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sindisue
02-02-2012, 12:34 AM
Does anyone know if the judges always see the digital entries on a black background? Thanks.

Rick_Massarini
02-02-2012, 04:42 AM
I thought that the backgrounds behind the images on the monitors were black, but then again, in thinking about it, I really never paid a lot of attention to the background while they were judging (either that or the brain cell that had that info stored in it is gone) so I don't want to put out bad info - I'll find out for you for sure and let you know.

sindisue
02-02-2012, 05:09 AM
ok, thanks rick.

kristannev
02-02-2012, 06:53 PM
Sindi,

I was on the print crew at my affiliate competition and our background was grey. I am not sure if that is the same everywhere. I hope that helps.

Kristin

Heather_L._Smith
02-02-2012, 08:09 PM
I believe it is the same grey as it is for print.

GregYager
02-02-2012, 10:56 PM
18% gray is the winning answer.

Rick_Massarini
02-02-2012, 11:09 PM
...still waiting for a reply to my email to two of those who know the answer for sure...

GregYager
02-02-2012, 11:14 PM
I'll ask Randy Mcneely as soon as I get back to the hotel Rick but we were discussing it this morning and I'm 99.9% sure he said 18% gray.

Rick_Massarini
02-02-2012, 11:30 PM
I just couldn't remember (getting old and feeble minded) so I sent emails to Ron and Dennis to be sure. Ask Ron Nichols if he's there - he's our digital guru.

Rick_Massarini
02-03-2012, 08:45 PM
I received a response today...

"It's dark gray. Probably around 75RGB."

Jeff_Dachowski
02-03-2012, 09:06 PM
Def darker than 18% grey. At least two stops down from what you see in most print and curtain stuff.
Jeff

GregYager
02-03-2012, 10:59 PM
I had the question confirmed as well. I had assumed the 18% part but the gray part was right.

Rick_Massarini
02-04-2012, 12:26 AM
Well, I'm always running from pillar to post at the IPC, so I'm in and out of the rooms all the time, but usually don't spend enough time in the digital room for my eyes to fully adjust - when you walk into the room from a brightly lit hallway, the background on the monitor looks very dark - nearly black - so after your eyes adjust to the dim light in the digital room, I guess the gray would become more apparent. That's why I asked our guru to confirm it...

sindisue
02-09-2012, 04:03 PM
thanks, everyone. all the help here on the forum is awesome!