[Openicc] Gutenprint mission ... Printer profiling workflow

Kai-Uwe Behrmann ku.b at gmx.de
Tue May 15 06:37:43 PDT 2012

Am 15.05.12, 23:23 +1000 schrieb Graeme Gill:
> Kai-Uwe Behrmann wrote:
>> Does ArgyllCMS have a print client for Gutenprint?
> No, nor is it likely gain one in the near future.
> Argyll currently creates platform independent charts
> ie. PS, EPS & TIFF files. Conceavably it could create PDF files.
> If there was a standard way of tagging these files as to how
> they should be treated, then they could be submitted in any
> number of ways with some confidence that they will work as intended.
> Currently, it's up to the user to figure out how to turn the
> appropriate color processing off.
> [It would be nice to get Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, etc. etc. to
> agree on this though :-)]

If I understood Michael Sweet from Apple correctly, then the OutputIntent 
inside a PDF is intented to interprete DeviceXXX/ numbers as is, without 
implicite colour convertion. Assumedly Adobe stands behind the PDF/A,E,X 

However that mechanism does not touch the more basic driver states 
you proposed for calibration. Unfortunately the ICC spec has an issue with 
n-channel to what you call logical print channel conversion in the current 
specification. Without that calibration software could simply send 
DeviceN/ to printers in order to measure native behaviour.

kind regards

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