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printer profiling kit

Discussion in 'Printing Photos and Photo Software' started by sony53, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. Jun 16, 2017
    sony53

    sony53 Getting Fingers Dirty

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    Hi does anybody know off any where that you can hire a printer profiling kit in the uk thanks
     
  2. Jun 22, 2017
    apetitphoto

    apetitphoto Printer Guru

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    Don't know about the U.K., but here we have companies such as Borrow Lenses. Perhaps they have a European branch.
     
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  3. Jun 22, 2017
    Roy Sletcher

    Roy Sletcher Indolent contrarian Platinum Printer Member

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    NO, but can suggest the next best thing. Link below is to a service that will provide reasonably priced custom profiles. If you only have a few papers to be profiled will be pretty economical. Plus you can interact with him.

    http://www.colourphil.co.uk/profiling.shtml

    Disclaimer - I have not used his profiling service, but he has helped me with color reproduction questions at no charge. To me he appears helpful and competent. Your mileage may vary.

    rs
     
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  4. Jun 23, 2017
    oroblec

    oroblec Printer Guru

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    woww i never heard about this profile.
    er
     
  5. Jun 23, 2017
    Roy Sletcher

    Roy Sletcher Indolent contrarian Platinum Printer Member

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    The advantage is that if you only have a few papers it is more economcal to buy profiles from a reputable profile maker rather than invest in the cost of the spectrophotometer plus the learning curve etc.

    Many of the reputable suppliers will interact with you and give some degree of technical support or customisation if you need it.

    To each his own...

    rs
     
  6. Jun 25, 2017
    oroblec

    oroblec Printer Guru

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    I can try this , will wait how many diferent paper i gonna use im search for semi gloss photo paper withmuch grains texture any idea??
     
  7. Jul 22, 2017
    apetitphoto

    apetitphoto Printer Guru

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    You might take a look at Red River Paper, they have some nice luster papers. Here is a link to their descriptions of their papers and what they feel are similar papers from other makers. Get a sample pack from paper vendors to test for yourself; What other people think about a paper may differ from what you think.

    I like the look and feel of Epson's Ultra Premium Photo Luster and Red River's Arctic Polar Luster.
     
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  8. Jul 22, 2017
    Ink stained Fingers

    Ink stained Fingers Printer Master

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    I only can recommend to get sample packs from different paper suppliers, I was pretty surprised how widely luster, silk, semiglossy type papers differ in their look, it is all a matter of personal preference
     
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