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Old 06-08-2015, 08:28 AM
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Re: soft proofing settings help

Well stated jrevere!

Soft proofing was never about a perfect match, most users can't even get a close match thanks to the software products that are supposed to allow them to match a print but provide limited controls to do so, like preset white balance values, no control over contrast ratio, a system where only ONE calibration target can be used. When setup properly, a soft proof is quite different when on than off, something useful is happening here!

If you work in ProPhoto RGB or even Adobe RGB (1998), you are foolish to think the preview you see on-screen represents the output to any printer. Soft proofing gets you closer to a match. I'll take a 94% visual match over a 89% match any day of the week. And if you're going to convert to an output color space, how on earth would you select the rendering intent if you didn't soft proof? Does anyone here really feel with many images, it makes no difference if the output forces Perceptual vs. RelCol on any or all conversions? Really?
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No, soft proofing is necessary, but it is only necessary if you're getting paid for it.
I'd reword that to say, it is mostly necessary if you're paying for the output.
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We print hundreds of orders everyday, and most of our clients send in files that are too dark because what they see on their monitor is too bright. If your system is setup properly, what you get on your inkjet should be close to the proper density. The only issue that would remain are colors that an offset printer can't reproduce - an inkjet has more color capability than your average offset press.
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and may i know what the settings of soft proofing do you use?

black point compensation ON
simulate paper color ON
simulate black ink ON
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Old 06-08-2015, 09:38 AM
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With the right product, that's exactly what one does. Enter SpectraView software driving an NEC SpectraView reference display system. Set contrast ratio to better simulate paper white, not max white or black the display can produce, build as many as you need for as many paper's you use. Switch on the fly in the software which updates the calibration in the panel and loads the ICC profile for that condition.
hi
i have x-rite colormunki http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...anagement.html

can't not use another software to create profiles like spectraview or basICColor display 5 , these software go in conflict

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never understood the w7 or w8.1 color management settings , if i create a profile with that software and x-rite , it's unless to set as default, windows can 't read the gamma correction or the colors corrected
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