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How do you profile for reflective and translucent?

Discussion in 'RIP Software & Color Management' started by Gene@mpls, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. Gene@mpls

    Gene@mpls Very Active Member

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    Refl and trans need more color of course to avoid looking washed out. I
    understand that you can profile for the media- but that would be different,
    right? Maybe I am having a senior moment but I think I have been approaching this wrong. I am suddenly very confused. Thanks Gene

    I know that one way of doing translucent is to print and then overlay the
    same print on clear but I don't do a lot of monument type signs- more smaller
    inserts for lightboxes, readerboards, ATMs and that ilk.
     
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  2. P Wagner

    P Wagner Very Active Member

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    Translucent media is best profiled using a transmissive spectrophotometer, such as a DTP41T. Your i1 Pro is a reflective spectro, and is not the best type of device to use for that media. Reflective media can be problematic for reflective instruments as well.
     
  3. e.borri

    e.borri New Member

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    The suggested way, using a transmissive spectrophotometer, is the right one!
    Talking about spectrophotometers, I saw great results using the Barbieri Spectro LFP. Here's the producer's page: http://www.barbierielectronic.com/p_spectroLFP.htm

    Ciao
    Enzo
     
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