Project? - i1Pro cradle needed

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Have you ever consider to change ArgyllCMS printtarg to portrait mode?
I prefer to use portrait to squeeze more patches on 1 A4.
Just had a look at the ArgyllCMS docs and can't find how to do that but it does feel a little like you just slapped me upside the head to create a very effective "Doh!" moment.
:he

I'm looking now but do you have a link or cmd line example of how I'd do that?

EDIT: Found it!!
Why on earth do they not document that bit with the keyword Portrait included?

Anyway, in case anyone else finds this post while looking you simply add an R to the -p variable (eg: -pA4R)
 
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The portrait mode suggestion solved my problem and leaves me feeling a little sheepish but then hey, if you can't fall on your face occasionally you aren't human right?... :hu

Anyway, I thought I'd share the small adjustments I made to make the manual scanning process a little easier, in case they're useful to anyone and/or in case someone spots any potential problems I hadn't considered.

The mods include... Two feet fashioned from Sugru so that the scan guide can sit horizontal on the drawing board ruler.. with a couple of strips of electricians tape to allow smooth gliding as required.

Image 1 shows the feet with the scan guide upside down (Yes you'll need to turn it 180 degrees to get it to work properly)

Image 2 shows the close up with the feet on the ruler

And lastly I used some nano tape with the backing strip still on (purely because it was thick enough) to provider a small spacer that lifts the scanner guide up and stops the i1Pro unit from scratching the target surface.
(See image 3)



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Never thought I'd be posting in the 3D printing forums but here I am, cap in hand, eating my words (enjoy it while it lasts!)...

I've found myself digging out my i1 Pro1 profiling tool but am getting very frustrated with the limitations and poor design of the profiling jig that holds the i1 Pro unit and (allegedly) allows you to scan across the target.

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The unit that I have is limited in that it can only handle standard size targets and not allow targets that have been created to take advantage of more of the A4 format so the slot that you see above is about 5cm (2") too narrow for the targets I'm trying to use... Add to that the i1Pro unit regularly scrapes across the target which causes errors when reading the target so I'd like to get something that does a better job of holding the unit so it can scan.

One improvement I've managed to create is to switch the holder to a drawing board rather than the flimsy plastic backing base so something that would run along a drawing boards slide ruler would be very welcome..

Don't know if there's already something that out there or that could be adapted but I'd really like to be able to breath some more life into this thing rather than having to invest in another unit when this one would work fine if it wasn't for the issues above.

Anyone got any ideas, suggestions, etc...?
Never thought I'd be posting in the 3D printing forums but here I am, cap in hand, eating my words (enjoy it while it lasts!)...

I've found myself digging out my i1 Pro1 profiling tool but am getting very frustrated with the limitations and poor design of the profiling jig that holds the i1 Pro unit and (allegedly) allows you to scan across the target.

View attachment 14126

The unit that I have is limited in that it can only handle standard size targets and not allow targets that have been created to take advantage of more of the A4 format so the slot that you see above is about 5cm (2") too narrow for the targets I'm trying to use... Add to that the i1Pro unit regularly scrapes across the target which causes errors when reading the target so I'd like to get something that does a better job of holding the unit so it can scan.

One improvement I've managed to create is to switch the holder to a drawing board rather than the flimsy plastic backing base so something that would run along a drawing boards slide ruler would be very welcome..

Don't know if there's already something that out there or that could be adapted but I'd really like to be able to breath some more life into this thing rather than having to invest in another unit when this one would work fine if it wasn't for the issues above.

Anyone got any ideas, suggestions, etc...?
i have 2 of the hand held units, here somewhere. i though the software was not available. so i forgot about them. i guess they still work??
 

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i have 2 of the hand held units, here somewhere. i though the software was not available. so i forgot about them. i guess they still work??
I gave up with the X-rite software pretty much immediately as it crashed my PC (first time in forever) and the newest version won't even install due to corrupted files.

If you're happy to play with ArgyllCMS though the tools work great.
 

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Just popping in to say I'm loving this discussion!

I was anxiously reading along hoping there would be some epic 3D printed solution or design. ;)
 
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