[argyllcms] Re: guideline for targen + printarg

  • From: Michael Schulz <ms.typografik@xxxxxx>
  • To: <argyllcms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 04 Oct 2009 12:35:39 +0200

I should say that the printer is used mainly for proofing. Meanwhile I have
additional questions: what about using the -t, -r, -R, -q, -i, -I flags.
Without using one of them I get an extreme amount of very dark patches. I
tried -R and the distribution of colors are more similar with the ECI2002r

Am 03.10.2009 16:33 Uhr schrieb "Michael Schulz" unter

> Hello list,
> would be a great help to get some advice using targen/printarg. I want to
> make a target for an inkjet printer (CMYK + CM light) with a larger number
> of test patches.
> I thought that -d5 must be the right option in targen. But the printer RIP
> obviously can not work with more than 4 channels. The most of the patches in
> the .ps file are almost black and the .tif files are not accepted because of
> their alpha channels. Using the -f or -N option doesn't change anything.
> Other questions are: should one include a preliminary profile either an
> older printer profile or a profile created with a smaller number of test
> patches, does it make sense to use more than the default white color test
> patches and should one use single channels and Gray axes steps?
> I would be pleased to get examples of reasonable command lines for targen
> and printarg to save me from my confusion
> Regards
> Michael

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