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What color space can handle my printer?

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Old 01-28-2011, 09:17 AM
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Re: What color space can handle my printer?

Ok. Found it. Thanks. There are 8 files for my printer (probably for different versions)
I probably dont have the newest drivers installed, but I suppose that doesnt concern my printer color gamut.

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Old 01-28-2011, 09:24 AM
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Re: What color space can handle my printer?

OK, so the gamut of the printer is larger than Adobe RGB (1998) in greens and blues. Plotted here in red is Adobe RGB (1998). The colors that fall outside (in this part of the 3D graph) is your printer (I looked at all of them, they are all very similar). If you use Adobe RGB (1998), those colors you see cannot be reproduced on your printer. If you use ProPhoto, they can be edited and output.

http://digitaldog.net/files/CanonvsAdobe.jpg
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:36 AM
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Re: What color space can handle my printer?

Thanks. But I'm little bit confused by it... I should rather use wider color space ProPhoto instead of narrower Adobe RGB?
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Old 01-28-2011, 09:38 AM
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Re: What color space can handle my printer?

IF you use the red Adobe RGB gamut, all the colors you see in the plot outside it are colors your printer could reproduce you clipped by using Adobe RGB (1998).

The document (what ever captured the data, the gamut of the scene) is unknown. One can expect modern capture devices can record colors well outside of Adobe RGB (1998). In this discussion, the question is, does your printer exceed Adobe RGB (1998). The answer is no, not in greens and blues. You now need to reread that URL in my first post.
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Old 01-28-2011, 01:03 PM
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Re: What color space can handle my printer?

I read it. Its a great article, I'm slowly starting to understand it
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