There is a post on the Wiki discussion forum detailing how to trick Eye-One match into making a profile using the 4096 patch target from Bill Atkinson. This gets around at least one limitation of Eye-One Match compared to Profilemaker Pro. Apparently the result was quite good:
http://www.canonipf5000.wikispaces.com (Discussion Forum link from there)
I'm the person who tricked EyeOne Match into using the big Atkinson target, and it's not hard to do (well, the hard part is reading the huge target in, not making the profile).
1. Download target and reference file from www.billatkinson.com
(I used the 4096 patch option, because it was the biggest target that would fit on a 17 inch roll without going lengthwise and wasting paper (he also has a 5200+ patch target, but that one is on 3 12x19 inch sheets!).
2. Print target from photoshop plugin
3. Use MeasureTool (from ProfileMaker Pro, but functions in demo mode) to read the target in - it is on 3 12x17 inch sheets, and is so large that you actually have to turn the sheets around in the EyeOne backing board to read the last 15 or so strips on each sheet (the darn target is longer than the backing board). Remember that when reading those last 15 strips with the target upside down, you have to read from right to left instead of left to right. MeasureTool cares about orientation! I'll eventually build a bigger backing board! Measure Tool has a number of settings for reading targets, and here's what I used:
In the Configure dialog box: EyeOne found automatically-spectral ON (default)
In the measurement window: Strips with gaps (it lets you choose between individual patches (yeah, right!), strips without gaps (which requires a scrambled target with a lot of contrast between adjacent patches) and strips with gaps (which is what the Atkinson target is)
All settings correct, spend about 45 minutes reading in 128 strips of patches and wishing you owned an iO or an iSIS...
4. Save the measurement file - Save As in the MeasureTool file menu - save it anywhere you like, although I drop it in EyeOne Match's measurement files folder.
4. Trick EyeOne Match. Remove the original reference file for the 918 patch target to a safe place, then replace it with the Atkinson target reference file, renaming the Atkinson file to the exact name of the 918 patch file. Note that you are playing with REFERENCE files, not the measurement file you just made. EyeOne Match will use an arbitrarily named measurement file, but is picky that the reference file describing the target is in exactly the right place, with the right name.
5. Select the "918" patch reference file - you'll know you have the imposter loaded because EyeOne Match will show a picture of the Atkinson target.
6. Load the measurement file and build the profile...
I'm going to try replacing other reference files - I just appear to have replaced the "easy CMYK" test chart (with about 100 patches) with a 1788 patch CMYK chart - I wonder if THAT will work - guess I'll try profiling the laser printer and find out!
It looks like EyeOne in "photo" license mode is limited to four test charts (three RGB and one CMYK, but they can be any four charts you want if you're willing to use MeasureTool to read them)... I haven't tried profiling with any of these except the Atkinson 4096 yet, but my copy of EyeOne Match now thinks that its fout test charts are:
Its original 918 patch RGB chart
Atkinson's 1728 patch chart - the biggest chart that will fit on letter paper
Atkinson's 4096 patch chart
A 1788 patch CMYK chart replacing the sub-100 patch "Easy CMYK" chart.