Color 205: Standard ICC media profiling

Color 205: Standard ICC media profiling

Summary

After building an accurate calibration file for your system, your next step is to build an equally accurate ICC media profile and properly configure the black generation settings. Learn how to perform these tasks in this course.

Description

After building an accurate calibration file for your system, your next step is to build an equally accurate ICC media profile. In this course you will discover not only how to create the highest quality profile possible for you to use with your standard calibration file, but also how to correctly set the often-confusing black generation settings.

Duration

30 minutes

Content

After building an accurate calibration file for your system, your next step is to build an equally accurate ICC media profile and properly configure the black generation settings. Learn how to perform these tasks in this course.
Learn how to configure the setup options needed to build an ICC media profile and how to select the proper target to print.
Learn how to print and measure your selected profile target.
Learn how to configure the basic ICC profile settings.
Learn how and when to modify the ICC profile black generation controls.
An ICC media profile contains information regarding the use of different types of gamut compression with different rendering intents. These rendering intent settings control how gamut mapping occurs. Gamut mapping is needed when dealing with pixels and elements in your files whose colors are not precisely reproducible on your printer using your inks and selected media. The amount of gamut compression that is required will vary from job to job. You may have a job where the colors in your job can be matched fairly closely while in another job you have colors that are very vivid and saturated and well beyond the capability of your printer to reproduce them accurately. Your selection of rendering intent and the gamut method used will impact how these colors are redefined in an attempt to improve reproduction accuracy.
Congratulations! You now have all of the information that you need in order to create the highest quality profile possible for you to use with your standard calibration file, including how to correctly set the often-confusing black generation settings. Again, we recommend that you begin your profile creation journey by using default settings and then experiment to see which settings you wish to use to improve the accuracy and quality of your printed jobs. This completes this course.

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