How-To: Create a Custom Printer Profile with Color Profiler Suite 3.1 Date: October 2011 Create a Custom Printer Profile with Color Profiler Suite 3.1 303 Velocity Way Foster City, CA 94404 www.efi.com How-To Fiery Color Profile Suite (CPS) is used with the ES-1000 for profile creation in addition to calibration. It can also be combined with the i1iO Automated Scanning Table. Feature Overview Achieving accurate and consistent color output is a key issue for many print production environments. Digital printers, particularly color copiers, are susceptible to gradual shifts in performance, as a result of changes in temperature and humidity, fluctuations in CMYK toner levels, and use of various paper stocks. By using Fiery Color Profiler Suite (CPS) and the ES-1000 to create a color-managed environment, color accuracy and consistency for your printers is within reach. All of the devices in the environment are profiled and work together to strive for the most consistent representation and output. The Printer Profiler Module optimizes the profiling process automatically for Fiery-driven printers and most other output devices. This process saves time and increases the color quality of the printer. Customer Benefits Saves time by increasing your printers’ accuracy to ensure the right color the first time Increases productivity through easy-to-use, automated tools Delivers a fully integrated color workflow by communicating seamlessly with Fiery-driven devices Objectives of Exercise Show how the ES-1000 is used for profile creation in addition to calibration Show users the automated, wizard-based tools used in Printer Profiler for profile creation Highlight the seamless integration between the Fiery controller and Color Profiler Suite Inspect and approve measurement settings Create an ICC profile in accordance with industry standards View and compare your profile with Fiery Profile Inspector Save the printer profile Before you begin Have an ES-1000 measurement device (Rev. A-D) and optional i1iO Automated Scanning Table Install and launch Fiery Profiler Suite 3.1 Calibrate the Fiery-driven print engine used for this exercise Note: EFI Educational Services If you are using the optional i1iO Automated Scanning Table, the CPS 3.1 software will display slightly different screen shots, however the measurement procedures remain the same. Create a Custom Printer Profile with Color Profiler Suite 3.1 Creating a Printer Profile 1. Launch Fiery Color Profiler Suite 2. Click Printer button, Create Printer Profile window opens 3. Click the Print Patches button 4. The Welcome window opens 5. Choose Select FIERY Server (Select Plus button if a search is required) 6. Click the Next button, after selecting Fiery Server Note: EFI Educational Services Run a Calibration procedure using the EFI ES-1000 on the Fiery Server selected in Step 5 above (Refer to the document: HowTo_JobBased_Calibration). Create a Custom Printer Profile with Color Profiler Suite 3.1 7. Calibration Setup window opens with: Calibration is Critical message appears 8. Click Next (Shown top left) 9. If the use Current calibration or use Optimize calibration screen appears, leave it set to the default (Shown top right) 10. Click Next 11. The Print Patches dialog opens (Shown middle left) 12. Choose Measurement Instrument type (EFI ES-1000), Patch Layout (try 234 patches to start), Paper Size. Click Next 13. Use the default name, or type in new name for the Patches 14. The Job Properties dialog opens (Shown middle right) 15. Select the Ouput Paper Size pull down 16. Select the Paper size you wish to print on, the Halftone Screen, Resolution, and any other preferred print settings, but do not change other Color settings Note: 17. Be sure to set the Ouput Profile to the same one used with the desired Calibration set. Print at least 5 sets to warm up the Printer EFI Educational Services Create a Custom Printer Profile with Color Profiler Suite 3.1 18. The Measure Patches dialog opens; calibrate the ES-1000, click the Next button 19. The Profile Target appears. Measure the Printed Target from the last set printed. Follow the directions in the Interface, when done click the Next button 20. Save the Patches using the same name 21. The Summary of measurements dialog opens (shown middle left) 22. Use the Default settings that originate from your Fiery server (shown middle right) 23. Click the Next button EFI Educational Services Create a Custom Printer Profile with Color Profiler Suite 3.1 Saving the Profile 1. The Save Profile dialog box opens, add any comments at this time. Click the Next button Note: Notice that Installation Server button is checked and the Target Server is shown in green as “connected”. 2. The Processing Profile dialog appears, when finished click the Next button 3. Profile Settling dialog appears; depending on your Fiery server capabilities, you may assign driver label, media type, and calibration, click OK 4. The Profile Imported Successfully dialog appears, click the OK button 5. The Finish dialog box appears, click the Next button EFI Educational Services Create a Custom Printer Profile with Color Profiler Suite 3.1 6. Congratulations screen appears 7. Click Done button 8. Click Exit, and Close EFI Educational Services Print to Win EFI (www.efi.com) is a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation. EFI's award-winning solutions, integrated from creation to print, deliver increased performance, cost savings and productivity. The company's robust product portfolio includes Fiery® digital print controllers and solutions; VUTEk® superwide digital inkjet printers, UV and solvent inks; Rastek™ UV wide-format inkjet printers; Jetrion® industrial inkjet printing systems; print production workflow and management information software; and corporate printing solutions.
© Copyright 2018