for extremely critical applications.
Run the Gamut produces specialty items for inkjet printer users.
Maintenance kits are available so you can keep your piezo printer clean and performing well. Alcohol and ammonia based solvents will damage your cap and head cleaner, and are not advisable for cleaning these parts. My cleaning solution is safe for the plastic, rubber, and electronics. The kit also comes with enough lint free swabs for 3-4 normal cleans
De-rollers are used to remove the curl in roll media from being wrapped around a core. My custom made de-rollers are less expensive than other commercially available products. They have a clean look and are built to your specifications so they will accommodate very large print lengths and widths. My de-rollers will not kink or bend your heavy fine art media like other products will.
Run the Gamut is a color management service based in Fort Collins Colorado. It was started to provide consulting and custom color management systems to digital imaging professionals. Recognizing a demand for other services, Run the Gamut started offering printer maintenance and repair services, along with sales of printers and their consumables, software, color measuring devices, and other accessories and services.
Clients include photographers and visual artists, commercial photo printers and screen printers, and graphic designers. Clients benefit from over a decade of digital imaging experience focused on producing accurate, predictable, and repeatable color for a variety of industries and applications. Run the Gamut clients are educated and know why color management is important to their workflow, are confident they have implemented a good color management system, and know help is only a phone call away when needed.
As a professional fine art imaging business, we strive for excellence in everything we do. And that means we need our five inkjet printers and the software that drives them to run perfectly. That’s why we use Run the Gamut to maintain our printers and color management system. Time and again, Matt has rushed to our rescue, whether it be to solve a printer problem or build a custom print environment for a new paper. It’s no exaggeration to say that Matt plays a huge role in insuring that our printing quality – and workflow efficiency - stays top-notch. We sure do like having Matt on our team!
Mark J. Lukes
Matt at Run the Gamut has helped me to keep the quality of my work consistent. In a world where we are all so busy, it is great to have Matt's services and have one less thing on my list. He always does a great job and makes sure I'm happy with what has been done. I wouldn't go anywhere else!
Run the Gamut is truly an asset for my business. I am very impressed not only with the quality of my color accuracy and printer performance, but also with the excellent customer service I receive. Most importantly, I am thankful for the level of professionalism Matt has as well as his attention to detail. I consider run the gamut a business partner, as I would not be able to have the quality of output I have without their relationship!