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Table of Contents X-Rite DTP32...............................................................................

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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 softwares
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 monitors 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 monitors 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 dont 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 printers 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
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green inks will have additional rows for those inks.
A A
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A A
B B

B B

C C

C C

D D
D D

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CMYKOrGr & Variants ICC Target


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A A
This device is only a densitometer. Because it is unable to measure
color values, it cannot be used to measure ICC data.
B B

C C

D D

E E

F F

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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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A A

B B

C C

D D

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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.


A A

B B
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A A

C C
B B

D D
C C

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ICC Target
ICC Target A
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A
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A A B B

B B C C

C C D D

D D E E

E E F F

F F G G

G G H H

H H I I

I I J J

J J K K

K K L L

L L M M

M M N N

N N O O

O O P P

P P Q Q

Q Q R R

R R S S

T T
S S

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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 manufacturers 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,
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A A

B B
If the swatches were scanned in properly, the software will prompt you
C C
to measure the next row of swatches. If there was a problem, you will be
D D
prompted to measure the current row again.
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Linearization Target
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.
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A A

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B B

C C

D D

E E

F F

G G

H H

I I

J J

K K

L L

M M
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N N

O O

P P

Q Q

R R

S S

T T

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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
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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.

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A A

B B

C C

D D

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
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ICC Target Spectrocam
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A A
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
B B

C C

D D
the surface underneath the target from showing through and influencing
E E the measurements.
F F

G G
After clicking Start in Color Profiler, you will be prompted to measure
H H
the first swatch. Center the cursor on the swatch, then lower the
measurement device onto the target and trigger the measurement.
I I

J J

!
K K

L L Be sure the device is fully lowered before triggering the measurement.


M M

N N Repeat for all swatches, in the order requested by the software.


O O

P P Linearization Target
The linearization target consists of a row of swatches for each ink color,
Q Q

R R

S S ranging from light to maximum ink coverage. Printers with orange and
T

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28
T
green inks will have additional rows for those inks.
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D D

C C

B B

A A

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ICC Target
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O O

N N

M M

L L

K K

J J

I I

H H

G G

F F

E E

D D

C C

B B

A A

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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 devices 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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A A

B B

C C

D D

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
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ICC Target
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A A

B B

C C

D D

E E
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F F

G G ICC Target
H H
This device is only a densitometer. Because it is unable to measure
I I
color values, it cannot be used to measure ICC data.
J J

K K

L L

M M

N N

O O

P P

Q Q

R R

S S

T T

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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.
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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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ICC Target (Reflective Mode)


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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 devices 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
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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 devices 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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