Building Printer/Output Profiles

Now we get to the nitty-gritty, the nuts and bolts, the main event; building ICC printer/output profiles. Producing profiles for printers is probably the most complex of all profiling processes but one that ultimately provides great satisfaction. Unless the final computer image is to appear only on-screen, we have to output the numbers in our files to a printer to view the final image. There are an enormous number of different printers and printer technologies existing today. The same printer may be driven by a number of different print drivers or RIPs, which alone can play a profound role in the color appearance and quality of the final print. Some printers allow the use of multiple substrates (a fancy ...

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