[argyllcms] Re: Best Practices

  • From: Roger Breton <graxx@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: argyllcms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2014 22:09:28 -0400

Depends what you are managing. Inkjet printers are highly repeatable. So to
average few sheets should not get you higher accuracy.
Calibration in any workflow is completely optional. At any given point,
calibrating followed by profiling should not yield higher accuracy than
straight profiling. Give it a try to convince yourself. Why calibration?
Depends on the situation and the device. For monitors, it is a no brainer.
For printers, depending on the tools at your disposal, like printing through
a proofing RIP like Onyx Postershop or EFI Colorproof or ORIS ColorTuner,
calibration is a mandatory "pre-conditionning" stage.

Best / Roger

-----Original Message-----
From: argyllcms-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:argyllcms-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of Martin Lederhilger
Sent: 2 juillet 2014 17:11
To: argyllcms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [argyllcms] Best Practices


 I have a few questions regarding printer calibration and profiling (I have
read the documentation and typical usage scenarios. Used tools:
CMYK-printer, Eye-One Pro2, Argyll CMS):

Why, or should I do a calibration? Isn't the behaviour already captured in
the profile itself if using a non calibrated workflow? Is calibration done
to reach a nearly linear response, so that afterwards for profiling the
interpolation error in CLUT lookup is reduced?

Another question: When chartread has read all strips successfully, then is
the read information for each patch assumed to be accurate (I mean that no
patch is an outlier)? Should I average multiple reads, or move the device
slower over the strips, or is the increase in accuracy negligible?

Thank you for your answers,


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