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HP Designjet 5500mfp Color Manual

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Color Reproduction

for the HP Large Format Color Copier products family:
cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner
Please download the latest
Pantone tables from the
technical support section of:
http://www.designjet.hp.com
Notes about the document
The settings and examples described in this document apply to the HP Large Format Color Copiers family
with HP DesignJet Scan software version 2.6.4 or later.

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  • Page 1: Color Reproduction

    Please download the latest Pantone tables from the technical support section of: http://www.designjet.hp.com Notes about the document The settings and examples described in this document apply to the HP Large Format Color Copiers family with HP DesignJet Scan software version 2.6.4 or later.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    3.1.2.4 Electronics ... 31 3.1.3 Touch Screen... 32 3.1.4 Large Format Printer... 33 3.1.5 Final Image ... 34 Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner Contents ... 5 ... 7 ... 10 ROUBLESHOOTING ...
  • Page 3 3.5.3 Sharpen... 55 3.5.4 Blur ... 55 3.6 W ORKING WITH HICK 4. GLOSSARY... 59 Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner ? ... 37 ... 47 OLOR : B&W... 54 ... 56 EDIA ...
  • Page 4: Introduction To The Document

    We hope this document will be useful for you and will help you to succeed in your business. Best regards, HP Designjet printers Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner...
  • Page 5: Color Copying Guidelines

    Is the glass plate clean and free from dust? If not, or not sure, please follow the scanner maintenance manual to clean it. Typically, vertical lines appear in the copy if the glass plate is not clean enough. Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner...
  • Page 6: Printer

    If necessary, replace any empty cartridges; there is no need to do a Closed Loop Color or Printhead Alignment afterwards. Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner...
  • Page 7: Touch Screen

    Pictorial (B&W Photo; Cad Drawing with clean white background (Line; Text or Line Art with clean white background (Line; Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner Color Photo...
  • Page 8 600dpi to avoid picture artifacts. See discussion in section 2.3.1.2. Low (Scan) or Fast (Copy) Normal High (Scan) or Best (Copy) Other: …………. Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner (-6 to +6): ……. Cyan : ……….. : .….………...
  • Page 9 Non Inkjet (Offset, Traditional Photography, Laser Printer, …) (Optional) Do you think you need to enhance grays? If unsure, select No. For further information, see section 2.3.2.2. Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner...
  • Page 10: Running A Job: Operator Settings

    Copy and Scan tab) and most of them keep their value when you move from one If you select Copy you should follow the guidelines to Scan followed by the ones to Print. Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner Selected...
  • Page 11: Scanning

    (see figure below). You can also increase the details of the image by selecting the Zoom buttons in the Preview pane. Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner Zoom buttons...
  • Page 12: Type Of Original (1.2)

    B&W or Color, you may choose between different “type of original” templates: • Color scanning o Color Photo o Brochure o Map o Cad Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner Lightness 0 Lightness +6 12/12...
  • Page 13 2.2, is enough to obtain a good scan and, subsequently, a good print. A description of when each type of original should be used is provided in the following tables. Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner 13/13...
  • Page 14 Lines may be thin, and should be copied as sharply as possible. The same image enhancements of the Map type are applied. 14/14 Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner...
  • Page 15 Sepia This option uses the same principles as Blueprint but it is designed for sepia color backgrounds. 15/15 Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner...
  • Page 16 To create your own new type of original, please refer to sections 3.4 and 3.5 of the Annex. Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner 16/16...
  • Page 17: Scan Resolution (1.4)

    600dpi resolution is needed. If the image contains fine details (CAD drawings, fine art, maps), you may consider scanning at a higher resolution. 17/17 Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner...
  • Page 18: Printing

    2.3.2.1 Printer and Media Profile (2.1 and 2.2) Printer name and Media profile can be specified in the Setup tab, as shown in the picture below. Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner 18/18...
  • Page 19: Print Quality (2.3), Ink Printer Original (2.4), Enhance Gray (2.5)

    If the original is a traditional silver-halide photo, or comes from an offset press, a laser printer or some other printer rather than inkjet, then this option should not be set. 19/19 Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner...
  • Page 20: Additional Operating Recommendations

    Rescan button. You can verify the scanner detection in “Setup-> Scan Options-> Scanner-> Rescan Bus”. Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner Enhance Gray ”...
  • Page 21 21/21 Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner...
  • Page 22: Post-Job Recommendations And Troubleshooting

    5. The background results colored when copying newspapers 6. Vertical Bands appear in the copy 7. A B&W image appears greenish (or pinkish, or bluish) Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner with care, letting completely.
  • Page 23: The Colors Of The Copy Are Very Different From The Original

    Advanced Gray Balance window in the Media Profile Scan or Copy modifying the RGB settings. Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner Are you viewing the copy in the expected viewing conditions?
  • Page 24: Grays Are Wrong In A Color Copied Image

    B&W copying you should use either Sepia or Blueprint type of original. 24/24 Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner...
  • Page 25: Vertical Bands Appear In The Copy

    If this does not solve the problem, consider copying in Color mode. If the problem persists, follow the steps described in section 2.4.2.2. 25/25 Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner...
  • Page 26: Annex

    3) The color transformation and image enhancement engine (Touch Screen) 4) The image producer (large format printer) 5) The reproduced or final image Scanner Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner Touch Screen Storage Final Image...
  • Page 27: Original

    • According to the color content: o Color images o Monochromatic images: Black and white Sepia Blueprint Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner Dry ink (toner): laser printers Liquid ink: Digital Press 27/27...
  • Page 28 Finally, it is very important to make sure that, if the original has been recently printed, it is completely dry before using it. Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner 28/28...
  • Page 29: Large Format Scanner

    It consists of a light source, a paper movement mechanism, two RGB image sensors (cameras) and the electronics required to process the data from the sensors. Light source Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner Vision strip Image sensors...
  • Page 30: Light Source

    The optics part of a camera is a series of mirrors and lenses that enable the small CCD to see 22" of the original. Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner and a tri-linear CCD (Charge-Coupled Device), which are the...
  • Page 31: Electronics

    • number of hours of usage, • types of original loaded (some originals dirt the glass plate more than others), • variations of temperature and humidity. Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner 31/31...
  • Page 32: Touch Screen

    • the Toolbar, a set of command buttons at the bottom, used to start/stop various actions (e.g. see a preview image, start copying). Preview Window Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner Toolbar Control Section...
  • Page 33: Large Format Printer

    A picoliter is equal to one millionth of one millionth of a liter. It is similar to a nanogram of ink (one millionth of a milligram). Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner Desired...
  • Page 34: Final Image

    Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner Ink menu -> Color Calibration -> Calibrate Paper Printer menu ->...
  • Page 35: Overall System

    Any modification to such settings may produce a copy that is not perceptually similar to the original, but may be desirable for some other reasons (more vivid colors, darker or lighter image). Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner 35/35...
  • Page 36: Image Enhancement

    3.4. Image Enhancement is optional and should only be selected if necessary, as the final image may result not coherent with the original. Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner 36/36...
  • Page 37: Which Colors Can Be Reproduced

    HP Designjet 5500 printers on High Gloss Photo and Heavy Coated media. Please note that the result may vary if a different original, a different media or a not well-calibrated printer is used. Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner 37/37...
  • Page 38 HP Designjet 500/800 with High Gloss Photo paper (HP Q1427A) HP Designjet 500/800 with Heavy Weight Coated paper (C6030A) 38/38 Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner...
  • Page 39 HP Designjet 105x with High Gloss paper (Q1427A) HP Designjet 105x with Heavy Weight Coated paper (C6030A) 39/39 Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner...
  • Page 40 HP Designjet 5500 with High Gloss Photo paper (C6963A) HP Designjet 5500 with Heavy Weight Coated paper (C6030A) 40/40 Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner...
  • Page 41: Guidelines To Create Or Validate A Media Profile

    If “Setup tab -> Options -> Quick select lists” is selected then press the Tool button. 3. Press the Add Media Profile button. Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner 41/41...
  • Page 42 (e.g. if you think that the ramp at position 0.8 is too bluish and at 1.0 is too reddish, you can specify 0.9) Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner 42/42...
  • Page 43 256 entries: the entries are taken as fix points for a transfer function, meaning that values in between them will be calculated by the LUT Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner file format...
  • Page 44 12. Press the Enter key to accept the new name and start scanning the color sheet. When completed, the new media profile will be in the list of available media profiles. Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner 44/44...
  • Page 45: How To Validate An Existing Media Profile

    5. Once the Color Sheet is dry, load it as pointed out in step 10 of the procedure in section 3.3.1 and press Next. The scanning will Start. Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner 45/45...
  • Page 46 You can use the Delete button to delete media profiles (only user created profiles can be deleted). You can use the Rename button to rename media profiles (only user created profiles can be renamed). Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner 46/46...
  • Page 47: Creating A New Type Of Original: Color

    Please also refer to the values defined in paragraph 1.3 of section 2.2. Please note that when creating or modifying a type of original, the color accuracy between original and copy can be compromised. 47/47 Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner...
  • Page 48: Method

    (grayer). It can be used to compensate for faded originals. Possible values range from -6 to +6. Saturation - 6 Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner Saturation 0 Saturation + 6...
  • Page 49: Color Balance

    RGB mode the appearance of the image changes slightly, whilst when moving towards negative values, the image Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner negative value results in a … image...
  • Page 50 Please remember that Orange and Brown lie between Red and Yellow, and Violet is between Magenta and Blue. Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner Should move to … values Green Blue Should move to …...
  • Page 51 The following picture shows the effects of increasing the RGB values of an image: +G +B Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner +R +G +R +B 51/51...
  • Page 52: Black Enhancement

    The strength of the sharpening is controlled by its value. Valid values range from 0 to 6. Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner 52/52...
  • Page 53: Blur

    Note that now there is no “augmented noise” in the text area, with respect to when only sharpening was applied. Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner 53/53...
  • Page 54: Creating A New Type Of Original: B&W

    (which is the user specified lightness value described in section 3.5.2). There will be no gray levels in the output. Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner 54/54...
  • Page 55: Lightness

    (see the explanation in section 3.4.8). Valid values range from 0 to 12. All comments made in section 3.4.8 regarding the combined usage of sharpening and blurring apply here as well. Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner 55/55...
  • Page 56: Working With Thick Media

    If the lines are uneven, do the following: 1. Select the Setup tab and press the Scan Options button. 2. Press the Scanner button. Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner 56/56...
  • Page 57 Normal position to allow it to auto-adjust. Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner 57/57...
  • Page 58 When combining thick media handling (paper guide in extended position) with Auto Size Detection, the size detection should be done separately by running a preview scan before the final copy or scan. 58/58 Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner...
  • Page 59: Glossary

    Image Enhancement Inkjet printer Lightness Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner Image enhancement feature that whitens all areas above a defined lightness level. Typically used to avoid noise, stains or wear marks.
  • Page 60 Thick media Touch Screen Type of original Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner A Look-Up Table (LUT) file. It correlates n-dimensional entries to m-dimensional outputs. In this instance, it correlates a 1-dimensional entry (the lightness) with a 3- dimensional output (the corresponding Red, Green and Blue values).
  • Page 61 Avenida Graells, 501 08174 Sant Cugat del Vallès Spain Color Reproduction for the HP Large Format Color Copiers family: cc800ps, 815mfp, 5500mfp and 4200 scanner Hewlett-Packard assumes no responsibility for any errors that may appear in this document nor does it make expressed or implied...

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