How-To: Simulate the Output of another Printer for Proofing Date: October 2011 Simulate Output of Another Printer for Proofing with Color Profiler 303 Velocity Way Foster City, CA 94404 3.1 www.efi.com How-To Feature Overview Proofing job output is sometimes performed on a different device than what is used to deliver the final output. This process is done to save resources and time and can be more convenient if the final output device is unavailable. By using Profile Inspector, the two device profiles are compared and validated, to determine if one device can accurately simulate the output of another device. Once you have verified that the simulation is possible, use Device Linker to create a profile that includes the common color space. This can be used to ensure that both printers deliver the same final color output. Customer Benefits Optimizes productivity across printers while ensuring job consistency Decreases waste, lost time and revenue Increases customer satisfaction by delivering superior color quality Deliver consistent color in environments that require simplified and controlled color management Enable proofing on alternate printers Objectives of Exercise Show how a printer can be used for proofing to increase customer satisfaction Demonstrate how to compare the profiles of two devices using Fiery Profile Inspector Create a profile using Fiery Device Linker Before you begin Install and launch Fiery Color Profiler Suite 3.1 Review the HowTo Create a Custom Printer Profile with Color Profiler Suite 3.1 Guide Calibrate the Fiery-driven print engine used for this exercise Note: Each output device will have different procedures for configuring and printing the finished document. Consult the user documentation for the copier and Fiery that will be used in the Demo Script. EFI Educational Services Oct.-11 2 Simulate Output of Another Printer for Proofing with Color Profiler 3.1 Comparing Two Profiles Using Fiery Inspector 1. Launch Fiery Color Profiler Suite v3.1 and click on the Inspect button 2. The Fiery Profile Inspector window opens, In the Viewing Profile area, click on the Folder icon, (shown above right, in red) 3. The From area, allows you to search: system, local and Fiery Servers for all types of ICC profiles 4. The Show area, lets you see all color spaces and all profile types 5. Select your Viewing Profile Note: The purpose here is to compare the profile of the legacy printer and the profile of a different printer that you are trying to match in color output. This exercise is achieved by completing Steps 7 and 8. 6. Click on the Plus Sign button 7. Repeat steps 3 through 5 to open your Comparison Profile Note: 8. You can adjust the view of each profile by using the: Plot As dropdown and by adjusting the Slider bars, below the viewing window. Screen shot above right shows the Outline optional view. Exit program EFI Educational Services Oct.-11 3 Simulate Output of Another Printer for Proofing with Color Profiler 3.1 Create a Common Color Space Profile Using Device Linker 1. Launch Fiery Color Profiler Suite 3.1 and click on the Device Link button 2. Click the Match Two Printers button, Click Next 3. The Fiery Device Linker window opens 4. Select a Source Profile by clicking on the Folder Icon 5. Select a Fiery Server 6. Select Printer 1 Profile by clicking on the Folder Icon Note: You can use the pull down function to choose from recently accessed Fiery Servers, or click the Plus sign to search for additional Fiery Servers. 7. Select a Fiery Server 8. Select Printer 2 Profile by clicking on the Folder Icon 9. Click Next EFI Educational Services Oct.-11 4 Simulate Output of Another Printer for Proofing with Color Profiler 3.1 10. The Rendering Intent window opens (Shown above left) 11. Choose Relative Colorimetric from the pull down menu Note: You can change to the desired Rendering Intent using the pull down menu. Notice that choosing Absolute Colorimetric disables the Separation Options control. If you want to Preserve Black, check the Preserve gray check box. 9. Click Next 10. The Save Profile window opens (Shown above right), rename each profile and add any comments, if desired. Click Next 11. The Your Profiles have been saved window opens (Shown middle left), Click Exit Note: 12. The information shown is: Printer 1: Fiery Server Name, Source Profile and Destination Profile. Printer 2: Fiery Server Name, Source Profile and Destination Profile. Launch Command WorkStation v5. Click the Device Center tab, Resources button, Profiles button. Click the Device Link Profiles folder icon, you will see your newly-created profile (Shown middle right) EFI Educational Services Oct.-11 5 Simulate Output of Another Printer for Proofing with Color Profiler 3.1 Setup of the Device Link Profile for use 1. In Command WorkStation 5, Select the Device Center tab 2. Click the Color tab 3. In the CMYK/Grayscale area (Shown inside large red area above). Select the Device Link radial button 4. Select the Device Link just created. Confirm the link icon (Shown above within the small red circle) Note: It may be necessary to pick the Device Link by choosing the CMYK Source, and the Output Profile used to create the Device Link. 5. Click OK 6. Exit Job Properties EFI Educational Services Oct.-11 6 Simulate Output of Another Printer for Proofing with Color Profiler 3.1 Notes EFI Educational Services Oct.-11 7 Print to Win EFI (www.efi.com) is a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation. 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