If the OP had printed the test chart with CM on as suggested by others,
there would be a difference between the prints with measured and
manufacturers profiles. My money would be on the profiles not being applied
correctly or at all. The last suggestion of converting to profile and then
printing is a good one.
On Mon, 30 Jul 2018 at 1:43 PM, edmund ronald <edmundronald@xxxxxxxxx>
Before looking for hardware issues, one should first check whether one isPaul Langmead
applying the profile correctly, and then whether the profiling target was
A way to check whether the profile is being applied correctly is to take
an image file "convert to profile" in Photoshop, save the new file, and
print it using ACPU.
On Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 1:20 PM, Alan Goldhammer <
The error values that you posted are good and generally what I observe
when profiling my Epson 3880 printer. You say there is “little variation
among the profiles” but don’t define what that means.
Two quick things occur to me. Perhaps the i1 is out of specification.
You can download the i1 Diagnostics software from X-Rite and do a quick
check to address that. The second is whether you printed out the patch set
WITHOUT color management. I always use the Adobe Color Print Utility to do
this since Photoshop generally does not allow one to print without color
management (there is a null transform way of doing this but the ACPU is
easier to use). Do let us know how you printed out the patch set. As
Graeme noted in his response, it’s more likely a workflow issue.
One other observation, using –g128 is overkill IMO. I routinely use –g51
in the final patch set (I do a precondition profile first to establish a
*From:* argyllcms-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:
argyllcms-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On Behalf Of *mattia tiberi
*Sent:* Sunday, July 29, 2018 5:24 PM
*Subject:* [argyllcms] Dark colors and very poor gray scale after
I've recently bought a used eye one pro, I' ve used it to calibrate my pc
monitor and to read 1764 patches.
I've printed with my own created icc profile, with the icc of the paper
manufacter, as well with the standard icc profiles of my epson printer but
none of them seem to work.
Except from little variations among the profiles, the printed colors are
much more darker and the gray scale is very poor from the soft proofing on
Photoshop. Some image parts with gray shades are printed black!!
The Argyllcms commands that I used to generate the profile are:
1) targen -v -d2 -G -g128 -f1764 eye_one_result
2) printtarg -v -ii1 -R1 -T300 -p A4 eye_one_result
3) chartread -v -H -T0.4 eye_one_target_result
4) colprof -v -qH -r1.0 -D"Polyester MatteBlack FineArtMattePaper"
5) profcheck -k eye_one_result.ti3 eye_one_result.icm
Profile check complete, errors(CIEDE2000): max. = 1.617668, avg. =
0.349918, RMS = 0.398709
Do you have any ideas why is this happening?
Thanks in advance.
Greetings from Munich,