Many years ago I used Monaco Profiler Platinum, but since they decided to
stop work on this I can no longer get it to run on Windows 10. I've also
been out of printing for 10+ years and haven't really cared. Now I have a
new printer and want to get going again, the profiles that came with the
printer are confusing and the manufacturer never specified which profile I
should be using with their glossy paper. So I've pulled all my old tools
out of storage, and want to get going making my own profiles again so I
know that they are correct for each paper I'm going to use.
Back in those days, I was using Xrite's Colorport to generate targets for
SpectroScan, Pulse, and i1pro, and using the same to read the targets.
Export to CGATS and import into Profiler to create the profile. I used the
Spectroscan a lot for testing because I could get a decent perceptual
intent rendering with their 343 patch target. By changing the size of the
patches I was able to fit this onto a single 4x6 inch sheet which made it
cheap to test papers. I'd like to do this again, and then use this small
target profile as a pre-processor for a big target profile in ArgyllCMS if
the paper looks like something I would want to keep using.
The most dense I can get is Spectroscan hex shapes and only 210 patches per
sheet. Is there a way that I can reduce the size of the patches to fit more
I seem to recall that Colorport would let me set the patches down to 5.5mm
square and .25mm spacing between patches which allowed a little over 343 to
fit, and I never had any issues measuring that small.
Thanks for any help you can provide, Greg.