Epson r2880 as proofer

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Adam
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Epson r2880 as proofer

Post by Adam » Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:53 pm

Hello,

i'm going to make some tests with Epson r2880 and PrintFab driver soon. My goal is to get proof that can be FOGRA39 certified. I choosed Epson Standard Proofing Paper that is FOGRA certified and has perfect substrate reads (95, 0, -2). If this test will sucseed the next step will be simulation of FOGRA28 and some other print profiles on the same paper. I use i1Publish Pro and i can make my own profiles.

I have some questions:

1. Creating profile (i1 Profiler) of my printer shoud I make RGB or CMYK profile rather?
2. How many patches will be enough for high quality profile?
3. When printing test chart should I use standard windows printer driver or PrintFab driver with intent: no correction?
4. What kind of paper shoud i choose when creating new printer profile in PrintFab driver? There are no such a Proofing Paper there.
5. Color adaptation: Reference Light is default set to D65, while i1 Profiler and ather software use D50 as default. What setting is better?

And one general question:

Does PrintFab drives real CMYK inks or all data is being converted thru L*a*b* space? This is important for overprints simulation.

Regards
Adam

Adam
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Re: Epson r2880 as proofer

Post by Adam » Fri Jan 04, 2013 4:59 pm

In a meantime i did some tests with other printer, Canon Pixma 9500Pro mkII on Mac and finally got my goal! As for now i'm really glad, but I will try trim profile to get better accuracy. Could you answer my 4, 5 and final question from previous post please?

Regards
Adam
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zedonet
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Re: Epson r2880 as proofer

Post by zedonet » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:33 pm

Hello,

thank you for your feedback & inquiry. Here are my answers:

4. for proofing paper, choose "Glossy Paper". Even if proofing paper is semimatte, the coating is comparable to glossy / semiglossy photo paper.

5. set "reference light" to D50 to minimize delta E values

When using the PrintFab R2880 printer driver, all data is being converted through Lab space, i.e. no overprint simulation is possible.

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