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- Apr 19, 2007
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- Canon MB5120, Pencil
No, but it seems like forever till the print job is done, sometimes more than 24 hours!don't need to wait until the inks are dry
Yes it is a proof of concept without the need to test everything. It is well known among a lot of people making profiles that waiting a few hours is good, better one night but more doesn’t help much. For pigmented inks you can have a look here: https://forum.luminous-landscape.com/index.php?topic=122553.msg1020513#msg1020513Yes, and it's very much a paper issue - as always, and it's as well a question what you want to acheive ; I may do quick profiles - with a low patch count and scan them after 1 hour - for information to compare with other papers in the same sequence or I may use a higher patch count, print today and scan next day for a profile I may use later.
The av. deltaE - totalled over 96 patches - is 0.98, the peak value is 1.6 for a single patch - I just don't have the color available, it's on another computer. You could look into the detail values of individual colors, looking for a trend - do all colors move into the same direction or not - what are saturated vs. lighter colors doing etc but that's beyond my current interest.
You could run a wider test - with diffferent types of papers - cast coated - resin coated/PE - matte - fabric - Baryta etc - every coating will have its own characteristics - but I won't , already this test with one type of paper shows you should follow simple and general statements about the drying time with caution - even more when Datacolor states 15 min is already good enough for their way of generating a profile - inherent variations in their process - math - equipment - may not yield a better, more accurate profile if you would wait longer.