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Need Help Question I Want To Make My Own Profiles

Discussion in 'RIP Software & Color Management' started by Bryce I, Nov 16, 2020.

  1. Bryce I

    Bryce I I'm Brie

    Jul 18, 2019
    Northern Ca.
    Ok I'm sick of my colors not popping the way they should. Does anyone have some tips or links for building or getting great profiles? I need some "for dummies" type step by step type stuff for this. I print all day, but don't know much at all about level adjustments or quality settings, or how the profiles work. But I want to learn. I recently upgraded from using generic profiles to downloading profiles that match up with the media from roland, but just learned that those too are "canned?" How do I get my hands on those good uncanned ones? (rubs palms together).
    Any tips or links would be much appreciated. Using Roland Versaworks 6x and a Truevis-vg-540
    Also: we haven't made the switch from truevis to truevis 2 yet. Should I wait until after the change to start leaning into new profiles?
  2. balstestrat

    balstestrat Active Member

    Aug 25, 2020
    Between the bits
    How much money have you got to invest for a spectro?
    Some RIP developers offer color management courses. There's a lot to it.
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  3. iPrintStuff

    iPrintStuff Prints stuff

    Sep 3, 2018
    United Kingdom
    Anything you download that hasn’t been created from your own prints on your own printer(s) isn’t ideal.

    You need to look into getting a spectro and creating your own profiles.
  4. netsol

    netsol Very Active Member

    Apr 26, 2016
    englishtown, nj
    if you use flexi, all you need is. a I1 pro, buy one on ebay

    if you will use xrite software, the license needs to be loaded in the spectro when you buy it

    probably, $250 - $500
  5. FireSprint.com

    FireSprint.com Trade Only Screen & Digital Sign Printing

    This can be a fun journey, but can also be a rabbit hole. There really is no end to the art and science of color. The more I learn, the more I realize how little I know...

    Best of luck to you!

    Profile building at FireSprint.gif
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  6. FireSprint.com

    FireSprint.com Trade Only Screen & Digital Sign Printing

  7. C5 Service&Repair

    C5 Service&Repair Member

    Jan 14, 2018
    Omaha, NE
    What profiles are you using? The VG prints great color right out of the box, so if you arent getting colors that 'pop', you might jut need to use a different media type 'profile', or different settings under the color management pull down.
    There are other possibilities like what color space your design software is using and what profile is being embedded.
    Post a few pics of your versaworks settings and your design software color space settings
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  8. KatePhillips

    KatePhillips Member

    Jan 22, 2019
    Halifax NS
    I also found experimenting with the Color Management dropdown in Versa helped get some POP
  9. Pauly

    Pauly Colour Guru

    Feb 14, 2016
    I dont think you're going to find a "colour management for dummies" anywhere.
    There's a lot of poor info on colour management on the internet. There's also very little good knowledge.
    90% of the stuff you'll find is "print a chart, read it, save profile, print" or something along those lines. When yes that's the absolute basic way of doing it. it's not always going to work well.
    When i first started, the "print - read - next" method seemed good, until i learnt what i was actually doing and how to tweak for optimum results.

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