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Re: filmscanners: Custom ICC printer profiles

Hi, Tony.

Sounds like the hornets nest is open!  I for one am pleased (at your 
expense, sadly!) to hear you say that you have dumped profiles.  I would 
really like to avoid profiles for my 1270, and if it is possible to get 
consistently good results with the sliders, I would love to know your 
methodology.  (As no doubt it would be a bit more logical than my hit and 
'mess' methods..!)

May I ask:

- *are* you using a 'method' to do this, eg a Q80, or have you just tweaked 
the controls over a range of images to get the best result?
- are the results consistent?  Someone else has already asked whether you 
have to re-tweak for different images.

My only concern is that this method isn't applying curved corrections, and 
I had assumed that would be necessary given the nature of the beast..

Umm, and if you are using a fancy method, please remember it's nice to 
share with the lesser mortals ... ;-)

Regards, mark t

At 11:02 AM 10/08/01 +0100, Tony wrote:
>I have wasted maybe 100hrs mucking about with profiles and stuff on a 1200,
>read shedloads, tried the various things Ian Lyons suggests, and got
>nowhere. All I have to show for it is 200+ rotten test prints. Not one was
>Apart from anything else I came to the conclusion that CM within the Epson
>driver is completely broken. So Pixl or any other profiles are not likely
>to help me. The 1270 may be better.
>A couple of months ago I gave up with all the autopilot approaches, and set
>about merely doing manual adjustments in the printer driver (CMY,
>saturation, contrast). This has worked far, far better than anything else :
>prints are now as close to the screen image as is possible within the
>limits of a different gamut. And it's free.
>Tony Sleep
>http://www.halftone.co.uk - Online portfolio & exhibit; + film scanner info
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