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Our Next Meetings are Wednesday 1st and 8th April at 7.30pm, delivered to all our members remotely.

Simple Steps to Better Colour (Mike Kwasniak) - spread across two sessions

Just about everyone records and views images using their Macs/iPhones/iPads, whether professionally or just for fun, and EVERYONE should be working with (at the very least) a calibrated monitor.

Colour management is all about consistency and predictability. We all want our outputted prints to look exactly like the rich saturated images we see on our monitors, but we all know from bitter experience that this is not always the case. In these sessions Mike will demonstrate the process of calibrating both monitor and printer in detail, and show you just how easy it is, and how the process works to improve colour output.

We’re aiming more for a plain English approach, rather than using lots of geeky technical terms, but we will take a look at Rendering Intents and Soft Proofing, and learn how they can be used to further improve print output.

We’ll also discuss paper and ink choices, why some are much better than others and why it’s best to lay off the Acid, Optical Brighteners and Lignin!


Our meeting content is always subject to change if, for example, Apple surprise us with new technology at any point. But plans for 2020 include:

20 May 2020 - AGM - Simple Steps to Better Colour - Mike Kwasniak

29 July 2020 - Apple OSX and iOS innovations - Brad Clark.

30 September 2020 - Special guest, William Gallagher from

25 November 2020 - How to get the most (and best) from Social Media - Helena Quarmby.

If you'd like to have a look at our archives of past meetings, they're just a click away ....

How to get to a Suffolk Mac User Group meeting

We meet every other month on Wednesday evenings - from 7.30pm to 10pm - in the comfortable surroundings of Rushmere Village Hall, very close to Ipswich. 

 Access to the hall’s car park is from Humber Doucy Lane in Ipswich. Head towards Rushmere from the Rushmere Road roundabout on Colchester Road. A quarter mile or so up the road, at the mini roundabout, turn left in to Humber Doucy Lane. The first building you will see on the right is the Rushmere Community Centre (it has a bus stop right outside it) which is immediately followed by the drive leading to the Village Hall.

 If you’re using sat nav, the hall’s post code is IP4 3PD, which will get you to within 200 yards of the building.

Come and see for yourself - you’re assured of a very warm welcome.