[argyllcms] Re: Device links for ProofMaster v4

  • From: Andrzej Andrez <an2rez@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: argyllcms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2012 14:46:11 +0200

I have proofmaster v4 soft with advanced color licence. My typical usage is
proofing for offset printing. With advanced color enabled there is a wizard
to make profile tunning. I am not happy with results so I wanted to try do
it externally with argyll. If I understand I need to use only refine tool
to make abstract profile and try to use it in proofmaster. I can not see
possibility to install device link. I think that device links are
calculated on the fly.
I also restored proofmaster v3 instalation and everything looks the same in
this area. There is no place to insert device links.
I can not check how software works witout advanced color because options
ale enabled via hardware dongle (v3) or licence server (v4).

Proofmaster printer profiles seems to be ICC file with some private data.
Only file extension is changed to dfp. Maybe it is possible to apply
abstract profile with revfix. Iccdump.exe parse it but returns some error
with some non standard tags.

If I find some time then I try to play with proofmaster profiles. For now I
asked question to support how to use externally generated device links but
I do not expect reply soon. Last time I waited for answer few weeks.


2012/8/28 Michael Davis <midavis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

> Thanks, Nikolay. ProofMaster support did tell me some time ago that the
> old device links from v3 would not work under v4, but I didn't specifically
> ask them about use of standard ICC Device Links. I will verify, but it
> doesn't look good.
> The best outcome for me would probably be if it were possible to just use
> Argyll device links to somehow update the original printer profile, if that
> is possible.
> Mike
> On Mon, 27 Aug 2012 17:56:23 +0400, Nikolay Pokhilchenko wrote:
> > Hi Michael!
> > What if ask the ProofMaster should the RIP support standard ICC Device
> Links?
> > If it should, just ask them to resolve the problem. I hope that ArgyllCMS
> > profiles are standard, so they should be supported by RIP.
> > If the answer of ProofMaster will be: "No, It shouldn't. It supports
> only our
> > proprietary device-links" You had to by the option or reverse
> engineering and
> > fake RIP's proprietary device links (it may be illegal in the terms of
> > license).

Other related posts: