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					                                    Table of Contents                                                  X-Rite DTP32............................................................................... 21
                                                                                                       X-Rite DTP41............................................................................... 22
1. Using the Color Profiler..................................................... 1                     X-Rite DTP51............................................................................... 23
     How Many Profiles to Create? ........................................................1
     Color Profiler Operation ..................................................................1
     Density and ICC Profile File Locations ...........................................1
     Preparing to Use Color Profiler .......................................................1
          Setting XML Data File Settings................................................1
          Creating Setups.......................................................................1
          Adding New Media Types........................................................1
          External Factors Influencing Print Quality................................2
     Accessing Color Profiler .................................................................2
     Configuring Color Profiler ...............................................................3
          Configuring Measurement Devices..........................................3
          Configuring Your Monitor.........................................................3
          Entering Advanced Information ...............................................4
     Creating ICC Profiles ......................................................................5
          1. Determining the Ink Limit .....................................................5
          2. Linearizing the Color Channels............................................5
               Exporting Linearization Measurements ............................6
               Importing Linearization Measurements.............................6
               Editing Linearization Curve Files ......................................7
               Manually Creating a Linearization Curve..........................7
          3. Finding the Multi-Ink Bleed Limit..........................................8
          4. Creating an ICC Profile........................................................8
               Exporting ICC Measurements ........................................10
               Importing ICC Measurements.........................................10
     Editing ICC Profiles.......................................................................11
          General Tab...........................................................................11
          Ink Limit Tab ..........................................................................11
          GCR Tab ...............................................................................11
          Data Tab................................................................................11
          Advanced Tab .......................................................................12
          Editing Advanced Settings.....................................................13
Appendix A – ICC & Linearization Import/Export File
Formats.................................................................................... 15
     Linearization File Format ..............................................................15
     ICC File Format ............................................................................15
Appendix B – Notes on Measurement Devices and Targets16
     Ink Limit Targets ...........................................................................16
     Color Savvy CM2D .......................................................................16
     Color Savvy CM2C & CM2S.........................................................17
     GRETAG SpectroScan .................................................................17
     GRETAG Spectrolino....................................................................18
     GRETAG Eye-One .......................................................................18
     Mutoh Focus 24 ............................................................................19
     Spectrocam ..................................................................................20
     X-Rite 938, Colortron II & Digital Swatchbook ..............................21

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                                                                                      Color Profiler Operation
1. Using the Color Profiler                                                           There are 5 main steps to using the Color Profiler:
                                                                                      1.   Find Ink Limit - Determine the ink limit for each color of ink (the
                                                                                           amount of ink that can be absorbed by the print medium without
                                                                                           bleeding).
                                                                                      2.   Linearization - Determine what the output levels of each color
                                                                                           need to be in order to produce a linear density curve of ink
                                                                                           coverage at levels ranging from 0 to 100% coverage.
                                                                                      3.   Find Multi-Ink Limit - Determine the ink limit for combinations of
                                                                                           multiple inks.
                                                                                      4.   Create ICC Profile - Measure the color gamut of the output device
                                                                                           and generate an ICC profile.

                                                                                      Density and ICC Profile File Locations
                                                                                      Density profiles and ICC profiles are stored in the Density and
                                                                                      ICCProfile folders in the program folder. Inside each folder are sub-
                                                                                      folders for each output device that contain the profiles for that device.
                                                                                      Density profiles have a file extension of .trc.
                                                                                      ICC profiles have a file extension of .icm or .icc.
The Color Profiler allows you to generate density profiles and ICC color
profiles for the output devices you use. These files can then be used to              Preparing to Use Color Profiler
adjust the output to produce more accurate and attractive print jobs.
                                                                                      Setting XML Data File Settings
Density profiles are used to measure the density of the ink coverage as
it ranges from 0 to 100% coverage. The output levels of the various                   For each printer, the names of the relevant ICC profiles and density
colors of ink can then be modulated to provide a smooth and linear                    profiles for each color mode and media type are stored in XML files in
                                                                                      the XML Descriptions folder in the program folder. For each printer,
range of ink densities across the range of coverage. This process is
called linearization.                                                                 there are two different XML files the data can be stored in:

ICC profiles provide a cross-platform standard for measuring the color                •    The Master XML file is intended to contain the default information
output of printers. Within each ICC Profile, the color output capabilities                 from the software provider. It will be overwritten if the software is
of a specific printer on a specific medium using a specific color mode                     reinstalled.
are measured using a device-independent color space. Once an ICC                      •    The User XML file is intended to store data you create. It is not
profile has been generated, you can adjust the output of an image within                   overwritten when the software is reinstalled.
the color space mapped out in the ICC profile. This allows the output
device to produce a more accurate representation of the image.                        The Save Master XML Descriptions option in the software’s
                                                                                      Preferences dialog determines which file the data generated by the
How Many Profiles to Create?                                                          Color Profiler is written to. If Save Master XML Descriptions is
                                                                                      checked, data is written to the Master XML file.
At minimum, you should create density and ICC profiles for each
combination of ink type and output medium that an output device                       Creating Setups
supports.
                                                                                      Setups must be created before using Color Profiler.
!   You do not need to create a separate grayscale ICC profile. The grayscale
                                                                                      Adding New Media Types
    ICC profile is automatically created as part of any ICC profile that contains a
    black ink channel.                                                                Any new media types for a given printer must be added in the software
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before using Color Profiler.
                                                                             Accessing Color Profiler
External Factors Influencing Print Quality
                                                                             To access Color Profiler:
Before you print test swatches, consider the following factors to
maximize the quality of your color calibration:                              1.   Select the setup you want to create an ICC profile for.
                                                                             2.   From the Setup menu select Color Profiler.
Ink               Each printer is designed with specific kinds of ink;
                  therefore you should use the manufacturer-
                  recommended inks. Also, make sure the inks are filled
                  and properly primed as instructed by the manufacturer.
Media             Media is the most important part of the ink and media
                  interaction. This interaction between the ink and media
                  coating affects every aspect of print quality, including
                  color accuracy, vividness and durability, as well as the
                  sharpness of your print. If the ink and media are not
                  properly matched, potential problems include bleeding
                  and smearing.                                              3.   Select the settings you want to generate an ICC profile for:
Resolution        Resolution measures the number of dots per inch
                  printed by the printer. Changing the resolution affects         Printer Setup The printer or hybrid device.
                  the dot placement and the amount of ink laid down on            Media Type      The type of media in the output device.
                  the media by the printer.
                                                                                  Print Mode      The print mode.
Environment       Humidity and temperature affect the drying time for a
                  print, which affects the ink and media interaction. A           Color Mode      The color mode.
                  longer drying time can cause ink bleeding or                    Resolution      The output resolution.
                  intentional ink mixing.
                                                                                  Dither type     The dither type.
Print mode        For the best results, calibrate using the printer's
                  highest quality print mode. Using the quality mode will                         ! You cannot select Angled Screen as a dither type
                                                                                                      when creating ICC profiles. To make an ICC profile
                  reduce banding.                                                                     to use with an angled screen job, select FMXPress.
Print heads       Print heads should be properly primed and all nozzles      4.   Click OK.
                  should be firing. The heads also need to be in
                  alignment. Consult the printer manufacturer's
                  documentation for instructions.
Measuring         The spectrophotometer, colorimeter or densitometer
Device            needs to be calibrated properly for white points and
                  black points. See your device's documentation for
                  calibration instructions.




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Configuring Color Profiler                                                                i.   Adjust the following settings:

Before using the color profiler, you must configure your measurement                           Illuminant    The light source currently used by the
devices.                                                                                                     device.
Configuring Measurement Devices                                                                Observer      The observer angle.
To configure your measurement devices:                                                         Status        The status currently used by your
                                                                                                             densitometer.
1.   Click the Configure Measurement Devices button in the main
                                                                                                             ! If you are unsure which status to use, we
     color profiler window.                                                                                       recommend using Status A (Automatic). This
                                                                                                                  status will be uniform across all densitometers.

                                                                                               Samples       The number of samples that will be taken of
                                                                                                             each swatch in a test pattern for automated
                                                                                                             measuring devices.
                                                                                               Spacing       The amount of spacing between the
                                                                                                             samples, expressed as a percentage of the
                                                                                                             width of the swatch. This field is disabled
                                                                                                             when only 1 sample is specified.
                                                                                                             ! The approximate position of the specified
                                                                                                                  samples is displayed in the square below.
                                                                                               !   Not all settings are available for all devices.

2.   For each type of device:                                                        e.   Click OK.

     a.   Select the make and model from the Device list.                       Configuring Your Monitor
          !   If your measurement device functions as both a densitometer and   Configuring your monitor provides greater accuracy when previewing
              a colorimeter, select the same device in both fields.             print jobs.
     b.   Select the communications port used from the Port list.               To configure your monitor:
     c.   Click Calibrate to calibrate the device.                              1.   Click the Configure Monitor button in the main color profiler
                                                                                     window.
          !   Not all devices support calibration from Color Profiler. If the
              Calibrate button is disabled, you should calibrate your device
              using the software provided with it before using it with Color
              Profiler.

     d.   If desired, click Settings to set advanced settings for either
          type of device:


                                                                                2.   Click the Load ICC button to select an RGB ICC profile that
                                                                                     matches your monitor.




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3.   If desired, click Advanced to adjust your ICC profile settings           Entering Advanced Information
     manually:
                                                                              To enter information about the conditions under which the ICC profile
                                                                              was created:
                                                                              1.   Click the Advanced button in the main color profiler window.




     a.   Edit the following settings:

          Description     A brief description of the monitor’s ICC profile.
                                                                              2.   Enter the following information:
          Red             The X and Y values for your red phosphors.
                                                                                   Author              The author of the ICC profile.
          Green           The X and Y values for your green phosphors.
                                                                                   Comments            Any additional comments.
          Blue            The X and Y values for your blue phosphors.
                                                                                   Device              The device identification number of the printer
          White Point     The description of your monitor’s white point.           Identification      or hybrid device. This data is stored in the ICC
          Description                                                              Number              file using standard ICC tags.
          White           The X and Y values for your white point.                                     Manufacturer       The manufacturer.
4.   Click OK.
                                                                                                       Model number       The model number.
                                                                                                       ASCII/Hex/         Select the format of the
                                                                                                       Decimal            Manufacturer and Model
                                                                                                                          Number. The information
                                                                                                                          already in those fields will
                                                                                                                          automatically be converted.
                                                                              3.   Click OK.




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Creating ICC Profiles                                                             2. Linearizing the Color Channels
1. Determining the Ink Limit                                                      To linearize the density levels of the color channels:

The ink limit is the amount of ink a particular type of media is capable of       1.   Click the Linearization button in the main color profiler window.
absorbing. Ink limits will vary depending on the selected printer
resolution. Higher resolutions have more trouble with ink absorption.
To determine the ink limit of your printer using the current setup:
1.   Click the Find Ink Limit button in the main color profiler window.




                                                                                  2.   Select the correct Linearization curve file for the printer, media,
                                                                                       color mode, etc.
                                                                                  3.   Select the size of the steps in the calibration target from the Steps
                                                                                       list. The smaller the % increment, the larger the number of
                                                                                       swatches that will be required in the target.

2.   Click Test Print to output a test print.                                     4.   If the material will be backlit when scanned, check Mirror job for
                                                                                       backlit material.
3.   Examine the test print for oversaturation (see below).
                                                                                  5.   Check Use Densitometer to measure the linearization data with a
4.   If the test print is not satisfactory, adjust the Ink Limits for the color        densitometer.
     channels in use by editing the Ink Limit values.
                                                                                  6.   Click Print Target to output a target pattern.
5.   Check Apply the ink limit to the test print swatches and click
     Test Print to output a new test print.                                       7.   Position the target on your measuring device.

6.   Repeat steps 3 through 5 until a satisfactory set of ink limits has          !    For best results, place the target on top of a blank sheet of white paper to
     been determined for the current setup.                                            prevent the color of the surface underneath the target from showing through
                                                                                       and influencing the measurements.
7.   Click OK.
                                                                                  8.   Click Measure.
When looking at the test print, you should check the print to see if the
swatches are over-saturated. Symptoms include: ink bleeding, color
mixing, and ink that takes an excessive amount of time to dry. If the
swatches at the upper end of the coverage scale are all identically
saturated, set the ink limit to the value of the lowest identical swatch.
If your test print looks fine, and the colors do not appear to be over
saturated, you can continue creating a profile.
If you see over saturation in your test print, then you will need to
determine which colors are over saturated, and the level where the
saturation or bleeding occurs. You may need to do one or more Ink
Limit test prints to determine the appropriate percentages. Be careful
not to over-limit the swatches. Over limiting will reduce the number of
viable points with which to produce a profile.
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9.   Click Start.                                                                 !    The curve should not contain any points that fall below a previous
                                                                                       value. If such a point is measured, edit the curve so that the point is
                                                                                       above the previous point on the curve.




                                                                                                   Good               Acceptable                 Bad
                                                                                  d.   Click Reset to return the curve to the measured values.
10. Once the measurement process is completed, click Next.                        e.   When finished, click OK.
                                                                             12. Click Finish.
                                                                             Exporting Linearization Measurements
                                                                             When the measurement process is completed, you have the option to
                                                                             export the linearization measurements to a text file. The values can then
                                                                             be imported back into the software instead of having to measure the
                                                                             values over again. This also allows you to interrupt the process and
                                                                             continue later on without having to start over from the beginning.
                                                                             To export linearization measurements:
                                                                             1.   After measuring the linearization values, but before clicking Next in
                                                                                  step 10, click Export.
11. If desired, edit the curves for each color channel:                      2.   Select a directory and enter a filename for the file you want to
                                                                                  export the data to.
     a.   Select the color channel from the Channel list.
                                                                             3.   Click Save.
     b.   Click Edit.
                                                                             Importing Linearization Measurements
                                                                             Color Profiler has the ability to import linearization measurements from
                                                                             an external file. This allows you to reuse previously measured data, or
                                                                             to use data from an unsupported measurement device.
                                                                             The external file can be either an exported text file (see Appendix A for
                                                                             file format), a .trc linearization file, or an ICC profile previously created
                                                                             with Color Profiler. Linearization measurements cannot be imported
                                                                             from ICC profiles created with other software.
                                                                             To import linearization measurements:
                                                                             1.   From the linearization dialog, click Measure.
                                                                             2.   If you are prompted to overwrite the old density curve, click OK.
     c.   Adjust the points on the curve by either dragging them up and      3.   If you are prompted to load the old measurements, click No.
          down, or by selecting the labels on the X-axis and editing their
          values in the Output field.
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                                                                           Comments Any additional comments.
                                                                      4.   If desired, edit the curves for each color channel:
                                                                           a.   Select the color channel from the Channel list.
                                                                           b.   Adjust the points on the curve by either dragging them up and
                                                                                down, or by selecting the labels on the X-axis and editing their
                                                                                values in the Output field.
                                                                           !    The curve should not contain any points that fall below a previous
                                                                                value. If such a point is measured, edit the curve so that the point is
                                                                                above the previous point on the curve.


4.   Instead of clicking Start to measure the values, click Import.
5.   Select the file you exported the data to and click Open.
Editing Linearization Curve Files
To edit the linearization values for the color channels:
1.   Select the Linearization curve file you want to edit.
                                                                                            Good               Acceptable                 Bad
2.   Click Edit.
                                                                           c.   Click Reset to return the curve to the measured values.
                                                                      5.   Click OK.
                                                                      Manually Creating a Linearization Curve
                                                                      If you don’t have a densitometer, or you want to create the linearization
                                                                      curve by hand, you can create a new blank linearization file then edit it
                                                                      to create the linearization curves.
                                                                      To create a blank linearization curve:
                                                                      1.   Clear the Use Densitometer check box.
                                                                      2.   Click New.
                                                                      One the new file has been created, you can edit it like any other
                                                                      linearization curve file.




3.   Edit the entries in the data fields:

     Filename       The filename for the linearization curve file.
     Ink            The type of inks used.
     Media          The media used.


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3. Finding the Multi-Ink Bleed Limit                                              4. Creating an ICC Profile
To determine the bleed limit of your printer using the current setup:             To create an ICC profile:
1.   Click the Find Multi Ink Bleed Limit button in the main color                1.   Click Create ICC Profile in the main color profiler window.
     profiler window.




                                                                                  2.   Select the correct ICC Profile Name.
2.   Click Test Print to output a test print.
                                                                                  3.   Select the number of swatches in the calibration target from the
3.   Examine the test print for oversaturation. See “Determining the Ink               Number of Swatches list.
     Limit” on page 5 for details on signs of oversaturation.
4.   If the test print is not satisfactory, adjust the Ink Limits for the color   !    Selecting a large number of swatches will yield better data, but will increase
                                                                                       the amount of time required to take the measurements. It is recommended
     channels in use.                                                                  to use the default number of swatches.
5.   Check Apply the ink limit to the test print swatches and click               4.   If the material will be backlit when scanned, check Mirror job for
     Test Print to output a new test print.                                            backlit material.
6.   Repeat steps 3 through 5 until a satisfactory set of ink limits has          5.   Click Print Target to output a target pattern.
     been determined for the current setup.
                                                                                  6.   Position the target on your measuring device.
7.   Click OK.
                                                                                  !    For best results, place the target on top of a blank sheet of white paper to
                                                                                       prevent the color of the surface underneath the target from showing through
                                                                                       and influencing the measurements.




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7.   Click Measure.                                                  Option           In theory, cyan, magenta and yellow mixed together
                                                                                      should produce black. In practice, mixing CMY
                                                                                      together produces a muddy dark gray. In addition,
                                                                                      CMY black tends to oversaturate the print medium,
                                                                                      because it requires coverage from all three inks.
                                                                                      The solution is use the CMYK color model, which
                                                                                      adds a true black that replaces CMY. The CMYK
                                                                                      model reduces oversaturation, produces better
                                                                                      blacks, and requires less ink.
                                                                                      The GCR settings determine when and to what
                                                                                      extent CMY will be replaced by black (K). The higher
                                                                                      the GCR is set, the more CMY black is replaced with
                                                                                      K black.
                                                                                      The available settings are:

8.   Click Start.                                                                     No black       All blacks will be CMY black.
                                                                                      Minimum        CMY black will be replaced with true
                                                                                      Light          black according to the curve shown on
                                                                                                     the right. Most settings do 100%
                                                                                      Medium         replacement of CMY with black at high
                                                                                      Heavy          coverage levels, but progressively less
                                                                                      Maximum        at lower levels of coverage. The
                                                                                                     Maximum setting replaces CMY with
                                                                                                     black whenever possible.
                                                                                                     Pictures generated with higher GCR
                                                                                                     will tend to show more contrast and
                                                                                                     detail, but slightly less color.
                                                                     Total Ink        This is a sum of the ink limit values for C, M, Y and
                                                                     Limit            K. Each color can have an ink limit of up to 100%;
9.   Once the measurement process is completed, click Next.                           the total ink limit is a maximum of 300%. Increasing
                                                                                      total ink limit may improve contrast of the print.
                                                                     Black Ink        This determines at which percentage of gray the
                                                                     Start            black (K) channel begins to replace CMY.
                                                                                      ! Set Black Ink Start to a minimum of 20% to avoid
                                                                                          black dots in skin tones.

                                                                     Black Ink        This determines the maximum percentage of gray
                                                                     Limit            that the black (K) channel will replace CMY
                                                                 !   In most cases the default options will produce excellent results.

                                                                 11. Click Next.




10. Set the GCR options:

     GCR            GCR stands for Gray Component Replacement.
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12. If desired, click Advanced to edit advanced settings. For details         4.   Instead of clicking Start to measure the values, click Import.
    see “Editing Advanced Settings” page 13.
                                                                              5.   Select the file you exported the data to and click Open.
13. Click Generate.
14. Click Finish.
Exporting ICC Measurements
When the ICC measurement process is completed, you have the option
to export the measurements to a text file. The values can then be
imported back into the software instead of having to measure the values
over again. This also allows you to interrupt the process and continue
later on without having to start over from the beginning.
To export ICC measurements:
1.   After measuring the ICC values, but before clicking Next in step 9,
     click Export.
2.   Select a directory and enter a filename for the file you want to
     export the data to.
3.   Click Save.
Importing ICC Measurements
Color Profiler has the ability to import ICC measurements from an
external file. This allows you to reuse previously measured data, or to
use data from an unsupported measurement device.
The external file can be either an exported text file (see Appendix A for
file format), or an ICC profile previously created with Color Profiler. ICC
measurements cannot be imported from ICC profiles created with other
software.
To import ICC measurements:
1.   From the ICC dialog, click Measure.
2.   If you are prompted to overwrite the old density curve, click OK.
3.   If you are prompted to load the old measurements, click No.
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Editing ICC Profiles                                                   Ink Limit Tab
To edit an ICC profile:                                                The Ink Limit tab
                                                                       displays the multi-ink
1.    Click the Create ICC Profile button in the main color profiler
                                                                       limits that have been set
      window.
                                                                       for the ICC profile.
2.    Select the correct ICC Profile Name.                             If desired, edit the
3.    Click Edit.                                                      values in the fields.
                                                                       Click Restore Defaults
4.    Edit the settings on the various tabs.                           to return the settings to
5.    Click OK.                                                        their default values.

The settings on the tabs are as follows:

General Tab
The General tab                                                        GCR Tab
contains general
information about the                                                  The GCR tab displays
ICC profile and its                                                    the Gray Component
creation.                                                              Replacement options.
                                                                       See page 9 for details.




Filename            The filename for the linearization curve file.
Ink                 The type of inks used.
                                                                       Data Tab
Media               The media used.
                                                                       The Data tab displays
Author              The author of the ICC Profile.                     the data measured for
                                                                       the ICC Profile.
Comments            Any additional comments.
                                                                       ! You can only change
                                                                          the data by taking a
                                                                          new set of
                                                                          measurements.




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Advanced Tab




Device             The device identification number of the printer or
Identification     hybrid device. This data is stored in the ICC file
Number             using standard ICC tags.
                   Manufacturer            The manufacturer.
                   Model number            The model number.
                   ASCII/Hex/Decimal       Select the format of the
                                           Manufacturer and Model
                                           Number. The information
                                           already in those fields will
                                           automatically be converted.
Profile Version    The ICC profile version.
Advanced           If desired, click Edit to edit the advanced settings
Profile Settings   for the ICC profile. See “Editing Advanced
                   Settings” page 13 for details.




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Editing Advanced Settings                                                       Create         This creates a different LUT specifically for the
                                                                                Saturation     saturation rendering intent (used for business
To edit the advanced settings for an ICC profile:                               LUT            graphics). If ‘create saturation LUT’ is not checked,
1.   Open the Advanced Settings dialog in one of the following ways:                           then relative colorimetric rendering intent will be
                                                                                               used to create the LUT, and the profile will be
     •   Click on the Advanced button during ICC profile creation.                             smaller in size.
     •   Edit the ICC profile and click on the Edit button on the               Create         This creates ICC preview tags ('pre0', 'pre1', 'pre2')
         Advanced tab.                                                          preview        that contain preview LUTs. An ICC-compliant
                                                                                tags           application may use these LUTs to perform printer
                                                                                               output simulation (soft proofing).
                                                                                Save raw       This option will save density and colorimetric data
                                                                                data           in the ICC profile. The data will identify the profile
                                                                                               as a profile created by Color Profiler. Raw data
                                                                                               provides support of the spot color rendering intent.
                                                                                               If you wish to edit this profile in the future (change
                                                                                               GCR or ink limits), then the raw data must be
                                                                                               saved in the profile.




2.   Edit the settings on the Profile Settings tab:

     Quality         Specify whether you want a Small, Medium or
                     Large LUT (Look Up Table). Small LUT Profiles
                     have a small file size, but are coarsely sampled.
                     Large LUT Profiles have larger file sizes, but have
                     fine sampling.
     LUT             Choose whether you want no smoothing, mild,
     Smoothing       moderate, heavy or maximum smoothing. This
                     option will remove noise from the LUT. Use            3.   Edit the settings on the Color Mapping tab:
                     smoothing if the print shows sudden transitions, or
                     banding.                                                   Source         Contain the 6 primary colors which you can specify
                                                                                Colors         in the device-independent L*a*b* space color
     Optimize        Check to use CIE76 instead of CIE94 when                                  space.
     for CMYK        calculating color differences. This will produce
     Images          better colors when printing to a CMYK-only device.         Destination    Contain the corresponding colors to which you want
                                                                                colors         the source colors to be mapped. You can specify
     Create          This creates a different LUT specifically for the                         these colors either in device-independent L*a*b*
     Perceptual      perceptual rendering intent (used for photographic                        space, or in the printer’s native color space.
     LUT             images). If ‘create perceptual LUT’ is not checked,                       However, the actual color used in gamut mapping is
                     then relative colorimetric rendering intent will be                       always the L*a*b* color. Colors specified in the
                     used to create the LUT, and the profile will be                           printer space will be converted to L*a*b* color first.
                     smaller in size.                                                          For example, if you specify C 0% M 100% Y 100%
                                                                                               K 0% for red, expect red to be printed with a similar
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                 color of red; however, do not expect the red to have
                 the same exact values C 0% M 100% Y 100% K
                 0%.
     RGB Setup   This allows you to set up the display so that it
                 shows an accurate simulation of what the colors
                 would look like if they were printed. See
                 “Configuring Your Monitor” page 3.
4.   Click OK.




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Appendix A – ICC & Linearization
Import/Export File Formats
The import and export functions in the Linearization and ICC
measurement dialogs read and write data from simple space-delimited
text files.
The simplicity of the file formats makes it possible for you to use Color
Profiler with an unsupported measurement device.
To use Color Profiler with an unsupported device:
1.   Output a compatible target.
2.   Measure the swatches in the native application for your
     measurement device.
     !   Make sure you measure the swatches in the same order as Color
         Profiler does.

3.   Write the data to a properly formatted text file.
4.   Import the data into Color Profiler using the Import button in the
     measurement dialog.

Linearization File Format
The Linearization file contains a line for each swatch. Each line contains
4 values separated by spaces. The values are, in order, V, C, M and Y,
where V is black and C, M and Y are cyan, magenta and yellow.
There is no header of any kind contained in the file.
If there are more than four inks in the color mode (CMYKLcLm, for
example), both cyan and light cyan are printed on the same set of
swatches. The same is true of light magenta, light yellow or gray.
The number of lines in the file must match the expected number of
swatches.

ICC File Format
The ICC file contains a line for each swatch. Each line contains 3 values
separated by spaces. The values are the measured CIEXYZ color
values in the order X Y Z.
There is no header of any kind contained in the file.
The number of lines in the file must match the expected number of
swatches.



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                                                                                                                                                                                          Color Savvy CM2D
Appendix B – Notes on                                                                                                                                                                     Cut out the target and place it on a flat surface. For best results, place
                                                                                                                                                                                          the target on top of a blank sheet of white paper to prevent the color of
Measurement Devices and Targets                                                                                                                                                           the surface underneath the target from showing through and influencing
                                                                                                                                                                                          the measurements.
Ink Limit Targets                                                                                                                                                                         After clicking Start in Color Profiler, you will be prompted to measure
                                                                                                                                                                                          the first swatch. Center the cursor on the swatch, then lower the
The Ink Limit and Multi-Ink Limit targets are not affected by the selected                                                                                                                measurement device onto the target and trigger the measurement.
measurement device.
Ink Limit Target
                                                                                                                                                                                          !                 Be sure the device is fully lowered before triggering the measurement.

The ink limit target consists of a row of swatches for each ink color,                                                                                                                    Repeat for all swatches, in the order requested by the software.
ranging from light to maximum ink coverage. Printers with orange and                                                                                                                      Linearization Target
green inks will have additional rows for those inks.
                                                                                                                                                                                          The linearization target consists of a row of swatches for each ink color,
CMYK, CMYKLcLm & Variants                                                                                                                                                                 ranging from light to maximum ink coverage. Printers with orange and
    Test Print:Roland SOLJET PRO II SC-540: (360x720dpi)7/28/2003 7:13 PM
                                                                                                                                                                                          green inks will have additional rows for those inks.
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Multi-Ink Limit Target
The multi-ink target contains four rows of swatches, ranging from light to
                                                                    st
maximum coverage for a combination of inks. The inks used are: 1 row
       nd             rd            th
M+Y; 2 row C+Y; 3 row C+M; 4 row C+M+Y.
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Color Savvy CM2C & CM2S                                                                                                                                                                            GRETAG SpectroScan
Cut out the target and place it on a flat surface. For best results, place                                                                                                                         The printed target should be cut out and placed on the scanning
the target on top of a blank sheet of white paper to prevent the color of                                                                                                                          surface. Once the target is aligned, use the Paper Hold feature to hold it
the surface underneath the target from showing through and influencing                                                                                                                             in place.
the measurements.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   After clicking Start in Color Profiler, you will be prompted to center the
After clicking Start in Color Profiler, you will be prompted to measure                                                                                                                            cursor over the top left swatch using the directional arrow buttons on the
the first swatch. Center the cursor on the swatch, then lower the                                                                                                                                  front of the device, then press the Enter button on the front of the
measurement device onto the target and trigger the measurement.                                                                                                                                    device. Repeat for the top and bottom right swatches. Once this has
                                                                                                                                                                                                   been done, all of the swatches will be measured automatically.
!                   Be sure the device is fully lowered before triggering the measurement.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Linearization Target
Repeat for all swatches, in the order requested by the software.
                                                                                                                                                                                                   The linearization target consists of a row of swatches for each ink color,
Linearization Target                                                                                                                                                                               ranging from light to maximum ink coverage. Printers with orange and
The linearization target consists of a row of swatches for each ink color,                                                                                                                         green inks will have additional rows for those inks.
ranging from light to maximum ink coverage. Printers with orange and                                                                                                                                   Linearization:Roland SOLJET PRO II SC-540: (360x720dpi), 7/29/2003 11:06 AM



green inks will have additional rows for those inks.
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GRETAG Spectrolino                                                                                                                                                                                   GRETAG Eye-One
Cut out the target and place it on a flat surface. For best results, place                                                                                                                           Before using this device, you must first install the manufacturer’s USB
the target on top of a blank sheet of white paper to prevent the color of                                                                                                                            driver and software.
the surface underneath the target from showing through and influencing
the measurements.                                                                                                                                                                                    Cut out the target and place it on a flat surface. For best results, place
                                                                                                                                                                                                     the target on top of a blank sheet of white paper to prevent the color of
After clicking Start in Color Profiler, you will be prompted to measure                                                                                                                              the surface underneath the target from showing through and influencing
the first swatch. Center the cursor on the swatch, then lower the                                                                                                                                    the measurements.
measurement device onto the target and trigger the measurement.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     The device scans in a row of swatches at a time. Place the scanning
!                    Be sure the device is fully lowered before triggering the measurement.                                                                                                          ruler on top of the first row of swatches so that it straddles the swatches.

Repeat for all swatches, in the order requested by the software.                                                                                                                                     After clicking Start in Color Profiler, you may be asked to calibrate the
                                                                                                                                                                                                     device. Then place the device on the scanning ruler to the left of the row
Linearization Target                                                                                                                                                                                 of swatches. Hold down the button and wait for a beep from the
The linearization target consists of a row of swatches for each ink color,                                                                                                                           computer. At the beep, continue to hold the button down, and slide the
ranging from light to maximum ink coverage. Printers with orange and                                                                                                                                 device across the row of swatches to the right in a slow, steady motion.
green inks will have additional rows for those inks.                                                                                                                                                 Once you have slid the device across the entire row of swatches,
    Linearization:HP DesignJet 800PS 42: (300dpi), 7/30/2003 11:43 AM                                                                                                                                release the button.
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ICC Target                                                                                                                                                                                           The linearization target consists of a row of swatches for each ink color.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Scan the rows of swatches in order starting with row number 1.
    HP DesignJet 800PS 42: /High-Gloss Photo-FMXPress(300dpi), 7/30/2003 11:43 AM

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ICC Target                                                                                  Mutoh Focus 24
The ICC target consists of a number of pages, each of which contains
several rows of swatches. Scan the rows of swatches in order starting                       The printed target should be cut out and loaded into the scanner.
with row number 1. When you finish a page, replace it with the next                         After clicking Start in Color Profiler, you will be prompted to center the
page and continue scanning.                                                                 cursor over the top left swatch using the directional arrow buttons on the
                                                                                            front of the device, then press the Enter button on the front of the
          HP DesignJet 800PS 42: /High-Gloss Photo-FMXPress(300dpi), 7/30/2003 11:58 AM




                                                                                            device. Repeat for the top and bottom right swatches. Once this has
                                                                                            been done, all of the swatches will be measured automatically.
                                                                                            Linearization Target
                                                                                            The linearization target consists of a row of swatches for each ink color,
                                                                                            ranging from light to maximum ink coverage. Printers with orange and
                                                                                            green inks will have additional rows for those inks.

                                                                                                              Linearization:HP DesignJet 800PS 42: (300dpi), 7/30/2003 12:02 PM

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ICC Target                                                                                                                                                                           Spectrocam
            HP DesignJet 800PS 42: /High-Gloss Photo-FMXPress(300dpi), 7/30/2003 12:02 PM

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                                                                                                                                                                                     the target on top of a blank sheet of white paper to prevent the color of
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                                                                                                                                                                                     the first swatch. Center the cursor on the swatch, then lower the
                                                                                                                                                                                     measurement device onto the target and trigger the measurement.
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X-Rite 938, Colortron II & Digital Swatchbook                                                                                                                                                        X-Rite DTP32
Cut out the target and place it on a flat surface. For best results, place                                                                                                                           After clicking Start in Color Profiler, you will be prompted to insert strip
the target on top of a blank sheet of white paper to prevent the color of                                                                                                                            number 1 into the device. Insert it so that the black swatch goes in first
the surface underneath the target from showing through and influencing                                                                                                                               and the row of swatches is centered on the device’s alignment mark.
the measurements.                                                                                                                                                                                    Feed the strip into the device until you feel it contact the set of rollers at
                                                                                                                                                                                                     the back of the device. The device will automatically feed the strip
After clicking Start in Color Profiler, you will be prompted to measure                                                                                                                              though and scan the swatches. There will then be a brief pause while it
the first swatch. Center the cursor on the swatch, then lower the                                                                                                                                    processes the measurements and transmits them to your computer.
measurement device onto the target and trigger the measurement.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     If the swatches were scanned in properly, the software will prompt you
!                    Be sure the device is fully lowered before triggering the measurement.                                                                                                          to measure the next row of swatches. If there was a problem, you will be
Repeat for all swatches, in the order requested by the software.                                                                                                                                     prompted to measure the current row again.

Linearization Target                                                                                                                                                                                 Linearization Target
The linearization target consists of a row of swatches for each ink color,                                                                                                                           The linearization target consists of a row of swatches for each ink color.
ranging from light to maximum ink coverage. Printers with orange and                                                                                                                                 Printers with orange and green inks will have additional rows for those
green inks will have additional rows for those inks.                                                                                                                                                 inks. Scan the rows of swatches in order starting with row number 1.
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X-Rite DTP41                                                                     Linearization Target
                                                                                 The linearization target consists of a row of swatches for each ink color.
The DTP41 has two main modes of operation: reflective and                        Printers with orange and green inks will have additional rows for those
transmissive. Reflective is used to measure colors on opaque media like          inks. Scan the rows of swatches in order starting with row number 1.
paper. Transmissive is used to measure color from transparent media                                                                                                Linearization:HP DesignJet 800PS 42: (300dpi), 7/30/2003 1:57 PM


that will be backlit, like the transparency in a light box.
It is important that you position the backing block correctly for the type
of media you want to measure from. The backing block is located in the
bottom of the DTP41, and can be slid left or right using a pen-tip
inserted into one of two slots in the bottom of the device:




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Cut out the target and slice it into strips of no more than three rows of
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After clicking Start in Color Profiler, you will be prompted to insert strip     ICC Target (Transmissive Mode)
number 1 into the device. Insert it so that the black swatch goes in first
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and the row of swatches is centered on the device’s alignment mark.
Feed the strip into the device until you feel it contact the set of rollers at
the back of the device, then press the button on the device. The light on
the device will blink green, and the device will feed the strip though and                              ge
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scan the swatches.
If the swatches were scanned in properly, the software will prompt you
to measure the next row of swatches. If there was a problem, you will be
prompted to measure the current row again.




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X-Rite DTP51
After clicking Start in Color Profiler, you will be prompted to insert strip
number 1 into the device. Insert it so that the black swatch goes in first
and the row of swatches is centered on the device’s alignment mark.
Feed the strip into the device until you feel it contact the set of rollers at
the back of the device. The device will automatically feed the strip
though and scan the swatches. There will then be a brief pause while it
processes the measurements and transmits them to your computer.
If the swatches were scanned in properly, the software will prompt you
to measure the next row of swatches. If there was a problem, you will be
prompted to measure the current row again.
Linearization Target
This device is only a colorimeter. Because it is unable to measure ink
density values, it cannot be used to measure linearization data.
ICC Target
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