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- Dec 27, 2014
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- L310/805/1800, P400, Pro7600
No, I won’t invest €500 on a device which probably can’t profile printers without additional software. €100 would be another story of course, but you tell me where to find such bargains..IMPORTANT UPDATE
Don't by them at this price. €100 is the maximum. EFI ES are OEM devices, all you can do with them by using iProfiler is screen calibration. If you want to do printer calibration too you have to use Argyll (or some other software ).
Most of the Xrite branded Rev D you can find are basic with iProfiler. Most people didn'y pay €1500 to update to iProfiler.
In France look at leboncoin, in Spain you can try vibbo, wallopop or others. In France there is actually one for 66€.but you tell me where to find such bargains..
When changing from (low/medium quality) fluoriscent to LED you will earn a considerable gain in Color Rendering Index. Colours are less subjected to metamerisme.what about LED illuminants?
Not so easy. You always should ask the licence shipped with the device. If it is a "Basic" licence you can't do much more than calibrate your screen. Same thing if the device was an OEM sold along with a RIP. In these cases you have to buy a RIP with the ability to create profiled AND acceptes the device AND your printer or buy a licence upgrade from Xrite. The upgrade will cost €1500. Ok, it's the upgrade to the highest licence, but do you need all of the functions? Most of the printers in use here at printerknowledge are restricted to RGB by the iProfiler software anyway.just get an i1Pro and your profiles are fine
My ink and papers are different, so I made my profiles from scratch with the i1Studio software (2x50 patches - on 1 A4 )....
Reporting to the printers mentioned in your signature I suppose your profile are created on the basis of "original" profiles. By this you refine the "original" profile, that's why even a profile created with a Colormunki will give an advantage.
I don't think so for all practical and private use , I did a comparison and profiled an HP Photo paper both via a patch sheet with 96 patches and one with 283 patches, measured and calculated with the i1Profiler package. When displaying the profiles at horizontal cuts through the gamuts at a luminance of L*=25, 50 and 85 you get this showing that the gamuts overlap very closely. I think these slight variances are not visible in actual prints.Never tried to refine a profile though.
Are there advantages ?