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    Question ICC for Desktop Inkjet Printers

    I have several HP Officejet 8000. I know They're entry level, and I know they are not even close to professional - however because I use them in combination with InkTec pigment based Ink they tend to be slightly off-tone with a yellow-ish tint.

    Anyone know an easy way to create some rudimentary ICC profiles that don't really do wonders but at least allow for some slightly better colors?

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    i1 basic pro

    Quote Originally Posted by mtb_ro View Post
    I have several HP Officejet 8000. I know They're entry level, and I know they are not even close to professional - however because I use them in combination with InkTec pigment based Ink they tend to be slightly off-tone with a yellow-ish tint.

    Anyone know an easy way to create some rudimentary ICC profiles that don't really do wonders but at least allow for some slightly better colors?
    i would recommend i1 basic pro for you
    in package is included
    i1 device- mandatory for icc profilling
    printer calibration sw
    monitor calibration
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    Colormunki is also a good entry solution
    Flexisign user

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    Hi!

    Why don't you go for outsourcing this duty?
    I mean, you say your printers are not that good, so why just output some characterization testforms and ask someone to make you good ICC profiles?

    It's cheaper and maybe more adapted for your current printers?

    for the price of i1 etc. you can get a good Espon etc., if you want do it in your own, super silja is completely right with his advices though!


    Hope this helps!
    Tony

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony14 View Post
    Hi!

    Why don't you go for outsourcing this duty?
    I mean, you say your printers are not that good, so why just output some characterization testforms and ask someone to make you good ICC profiles?

    It's cheaper and maybe more adapted for your current printers?

    for the price of i1 etc. you can get a good Espon etc., if you want do it in your own, super silja is completely right with his advices though!


    Hope this helps!
    Tony
    I agree entirely with Tony. For printers of this level and the printing which will be performed using them, it is rather pointless and a waste of money to be purchasing an i1Pro spectro and software. Like Tony suggested, I think it is also a far better idea to spend less than 1/10th the amount of money on getting some profiles produced by either someone here or by a 3rd party company for a certain fee.

    I can tell you one place I know of which is not too expensive and has a very knowledgeable owner is:
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    I know Jeremy, the owner (Imagescience is about 15mins from my place) and he would definitely be able to help you out.

    Otherwise, see if you can find someone who already own a spectrophotometer and ask them if they will scan a testchart and produce a profile for you.

    Good luck mate!

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    Agree with thread above, i1 is quite expensive for the creation of a handful of profiles.

    Money better spent on someone who has the experience in building quality profiles.

    Unless you were needing the i1 for other things like monitor calibration.

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    There is no way. You've to create the ICC profiler or modifing the files in PhotoShop (curves & levels)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by colorinlab View Post
    There is no way. You've to create the ICC profiler or modifing the files in PhotoShop (curves & levels)...
    you will never reach consistent output with manually adjustment
    forget levels and curves
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    color munki

    i use color munki for make icc profile
    for driver windows

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    munki

    color munki can use with rip to by install pdf output printer driver in print& fax first
    and then print to files

    and open from your rip

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    i1 publisher id relatively cheap these days - you can go with it too

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    x-rite profile maker is a very good solution too.

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