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- Apr 19, 2007
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- Canon MB5120, Pencil
Number 4 does not make sense to me if number 1 is email@example.com said:Profiling OCP Ink
1. The OCP curing process improves the print. After curing, the gamut is greater, the whole intensity of the print improves, and the results are visible.
2. The objective of the profiling process is to get the best quality print from the particular ink/paper/printer combo.
3. If we make a profile with the profile test that has cured for three days, that profile will try to make a print that comes off the printer with the three day cure properties. That real print will then go through its own three day cure process and the result is a different print than expected.
4. The obvious workflow should be to make the profile very soon after the profile test print has been printed and before its curing cycle starts.
The image you use to profile should be the best possible one. Whether it's a store bought standardized target or the image the application requires you to print out as the target image, the idea is to profile on the most accurate image you can print with your printer and paper. If there is an actual difference in the image quality following a "curing" of drying for 3 days, then you use that 3 day cured image.
You use the best quality image available to get the best profile possible. If the image is "cured" in one minute or 10 days, ie no more color shifting, than that's the image that should be used.
Please explain more on your thought processes and results because intuitively it doesn't make sense to me.