a big advantage of having a calibrated printer is that you can use a paper
profile made by anyone else with a calibrated printer of the same model
On Thu, Aug 31, 2017 at 4:50 PM, Ben Goren <ben@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Aug 31, 2017, at 2:24 AM, Henrik Olsen <henrikolsen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I’m wondering what effects built-in printer calibration has on customprofiling.
It's a very good thing.
Basically, it ensures consistency of ink density and, as a side-effect, it
linearizes output. So, as "stuff" changes with entropy, the calibration
ensures that the printer is still laying down the same volume of ink for
the same request.
Obviously, you'd have to build different profiles for different papers,
different ink formulations, different viewing conditions, and the like. But
it _does_ ensure that a print made one day from a particular file on a
particular stock will match another print made years later on the same
printer with the same file and stock. Which means your profiles remain
consistent over the printer's lifetime, too.
...of course, you may well improve your own workflow and profiles and not
be interested in re-doing years-old prints, but the day-to-day consistency
is just as important.