Martin, I just tried to do this. I live in Canada. I got back a gibberish error message. So much for them. I haven't bought their stuff yet and if that is the quality of tech support one can expect from X-Rite I probably won't.
X-Rite website is over complicated and confusing.
I managed to find my way through their website and have made contact at second attempt:-
Hear is coppy of first e-mail
Dear Mr. Mitchell,
This new Canon printer, while a different kind of beast in many ways, is still a device that produces color. As long as you can print a profiling target through it, you can make an output profile for it.
Normally, I would tell people: If you are printing through Photoshop, then the profiles you make are not going to be used in the printer anyway. They are actually going to be used in Photoshop. But this printer has two ways of printing: A standard RGB driver, and the 16-bit driver. The above holds true for the standard Canon driver.
The 16-bit driver works differently than other drivers - as a Photoshop plug in. From what I've heard a custom profile works best when used within the 16-bit driver, rather than in the Photoshop print with preview dialog. I don't know yet whether this device is considered an RGB or a CMYK device. It is most likely RGB. I believe your Pulse colorelite is the standard version which does not do CMYK so this is a consideration.
This is such a new printer that we haven't had a chance to get our hand on one, so I wish I could tell you more.
206.985-6837 ext #6
On Aug 30, 2006, at 6:25 AM, martin mitchell wrote:
A general question concerning the new 12 ink Canon iPF5000 inkjet printer.
1] Does the Pulse colorelite - standard,support the creation of external profiles for the Canon?
2]Does Monaco Gamut Works allow the use of profiles from the Canon?
Basically,is this Canon 12 ink printer compatible with the X-rite pulse software?
Hello Pat ,
The second question concerning the Monaco GamutWorks still troubles me could you enlighten me - maybe.
There has been a lot of discussion concerning profiling and the Canon iPF5000 on Luminous Landscape website at :-Pages 11 to 14 are most interesting.
Thanks for your help
Still waiting for reply.