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Self-Made vs. Canned Profiles
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ParticipantPosts: 27Printing Colour Managementon: January 1, 2022 at 2:38 pm
Sorry if this is a bit long.
I am in the habit of making my own profiles, for display and for print.
For printing profile I measure targets with my GretagMacbeth i1 Rev. A, which I bought new about 18 years ago.
I just found out I had some leftovers of Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta and wanted to try it in my Canon Pro-1000.
So I just made a profile for it with my i1 and ArgyllCMS. I have an M1 Mac Mini andX-Rite will not support my admittedly old i1 with i1Profiler.
Out of curiosity, before doing any prints, I compared my profile with the one provided by Hahnemühle. They are different, as expected, but I did not expect the gamut difference to be so much.
My profile in white wireframe, Hahnemühle’s profile in colour:
So, I have a few questions:
- Is this to be expected?
- Which profile should I use?
- If this is not normal, would it mean my spectrophotometer is now too old? Do they have a stated life expectancy?
- If the time has come to replace it, the current verision is i1pro 3 Publish, quite expensive, although in line with prices evolutions since 2004. Would I lose much by going with the Calibrite Colorchecker i1 Studio?
Thanks in advance!
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