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aaronchan

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How to use Device Link Profile correct?
« on: July 22, 2013, 10:15:56 AM »

Or should I say when do we use DL profile?

I use RGB printer driver most of the time for my fine art clients.
But when it comes to commercial job, sometimes I don't get the color as my client wants,
such as Chinese RED which is 100% M and Y.

As I remember, when CMYK file goes to the printer, it will go through the conversion process which will go through the L*ab space then back into the CMYK printer profile. I think that's the time the color has been converted. So if I use the DL profile, would it bypass that and help me to preserve 100% M and Y for the final output?

p.s. I have Wasatch RIP and i1Profiler which now can make DL profile.

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Re: How to use Device Link Profile correct?
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2013, 11:47:01 AM »

You could try using the source RGB to CMYK for a DLP but don't expect miracles. You have the tools, might as well try it. Ideally base the source on the RGB working space you are using.
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Re: How to use Device Link Profile correct?
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2013, 01:08:04 PM »

Thanks Andrew.

But please allow me to ask one more stupid question.
When I use a DL profile, I shouyld use it as an output (ptr) profile right?

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Re: How to use Device Link Profile correct?
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2013, 01:36:21 PM »

When I use a DL profile, I shouyld use it as an output (ptr) profile right?

Right.
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