[argyllcms] Re: Fluorescent inks and i1Pro 2
- From: Ben Goren <ben@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: argyllcms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:51:43 -0700
On Feb 21, 2018, at 1:01 AM, Fabrizio Levati <fabrizio.levati@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I’m wondering if it would be possible to build a profile with Argyll using
the UV LED source from the i1Pro2 to take into account the fluorescence of
I imagine Graeme will be happy to elaborate...but the short answer is that
fluorescence is an entirely different ballgame that requires special equipment
and different math. You need to know the UV spectrum of the illuminant. If your
instrument has a different UV spectrum, that's a problem. The equipment
typically used for such purposes might cost more than your house.
...and with fluorescing inks? Argyll really isn't meant today for anything
other than RGB or CMYK printers. There're some stubs in there for more ink
channels, but Graeme keeps grumbling about how he doesn't have time to work on
that sort of stuff. A separate ink (say...CMKY + fluorescent orange +
fluorescent green) that actually fluoresces...would be quite something again.
Sounds like a really fun project...but one that you might have to prepare
yourself for doing some original research and work. The Rochester Institute of
Technology (especially Dr. Roy Berns) might be an especially good fit for you,
if that's the level of commitment you have to the project.
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