While the Printer does have 11 inks, only 10 are used at one time (excepting
the ABW mode where designed for monochrome printing). The PK and MK inks are
paper dependent and set by the Epson driver. Depending on what type of paper
you are printing on (matte or glossy) you need to pick the correct black ink.
If you are using Epson branded papers this is pretty straight forward as
picking the paper in the driver assigns the proper ink. For other papers you
have to select the best choice in the driver (most paper manufacturers will
provide you with the correct setting to use).
As has already been noted, the Epson driver software makes the printer behave
as an RGB device. A number of us who own Epson printers have had great success
in making profiles using ArgyllCMS.
From: argyllcms-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:argyllcms-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Thomas Sprinzing
Sent: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 3:29 AM
Subject: [argyllcms] Epson P7000 Ultrachrome
first a quick intro: Name is Thomas, i work with Stuttgart Media University and
my job there is to wath ink dry. I specialise on gravure printing, amongst
other stuff that includes advanced tinkering with al kinds of electronic
devices to better understand waht happens when ink hits substrate.
Recently, we have acquired some new tools for our labs, namely the P7000 with
ultrachrome inks and a Minolta FD9 scanning spctrometer. While we're at it, i
figured i might try to better understand what's happening within icc color
mgmt, and to better know argyll by trying to profile the P7000.
Has anyone tried to do this before?
I crashed on the first wall generating a target, since argyll seems to have an
eight colour limit, but the P7000 uses 11.
The colour palette we use (and the designations) are:
PK Photo Black
LK Light Black
MK Matte Black
LC Light Cyan
VM Vivid Magenta
VLM Vivid Light Magenta
There's another Palette, where V is replaced by LLK Light Light Black
Is there any chance on getting argyll to work with this?