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Profiling software is different! Ugh!!!

Discussion in 'Printing Photos and Photo Software' started by W. Fisher, Jun 3, 2018.

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    W. Fisher

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    Trying to make a profile for the new dye inks in a 3880.

    1. Using a Colormunki Photo and their new iStudio software, the prints looked bluish.

    2. Pulled out the i1 PhotoPro 2 and made one using the iProfiler and pretty much the same thing happened.

    3. Frustrated, I fired up BasICColor Catch 5 and it said a new update. Got it. Checked their dropRGB 2, which makes the profile from Catch 5, and it was current and no update was needed. Made a profile using the i1 PhotoPro 2 head as above.

    Wow! They are different! The old bluish of the x-rite software is gone, and the BasICColor is better. Same i1PhotoPro 2 head in both, same paper, ink, printer using Qimage Ultimate to make the following side-by-side print, computer, but much different in looks. Different color and contrast both.

    I HATE COLOR MANAGEMENT!!!

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    rather consider it a challenge........... there are probably some variables causing such wide differences - a different spectro/instrument - different driver settings to print the patch sheets . different software settings to calculate the profile and probably more - did you specifically control the settings to create V2 icc-profiles with all your software ? Different version settings can cause such colour casts.
     
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    W. Fisher

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    Same i1 PhotoPro 2 spectro head used on both softwares. Same V2 setting in all too.

    Only thing different was X-rite i1Profiler prints their four pages of color calibration charts from within their software, whereas BasICColor Catch 5 does not print the charts within it, but instead I have to use Qimage Ultimate to print that one page color chart (Out of their Catch 5 software) which is my normal printing method.

    Has to be something different there perhaps...

    I know with Catch 5 I can spot a low ink load percentage from the Epson on a given paper easier once the chart has been scanned with the i1 PhotoPro 2 head (The printed patches are lighter than their reference which means more ink is needed.). I upped the ink load by 20% and it seemed to like that better over the default 0% and 35% ink loading that I also tried.

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