[Openicc] Named color profiles

Graeme Gill graeme at argyllcms.com
Mon Apr 11 16:52:25 PDT 2011

Chris Murphy wrote:
> The device values are optional. They make sense if the device is very consistent, and
> the conventional conversion from PCS to device values through an output device profile
> is not ideal - which is not uncommon. The device values allow someone to fine tune the
> resulting simulation of the named color. It's a tedious sort of enterprise but it has
> some merit for those who want to go that route.

Yep, they are there to cater for what Pantone used to do (I'm not sure
they still do it) where they would take a device and "hand tune"
their pallette for it. A very lucrative business for a while
I guess, at thousands of dollars per machine, per media.
Rather obsoleted by color profiles though.

Graeme Gill.

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