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Discussion in 'Epson' started by toodark, Jul 8, 2020.

  1. toodark

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    Just had our new Epson setup and for the life of me I can not find a generic ICC profile. Who develops a good ICC profile. I am not strong in that arena nor do I have the correct equipment at the moment. we have the couple I found are only CMYK and not taking advantage of the full color set of this printer. Any advice on someone who can develop a decent ICC profile for me?
     
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  2. yannb

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    Hi, all the media profiles you download for this printer with Edge Dashboard are CMYK. Right after the ripping process the Epson halftoning libraries convert CMYK to all 9 colors.
     
  3. Bly

    Bly Very Active Member

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    Also get the Epson wide gamut input profile - you'll notice a difference.
     
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  4. HaleYeah

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    What are you using for your rip? I have it set to use the embedded ICC profiles. Assumed input source profiles set to (RGB) Adobe RGB 1998 / (CMYK) U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) / (GRAYSCALE) U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) v2.
     
  5. toodark

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    Sorry. Meant to add. flex using is the RIP I’m using
     
  6. toodark

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    Where do I find that?
     
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  8. yannb

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    Yes, works brilliantly for regular CMYK input. One thing to remember though is to disable the use of embedded profiles :)
     
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    Would this practice completely change things like skin tones in images?
     
  10. ColorCrest

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    It may help to know the EpsonWideCMYK_Ver2.icc is not an "input" class profile but an "output" class profile, and is designated as such when inspected. However, one may certainly use it as a working color space for their designs and thus it could be considered "input" to a RIP to be honored or not, depending upon color management settings to do so.

    Understand the profile is specific to Epson's wide color space they've created from, and for, their certain machines. To be the most accurate, machines in the wild will need to be calibrated close to what Epson used at the time they created the profile.

    When one is creating designs in CMYK mode, the CMYK profile used as the working space is tantamount to working in the destination printer color space. CMYK profiles are output profiles and represent printers with the same calibration and gamut.

    A question becomes; "What if I have other destinations for my designs besides my EpsonWideCMYK machines?"

    Most people know the answer which is to create designs in a wide gamut RGB space and put color management to use everywhere.
     

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  11. yannb

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    It only slightly changes skin tones.
     

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