- Feb 4, 2014
- Reaction score
- Printer Model
- PRO-10, Pro9500II, MAXIFY
In that case I couldn't use the profiles anymore to compare between my own inks and papers.If the inks are close enough, it can readjust to reuse OEM ICCs to a degree. Not pefectbut better than no calibration and might be acceptable to the user. Creation of a new ICC is certainly better, but the calibration for an OEM workflow is ideally meant to use OEM products. Unfortunately on my Pro-1000. I do not recall the ability to create a custom calibration which is what would be ideal for aftermarket use of this. But remember, these tools are meant for OEM use. So keep that in mind.
You should also keep in mind that Canon engineers from the Pro-9500 days were concerned about ink color consistency. This tool is for that. They must know something about this to be concerned.
Without becoming a profile fetishist, I use them as an indication for the gamut and blackness, supposing higher values give prints with deeper colours.
Anyway, without any scientific pretension, I learned a lot about inks and my prints are better.
Comparing profiles of my own ink and paper with OEM profiles or the ones of other ink/paper providers is probably dependent on more variation (calibration instrument, drying time, color temperature, ...) than what Canon engineers had in mind with the calibration tool.
To come back on the thread starters question, the SE C,M,Y inks are IMO able to produce a comparable gamut as (PRO-10) OEM. I wonder if the other colours would change a lot.
When you explore inks and paper, keep always a set of OEM ink as a reference.