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On 6/10/02 6:42 PM, "Richard Martin" <email@example.com> wrote: ... > I also have a C80 and have closely followed all the > discussions here about this printer. I'm a bit new to this > digital stuff and don't understand your reference to "Profiler > Pro profile". I'm a little vague about printer profiles. Is this > something you use in conjunction with Photoshop? > Also, what spray would you use on the glossy paper? > Richard, ColorVision Profiler Pro is a printer profiling package that uses a measuring instrument - I use a Spectrocam - to read a color chart printed using the ink and paper combination you want to profile. You read the printed color patches using your instrument and feed the data file containing the readings to Profiler Pro which creates a standard ICC color profile. When you print using a color management aware program such as Photoshop 5+, you use your own profile instead of the Epson driver to control the color data sent to the printer. The advantage to this is you can use ink and paper combinations that Epson has not seen fit to build into its driver, such as using CMYK instead of CMY for glossy paper (even a non-Epson glosssy paper) with a C80, with consistent and color balanced results. When you print Photoshop converts your image file from its color space into the color space of your printer/ink/paper based on the ICC profile you have selected in Photoshop's Print Space, Profile list, and sends it on the the Epson driver which sends it to the printer using the resolution and paper settings you specify but without any further color correction since you tell it not to by choosing No Color Correction. You set the Epson driver to the same settings you used when you printed the Profiler Pro target, which includes No Color Correction. As for a glossy spray, I'm not a good source for advice since I rarely print glossy being more of a matte sort of guy. Krylon Crystal Clear is, I think, what I last used. Wayne -- Wayne Simpkins The Univ of Memphis Dept of Art firstname.lastname@example.org - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.