[argyllcms] Re: Profiling a Minilab

  • From: Pascal de Bruijn <pmjdebruijn@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: argyllcms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 3 Jul 2010 19:21:07 +0200

On Sat, Jul 3, 2010 at 5:46 PM, Philip Pemberton <philpem@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On 03/07/10 16:08, Pascal de Bruijn wrote:
>> Now, I should have done my homework better before sending these images
>> (I can't cancel them anymore),  but it seems Minilabs are actually
>> real RGB devices? Can anybody confirm this? Should I have used Video
>> RGB?
> Depends on the minilab.
> Dry-labs like the new HP boxen are basically inkjet printers: CMYK devices
> which print onto rolls of photo paper. Dye-sublimation type dry-labs use wax
> instead, but they're still CMYK. The jury's still out as to whether they're
> any good for pro use, but AIUI most pro-photogs won't touch them with a
> bargepole.
> Wet-labs like the Fuji Frontier series are based on an RGB laser assembly
> and print onto normal colour photographic paper. The RGB produces a C/M/Y
> pattern on the paper (it's negative acting)

It's a Frontier as far as I know (FOTO.com).

But if I understand correctly, having CMY steps instead of RGB steps
would be correct, right?

Pascal de Bruijn

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