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Re: Profiles+Generations



<x-flowed>Rafe asked:
> >Is it reasonable to expect that a profile
> >can "fix up" or otherwise improve the pale
> >blacks and deep shadows from the standard
> >Generations ink set?

and C. David Tobie responded:
>The standard Epson RGB drivers control how black is generated from the RGB
>file, so  an RGB profile has little leeway. CMYK profiles aren't limited to
>printing blacks with only 100% K, but can print them with whatever maximum
>CMYK combination the paper can hold, and can set the dark tones to match,
>offering the ability to adjust for "reversals" (sometimes adding a bit more
>ink makes it lighter not darker) and "casts" (but watch out Rafe, if you
>scanner has a limited d-range, it can't read the color of those very dark
>areas accurately, and might cause shadow casts)... but the bad news is that
>to access these features you need not only a good CMYK RIP, but advanced
>profiling software to control the black channel elements.
>
>The simple solution is to stick to inks that work well under the RGB drivers
>limits.


Does substituting the blacker (I think) Generations "beta" black ink 
result in such an ink set?

Sam     <samcc@compuserve.com>

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