I’m wondering what effects built-in printer calibration has on custom profiling.
For instance the inkjet Canon Pro-x000 series has the ability to make what they
call Color Calibration as discussed in the manual here:
It can be a common calibration used across several paper types, or unique
calibrations for specific papers.
The idea, I think, is to get (and keep) the printer into a well known /
controlled condition regarding how ink density ends up on paper, taking into
account ink/paper/environment. I guess the feature is similar to printcal from
ArgyllCMS, where recalibration avoids reprofiling - right?
If using OEM or 3rd party profiles, and those profiles have been made after
such a calibration, that will of course offer good consistency.
But when doing my own profiling and only needing that profile for my own
printer (not needing to reuse my custom profiles across several printers from
the series), do you see any benefit from doing this Canon Color Calibration?
Would it “only” help maintain consistency over time if
ink/paper/printhead/environment changes slightly (recalibrating printer, not
reprofiling), or could it also improve the resulting individual ArgyllCMS
profile even if those factors would keep constant over time?
What’s the recommendation? Use common, unique or neither of the printer’s