[Openicc] GoSoC 2011: CPD and target printing

edmund ronald edmundronald at gmail.com
Mon May 9 02:38:19 PDT 2011

Ok, here is a use case:

 I am a hobby photographer, or an art printing service house.
 I get in some  new heavy Acme media which looks nice but looks like it will
soak up more ink than what I am using.
 I set the CPD to "Epson Heavy Matte" and indeed when it prints with the
associated profile black is not yet really black.
 So I go to the "advanced" CPD tab, increase density, save the setting back
out under "Acme Super Heavy Matte", and print a profile target, check that
on target blacks are black, run a profile, use the advanced CPD to associate
the profile with the new settings, and now "Acme Super Heavy Matte" can be
used without complication from the "simple printing" tab of the CPD.


On Mon, May 9, 2011 at 3:52 AM, Robert Krawitz <rlk at alum.mit.edu> wrote:

> On Mon, 09 May 2011 11:48:08 +1000, Graeme Gill wrote:
> > Robert Krawitz wrote:
> >> I don't agree with this reasoning.  I think it's important to have all
> >> such options available from all programs with a print dialog; we
> >> should figure out how to present them most effectively.
> >
> > My view is both to agree and disagree: I think that the ability to
> > setup a printer is something that should be put in well tested and
> > maintained code paths and be universally available, rather than
> > relegated to "optional" component that will probably fall into
> > disrepair, or make it hard to access or be inconsistent with the
> > normal printing path.
> >
> > On the other hand, I don't see anybody changing such detailed
> > settings arbitrarily on a print by print basis. The practical way of
> > handling printer setup is with a labelled configuration. The
> > configuration choice would be what can be set from the normal
> > printing dialogue, while creating or altering a configuration would
> > be a separate step "edit/create printer configuration". Where such
> > configuration information would be kept, and the method for
> > accessing and changing it is an interesting technical
> > question. Ideally it should be a remotely available operation, so
> > that creating or examining printing configurations can be done from
> > any place that you can print a document from, accessible from the
> > usual printer information GUI.
> I have no problem with that.  After all, if you really need to, you
> can create a new configuration from the editor.
> _______________________________________________
> openicc mailing list
> openicc at lists.freedesktop.org
> http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/openicc
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/openicc/attachments/20110509/a4968b90/attachment-0001.htm>

More information about the openicc mailing list