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ICC Profiling

Posted on Mon, 4 Dec 2006 at 8:11



Hello, I'm new here so go easy on me please!

I work for a silk-screen printing company and use a Mimaki JV4 for creating positive films. We're struggling with the color matching and often resort to the usual trial-and-error method of obtaining a color match, resulting in a colossal waste of time and money. I've known about ICC profiles for a while and studied up on a bit but have hit a major snag. We don't have an ICC Profile-making software program. I have the input profile needed (somewhat as our customer is resistant to the idea of giving us the exact profile we need...go figure), but need to create an output profile for our JV4 to accurately simulate a color match.

My question is this What's a good ICC Profile-making software program? We'd like something that's user-friendly and won't break the bank, but I'm sure that we may not have a choice in that respect because it's just the nature of color management...it ain't cheap or easy.

Better yet, if there's an ICC profile for JV4 high-density inkjet film already out there, we would be forever grateful for whoever can point us to it.

Thanks!
Gabe

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Gabe says: Me again. After reading up substantially on color management and Photoshop color settings, I've found out that I can manually create an ICC profile. The problem is that I need a reader that can read either ...

Me again.

After reading up substantially on color management and Photoshop color settings, I've found out that I can manually create an ICC profile. The problem is that I need a reader that can read either L*a*b* or Yxy values (probably something like a spectrophotometer, but I'm uncertain).

Also, if anybody can spill any knowledge about GCR, UCR, UCA, Black Generation and ink limits, please...I'm begging you to enlighten me.

Thanks!
Gabe

posted on: Tue, 12/05/2006 - 12:15pm
Louis Dery says: Hello Gabe, Using Photoshop to create ICC profile is a very basic way to do so. You have to enter the Lab value of all the primary (CMYK) and secondary colors (RGB) but what about all the other color ...

Hello Gabe,

Using Photoshop to create ICC profile is a very basic way to do so.
You have to enter the Lab value of all the primary (CMYK) and secondary colors (RGB) but what about all the other color tints?

The best way now to create ICC profile si to use a specialized software!

You can atke a look at our web site (www.tglc.com) and look for PerfX Color management Proâ„¢ product. This is ou professional version. A new version (mid-range) will be available soon!.

If you have other question about color management, lt me know!

regards,

Louis Dery
TGLC inc.

Gabe wrote:
Me again.

After reading up substantially on color management and Photoshop color settings, I've found out that I can manually create an ICC profile. The problem is that I need a reader that can read either L*a*b* or Yxy values (probably something like a spectrophotometer, but I'm uncertain).

Also, if anybody can spill any knowledge about GCR, UCR, UCA, Black Generation and ink limits, please...I'm begging you to enlighten me.

Thanks!
Gabe

posted on: Fri, 01/05/2007 - 7:31pm
coachie07 says: follow this link http://www.xrite.com/top_product.aspx?Industry=1&Segment=10&Type=S posted on: Wed, 03/21/2007 - 6:37pm
Rod Young says: Gabe's post is getting somewhat old, so I will trust that a solution was found there. Just in case, here are a couple training videos that are of use to you and others. They were created to help SignLab ...

Gabe's post is getting somewhat old, so I will trust that a solution was found there. Just in case, here are a couple training videos that are of use to you and others. They were created to help SignLab users, though they have enough general information to be of benefit.

Video on Color Theory
http://www.cadlink.com/infoSource/nfo_sl_colorTheory.php

Video on Color Management
http://www.cadlink.com/infoSource/nfo_sl_colorMgmt_7.1_build8.php

They will help you understand the overall relationship between ICC profiles for scanners, displays and printers. Also discussed are the use of media profiles to obtain consistent color output.

Cheers,

Rod at CADlink

posted on: Thu, 03/22/2007 - 12:49pm

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