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Old 10-08-2006, 09:43 PM
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Question Epson R2400 Color Management

Hi everyone,

I just bought the Epson R2400 and I need to find some way to get accurate enough with it so that I can use it as a proofer. Can anyone tell me what the best software for this might be? I have been looking at Imageprint 5 but it is very expensive and I'm unsure of the results. I really don't want to spend that amount of money only to find out that it doesn't work.

I would appreciate any feedback that you may have.


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Old 10-08-2006, 09:57 PM
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Re: Epson R2400 Color Management

Imageprint is great, and works well for the printers it covers (yours is sure to be one). But for proofing, even Imageprint won't be enough. For proofing you'd need hardware print calibration (I recommend Gretag/Macbeth). Even then an inkjet won't give a perfect rendering of press inks, but will be good enough for relational values.

Unless by "proofing" you mean quick prints that are close enough to the final product to show customers ("proof" is a funny word that way, two contradictory meanings). In which case it's fully possible the ICC profile provided by Epson might be enough, as long as you stick with their papers. Other paper (and ink, but I don't recommend that) suppliers can also provide profiles.
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Old 10-09-2006, 10:51 AM
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Re: Epson R2400 Color Management

Thanks Doug,

Yes, I did mean "proofer" as in "as close to a printing press as possible". I know that I can never have 100% accuracy with an inkjet printer, but I would like to get it somewhere in the vacinity of 93-95%. I want to put my money into good software and hardware instead of wasting it on something that won't help me.

I am unfamilar with the hardware side of print calibration but I will look into the ones you suggested. Thanks again,

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