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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

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

Sam     <samcc@compuserve.com>

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