Kai Schaeffer wrote:
I have two CMYK+cmk+g printer and would like to generate a ICC profile for both of them.The cases are very different so let's separate them:
But unfortunately the calibration wizard is not able to print one of these images. It creates just an empty page. When I open the tiff file with Photoshop and save it, then it's working. But somehow I don't trust it anymore. I have the feeling that it's now just an CMYK image for the RIP software and the other colors are not used.
It's kind of tricky creating files with more than CMYK, as you never know what's expected by the RIP.
My questions: I this the right way? How could I check if the printed test chart uses all the colors?
Create a simple chart that has a small number of single channel steps (ie. -f0 -e0 -s2). You do realize though, that Argyll won't currently create a profile with more channels than CMYK ?
* An Epson 4880 printing on aluminum controlled over standard Epson printer driver (Windows): How is a profiling working there at all? How could I print the test chart? I read about generating an RGB profile for these printer. Is this the way I should go there? Actually I would prefer an CMYK profile, that I could control the ink limit.
A metallic surface is very difficult, because a standard 0/45 instrument will tend to register unprinted as black. There may be ways of working around this, but it's not straightforward. Graeme Gill.