Material profiling is assigning an imaging configuration to your media to make sure that it will reproduce the same color consistently. Creating a profile for each label media will allow for perfect color matching along with a cost savings to the customer by optimizing the ink usage.
Through assigning a profile in Wasatch SoftRIP, you will be including factors that affect the print such as the media, printer, inkset, settings, and more. The first step called linearization, determines the correct amount of each ink to lie down on the material. To compensate for dropping too much or too little ink on the paper, the RIP software is calibrated to release the exact amount of ink from the following calibration window.
The user will follow a process of printing the following color chart and scanning it with their spectrophotometer.
This process will continue until the following dotted ink lines allign with the diagonal black line. Dotted ink lines below the baseline signal too much ink usage and the reverse for ink shortages. Not all media is perfect, thus matte stocks will not be as accurate as glossy stocks.
Once the ICC profile has been generated from the profiling software, the user will import it into SoftRIP and match it to the linearization by accessing the Color Transforms window.
After the imaging configuration is complete, the user will need to print the profile test below followed by scanning it with a Densitometer.
Creating this image configuration for each printer and media is necessary to maximize your ink usage and print the correct pallets of colors.
Niceware offers material profiling services that can build a configuration for your printer and media. This value adding service is perfect for printer manufacturers and material companies looking to provide accurate color for their customers.
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