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Hi folks, This is a lenghty story, I would like you to tell me the moral. I'm a photographer. Using i1Photo, I profile my teeny , and always work in RGB. little inkjets and dye subs. A friend in the sign-making buisness happened to know that- and invited me to have a look at his Canon W8200 for which he had bought the Caldera RIP, ostensibly for photo and fine art reproduction. He said that in exchange for my efforts I might be allowed to make a print. I profiled the printer with i1Photo, like I do for my tiny ones. When printing, the printer then printed blank paper. A phone call to Caldera support elicited the information that the RIP could only be profiled in CMYK mode and not RGB *because mumble mumble it is meaningless...* Rather fortunately, Caldera happens to offer a profiling module called EasyMedia. With the help of nice Mr. Zimmerman of Caldera on the phone, I got talked through the interesting procedure of ink limitation and linearisation, printed and measured a profile testchart, and Caldera generated a profile for me. A marked improvement on the canned profile we had used before. This demo convinced me of the efficiency of EasyMedia which is as you guess an OEM version of GMB PMP5. It also convinced me that Caldera support really supports its users. Still I wonder - is it necessarily meaningless to profile a RIP in RGB mode ? Or might this reflect a commercial choice on the part of Caldera ?What is the point of a CMYK profile for a RIP if one uses it for photo and fine art i.e. with RGB input files ? How does the RIP do the RGB to CMYK separation ? In any case, my ex-friend diagnosed me as a total failure and I never got to make that print :) What should I learn from this story ? Edmund _______________________________________________ Do not post admin requests to the list. They will be ignored. Colorsync-users mailing list (email@hidden) Help/Unsubscribe/Update your Subscription: This email sent to email@hidden
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