[argyllcms] Re: Gutenprint and ink limits.

  • From: "Lars Tore Gustavsen" <lars.tore@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: argyllcms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2007 21:08:10 +0200

On 8/8/07, Milan Knizek <> wrote:

> I am no expert, but did you consider the possible limits of ink and paper
> combination? E.g. matte papers do not produce so rich black like glossy ones.
> My matte papers produce lab value around 15, if I recall correctly. I am not
> sure to which extent the black would become darker if I start playing with
> the ink limits. Searching the web confirmed this value, hence I take it as a
> limit.

Thanks for answering.  I tested the same strip from a windows pc. I
measured the same black patch to 6.83 with the standard windows driver
and 3.42 with the advanced b&w driver. All patches were printed on
Epson Premium Luster paper. That's the reason that I expected a lower
value. The values may be wrong, but if so, I think that the windows
and gutenprint measurements have the same error.


Lars Tore Gustavsen

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