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>From my own attempts at tweaking the printed color patches prior to profiing, my guess is that EZ's priority is to create accurate colors at the expense of gray scale neutrality. Having said that I've achieved results good enough to be able to print black and white photos with color inks on my 900. But I have not managed to achieve an evenly spaced gray wedge at both ends either. Ian ----- Original Message ----- From: <CDTobie@aol.com> To: <TOWells@aol.com>; <email@example.com> Sent: 30 December 1999 16:42 Subject: Re: Unsatisfactory EZColor results > > I suspect you will be much happier with the results from the next version of > EZ Color, but your scanner is still an element of the process, not just for > makng the scan (which can be checked independantly) but also for making the > printer profile. For your simple graywedge example Horses MatchLock program > should offer superior results, since it does not use an IT8 target to create > it's printer profiles, but reports from some users of MatchLock report a > similar limitation at both ends of the grayscale, though gray balance is > typically quite good. > > I find that profile to profile conversion (perceptual intent) using a new EZ > Color profile offers excellent gradients at both ends, and is actually superio > r (by the numbers, not necessarily on printing) with black point compensation > unchecked. > > C. David Tobie > Design Cooperative > CDTobie@designcoop.com > - > Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate > subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. > - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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