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Old May 14th, 2010, 05:39 AM
Bart_van_der_Wolf Bart_van_der_Wolf is offline
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Default New Profiling software from X.rite announced (Q4 2010)

Hi folks,

Not much real info available yet, no pricing indication (cheaper than ProfileMaker?),
but potentially important for those involved in generating their own profiles:

i1Profiler

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Bart
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Old May 14th, 2010, 09:45 AM
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Hi folks,

Not much real info available yet, no pricing indication (cheaper than ProfileMaker?),
but potentially important for those involved in generating their own profiles:

i1Profiler

Cheers,
Bart
Bart,

Can such relatively inexpensive profiling software give us "Certified" testing so that our files will be trusted by major high quality print companies, or is it only the printer one uses in one's own place of work that get's "Certified" for proofing?

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Old May 14th, 2010, 10:50 AM
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Can such relatively inexpensive profiling software give us "Certified" testing so that our files will be trusted by major high quality print companies, or is it only the printer one uses in one's own place of work that get's "Certified" for proofing?
The package builds ICC profiles. I don’t see how after that, it can be “certified“ (what ever that means or who ever is supposedly certifying the process) for proofing or anything else. You have to use process control techniques to now evaluate if the device is remaining consistent and where it has issues doing so. Something like Chromax’s Maxwell is where you’d go for that.
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Old May 14th, 2010, 06:12 PM
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Hi, Asher,

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Can such relatively inexpensive profiling software give us "Certified" testing so that our files will be trusted by major high quality print companies . . .
I'm not sure I understand that issue.

Are you talking about an "accurate" profile for your monitor so the image you create will truly represent (in its color space) the colors you intended (as you saw/chose them during editing)?

There would seem to be no meaning to a device-specific profile embedded in a delivered file.

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Doug
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Old May 15th, 2010, 12:52 AM
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Hi, Asher,


I'm not sure I understand that issue.

Are you talking about an "accurate" profile for your monitor so the image you create will truly represent (in its color space) the colors you intended (as you saw/chose them during editing)?

There would seem to be no meaning to a device-specific profile embedded in a delivered file.

Best regards,

Doug
Doug,

There are printing devices which have been qualified by standards associations dealing with industrial CMYK printers that are recognized in the offset printing industry. It apparently gets the color in the ballpark and close to ones target. That at least is the intent and concept. If one uses a such a certified small print machine in one's own office, then the proof will also match the output of any other such certified machine, including large machines like the Linotype Hell CMYK printeres using the same criteria and standardized test patches.

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Old May 15th, 2010, 05:58 AM
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Hi, Asher,

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There are printing devices which have been qualified by standards associations dealing with industrial CMYK printers that are recognized in the offset printing industry. It apparently gets the color in the ballpark and close to ones target. That at least is the intent and concept. If one uses a such a certified small print machine in one's own office, then the proof will also match the output of any other such certified machine, including large machines like the Linotype Hell CMYK printeres using the same criteria and standardized test patches.
Got it.

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Doug
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