best printers for 10x14 prints?

Started Jan 5, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: okay
In reply to canonagain123, Jan 6, 2014

canonagain123 wrote:

Again, thank you for taking the time to enlighten me this time around. See, I thought the ICC profile would just go in some text file like IMG_232532.icc or something. I really had no idea. Now I know. Thank you for the offer I might not take you up on it, but it's good to know you're willing to explain more if needed.

ICC / IMC profiles use Look Up Tables ( LUT ) which contain the information that tells the printer how to correctly print color values. You see, a printer does not really know how to mix what color with what color to correctly print a shade of blue or green.

During their production the profile makers send a set of charts containing many hundreds of color patches of SPECIFIC values, and densities. These charts are sent to the printer with the printer driver's own built in color management TURNED OFF. The printer does it's best to reproduce the several thousand color patches as best it can. Unfortunately they never are properly reproduced.

By the way, you do this on the paper you want to profile. Each different papers must be individually profiled as they all have slightly different properties.

After fully drying these color patches are scanner with a spectrophotometer and the exact values for each and every patch is recorded within the Spectro's software you've loaded on your computer.

Once all the patches are read by the Spectro, the software will analyze each and every patch against what IT KNOWS it should be.

It now creates a new Look Up Table which will have the correctional instructions so the printer can correctly print those colors it could not previously faithfully print.

So as you may be able to tell, you really do need to print using these profiles if you expect a faithful representation of what you are seeing on your monitor. Assuming the monitor is correctly calibrated to begin with.

I know it sounds daunting but once you are set up and have a good idea on how this all is interrelated, you can pretty much print without too much thinking.


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PRO-100 Printing out of various sources
PRO-100 Setup and Basic Use:
New way to refill EPSON OEM carts:
01 Want to refill and reset your OEM PRO 3800 / 3880 Carts? Intro
02 Want to refill and reset your OEM PRO 3800 / 3880 Carts? Pro3800 PEM Refill Part One
03 Want to refill and reset your OEM PRO 3800 / 3880 Carts? Pro3800 PEM Refill Part Two
04 Want to refill and reset your OEM PRO 3800 / 3880 Carts? Refilling
05 Want to refill and reset your OEM PRO 3800 / 3880 Carts? Printing
Cleaning the Purge Pad and Wiper on the Epson PRO 3800
Basic Epson R2000 Maintenance
Calibrating your monitor and Printing to the R2000
Refillable 3800 3880 cart sticking problems
Gloss Optimizing Prints
Printing out of Photo Shop to Epson and Canon Printers
Printing in LR-2 this time to the EPSON R2880
Multi Image printing in LR
Basic Printing in Qimage Ultimate
Canon PGI-9 Cart Refilling by the "Dribble" method\
Refill Canon PGI 9 via Freedom Method
Refilling and resetting R2000 China Carts
Refilling Epson OEM carts - Thorough, Long Winded Version!
Taking out the CURL on prints done on from roll paper
Taking out the Curl - TWO.mpeg
R2000 Push Buttom Reset Carts
Creating a Color Profile & Printing on the Canon Pixma PRO 9000 MKII using Color Managent
Print Room Visit + Filling and Priming Refillable fro Epson 3800
Color Management PART 01
Color Management PART 02
Color Management PART 03
Epson Stylus 2200 using refilled OEM carts and Roll attachment

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