In late Feb. 2011 I purchased an i1 extreme with the UV cut ( I was told by my dealer I needed the UV cut to help on papers/canvas with optical brighteners)
The software that came with the extreme installed clean but I was using a friends system who has Profile maker 5.0 installed to generate profiles until I received
the upgrade to publish. I am familiar with the process of creating a profile in 5.0. The target I used was 4P_TC1728-RGB. I was able to get excellent scans on any
paper and generate excellent profiles. My environment is PC win7 and so is the friends machine that has Profile maker 5.0
I have since received publish. The upgrade to the i1 measuring device went fine. But the results I am getting with the software are anything but stellar.
On any target scan, (so far I have generated 768, 1585, and 1728 in the new software), by the 16th line I am getting an error and the device will not swipe a color line.
I can still get the data in via spot scans, but this takes way too much time. On a 4 page target of 1728 I printed on Lexjet esatin from a 9880 I ended up having to do
spot scans 45% of the time.
When I finally get done with a scan, and save the measurements, then attempt to generate a profile, all of them are clearly bad. They have have gaping holes in the
3D view and when I proof with them, the colors look shifted or worse.
I was also under the impression I could import older targets like the 4P_TC1728 (which came from the profile 5.0 software) and use these. I was able to import the txt file
into publish and generate a target sheet, but when I attempt to create the profile from this scan, the publish software errors out and won't create anything. You can however
load a previous measurement file done on profile maker 5.0 of 4P_TC1728 and it will generate a clean profile. So far the only clean one I have seen.
Net, I can't get a complete page of colors swiped without having to go back and manually enter 40 to 45% of the lines spot by spot. When I finally get done and attempt to
generate a profile, the results are obviously terrible. i1 was closed Friday as was my dealer, so I have not been able to reach them.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. I am wondering if the i1 device I have with the UV cut is causing the problems and that I should not have been sold this.
My printing is on RC, Fiber, Canvas, some of which will have OBA's. Printers are 9880 and 7800. PC, win7 64 bit is where the publish software is installed. I also installed it on my older
XP machine but have gotten the same problems.
Paul Caldwell www.photosofarkansas.com
Based on how clean profile maker 5.0 works vs the trash I keep getting from publish, right now I am tempted to back down to profile maker 5.0.