On 22 Feb 2011, at 23:57, edmund ronald wrote:
I wasn't asking you, who are a specialist doing proofing; I was asking the OP who appears to be a photographer doing fine art work. I'm not trawling: I believe fine art guys don't exactly need 1 dE matches and a drydown time of an hour or so will do them ok. The same remark obtains regarding the CM software - I have no particular love for it, but from all I've heard it's perfectly ok for fine art inkjet work.
Long dry down times and huge numbers of patches are *only* for fine art printing!
I doubt that anybody running a commercial proofing service is doing anything more than running a single 550 patch TC3 once a week and measuring it after 10 minutes and 1 second.
The differences between FOGRA MediaWedgeV3 readings made after ten minutes or left overnight are negligible (especially so when we consider where the jobs are destined).
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