[Openicc] GoSoC 2011: CPD and target printing

edmund ronald edmundronald at gmail.com
Tue May 3 15:35:26 PDT 2011

On Wed, May 4, 2011 at 12:02 AM, Kai-Uwe Behrmann <ku.b at gmx.de> wrote:
> Am 03.05.11, 23:29 +0200 schrieb edmund ronald:
>> On Tue, May 3, 2011 at 11:10 PM, Ann McCarthy <almccart at lexmark.com>
>> wrote:
>>> So you are proposing that 'ink settings' are one of the printer setup
>>> characteristics that exist in a workflow data container, and then also
>>> can
>>> be pulled into a profile as it is built using the particular ink
>>> settings.
>>> How about a function that supports "selectively initialize the printer
>>> setup
>>> for this new profile - including ink settings -- from this x existing
>>> profile"?
>> I would respectfully suggest an alternative, namely a set of
>> command-line accessors that can embed (with substitution) and extract
>> ink settings from an "enriched profile". These command-line tools
>> could then be deployed to create the enriched system profiles,
>> whatever the profiling system used, and indeed profiling could easily
>> be done on another system:
>> addinkset <input-xml-inkset-file> <input-profile.icc>
>> <output-enriched-profile.icc>
>> getinkset <input-enriched-profile.icc> <output-inkset-xml-file>
> interessting suggestions
> A target could be prepared with other specialised tools.
> tiff2target target.tif -o=target.pdf
> --device-profile="output-enriched-profile.icc"
> pdf2target target.pdf -o=target.pdf
> --device-profile="output-enriched-profile.icc"
> "target.pdf" would simply be printed with CPD without any manual
> intervention.
> kind regards
> Kai-Uwe Behrmann
> --
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Tiff2target is a nice suggestion. I wish we could make it for Mac OS X.
My feeling however is that we still need a user-level invocation of
the DeviceSpace printing to be possible directly from the GUI of any
app, and in particular from GIMP, and also save and load ink settings
if an extended print dialog is available with them as there is today.


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