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Hi Laurie S. The reason not to send CMYK files to a non-RIP equipped Epson printer is that they will be converted to RGB, then back to CMYK again. This process does cause a loss of data.Data is lost because RGB has a larger color gamut than CMYK. Every time you go from RGB to CMYK the gamut is reduced from the millions of colors of RGB to the number of colors you are able to produce on a specific paper using a specific inkset on a specific press or printer. The biggest distinction that needs to be made is the difference between CMYK in the press useage and CMYK in inkjet useage. The whole management of CMYK for press output is a science unto itself, and my hat is off to those who have mastery of it. I do agree that it would be nice if we knew what CMYK choices were being made in the inkjet conversion, and why, but this is different than pre press CMYK in terms of specific techincal issues. I guess knowing these paramaters of the CMYK conversion is the essence of Profiling, eh? I just had to throw that in, living just North of Canada in Michigan. Paul - 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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