First the Canon Pro Luster and now the Pro Platinum

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First the Canon Pro Luster and now the Pro Platinum
Sep 25, 2013

As soon a I set up the CANON Pixma PRO-100 I decided to just go ahead and create ICC profiles for both of these two Canon papers. Yes, Canon did provide ICC profiles for all their papers but I always create Colormunki Profiles if only simply to see if there are any improvements gained.

Color and B&W printing through the Canon Pro Print Plugin for Photoshop and Lightroom, choosing the ICC profiles from Canon produced excellent results with the color prints. The B&W have a slight warm cast. Though the prints are actually quite good and the slight warmth would not upset anyone. Reminds me of some of the warm paper base Wet Process Papers I used to use in the 60s and 70s.

For the other set of prints using the CM Custom ICC profile I made, I printed through Photoshop letting IT handle color and turning IT off in the Canon PRO-100 driver.

The results from both papers were pretty much the same. Color was great. B&W was much more neutral to the point I could not detect any color cast. Shows the a bit deeper on the prints with my CM profile.

Side by side comparisons make it clear that the ones printed with the Canon ICC profiles are a bit warmer and do not have the deeper shadow detail of those with the CM profile.

Now the reality of this is, I will have to do this over again when I switch to Precision Color Inks though it is claimed that they are very close to matching OEM. Close is not good enough when it comes to B&W.


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