[argyllcms] Re: has anyone tried ColorVision PrintFIX ?
From: Stephan Bourgeois <strangelv@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 23:30:15 +0100
Graeme Gill wrote:
Reading between the lines, one gets the impression that
it's just a scanner, nothing more fancy. It is possible
for them to get a better result with this combination though.
I got that impression as well from reading the reviews. IMHO what
Colourvision is attempting to do is to factor out the human error at the
scanner. Also, if they control the scanner, the scanner driver is not
going to interfere with the readings by doing a conversion to sRGB for
instance. (This is what the windows driver of my scanner does by
default). The reader/scanner probably produces a profile with a colour
cast, but that is known by Colourvision, and they can compensate for
that in a database of "supported" printers. This would explain why using
3rd party paper/inks would produce "disappointing" results. At first
sight I thought the reader was a reconditionned Visioneer Paperport. But
at closer inspection this doesn't seem to be the case.
As a pure thought-experiment, it would be interesting to design a
scanner with the same illumination as described in the paper about the
colourmouse. The scanner would either do 8 passes (!) or cycle fast
enough between 8 series of LEDs.