As you may know, Onyx uses the marketing phrase “Print, Read, Next” for their print media characterization method. They do, in fact, acknowledge their simple steps are meant for average shop employees to achieve reasonable results and they suggest more sophisticated users may use their support plan. Therefore…
1) Do you typically use the Onyx-provided media models and their “Print, Read, Next” method and consider your printer(s) characterized or do you take your efforts to a higher level by creating your own media models and calibrating to certain gray scales and values and possibly, maybe the G7 system?
2) If you make a print of the Onyx-supplied test file using just calibration but without an ICC profile, is the the print gray-balanced and does it match among your multiple printers which use the RIP? (Onyx provides this test print option during the media set-up procedure.)
3) If a designer were to ask, can you provide them with your preferred CMYK and RGB color spaces along with your rich-black, and medium-gray values?
4) If you have multiple printers of the same model using the same ink and media, are you able to share the same ICC profile among them?
5) Do you tend to use an original ICC profile for a very long time (a few years) because you can keep your printers in a stable state or do you tend to generate new ICC profiles (more than 1 per year) to compensate for color drift?
Answer only what you care to. (Please know these questions are only for my personal research. I’m not selling anything. )
Thanks in advance!