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Contents About the Documentation Introduction About this manual Key features of ColorWise Chapter 1: Fiery Color Management Managing color on the Fiery Combine Separations Rendering styles RGB Source Proﬁle RGB Separation CMYK Simulation Proﬁle CMYK Simulation Method Output proﬁle Pure Black Text/Graphics Black Overprint Spot Color Matching PostScript printer driver for Windows and Mac OS...
viii Contents Using Calibrator Starting Calibrator Expert Mode Restoring default calibration measurements Calibrating the Fiery with the DTP41 Calibrating the Fiery with the DTP32 Using the EFI Spectrometer ES-1000 and EFI Densitometer ED-100 Setting up the ES-1000 Setting up the ED-100 Calibrating the Fiery with the ES-1000 or ED-100 Using AutoCal and ColorCal Calibrating with ColorWise Pro Tools and AutoCal or ColorCal...
ix Contents Using Spot On (Fiery Graphic Arts Package option) Starting Spot On Using the Spot On main window Working with existing colors Creating custom colors Downloading custom color groups Uploading custom color groups Editing color values Using a measurement instrument to target colors Saving changes and exiting Spot On Color Setup Setting default ColorWise options...
The term “Fiery” is used in this manual to refer to the Fiery EX12/EX2000d Color Server. The term “copier/printer” is used to refer to the device supported by the Fiery. “Aero” is used in illustrations throughout this manual to represent the Fiery.
RGB data with no source information. • Deﬁne whether RGB data is converted into the full gamut of the copier/printer or whether it is ﬁrst converted into the gamut of another device, such as a press standard.
Downloading ICC proﬁles to the Fiery enables the Fiery to simulate a custom press (or another copier/printer), as well as accurately print colors from a particular monitor or a scanner. In addition, you can create customized ICC proﬁles for the copier/printer.
1-1 Managing color on the Fiery The ﬁrst part of this chapter describes the options available from the Chapter 1: color management system and explains how to customize the color settings for your Fiery Color particular needs. It provides descriptions of the preset ColorWise default settings and Management covers additional options for users who need to customize ColorWise.
1-2 Fiery Color Management Fiery color management generates CMYK data to be sent to the copier/printer. The following diagram illustrates the print options in the Fiery color management process that affect color data conversions. You access these print options when you send a print job to the Fiery.
1-3 Managing color on the Fiery Settings for the following options can be speciﬁed via print options when you send a job to the Fiery. Some can also be set as defaults by the administrator during Fiery Setup or using ColorWise Pro Tools. Settings speciﬁed via print options override the defaults.
Adjusts CMYK color data to simulate an offset press standard or a custom color gamut deﬁned at your site. The Match Copy setting bypasses Fiery calibration to match a copy made from the copier glass. Choosing None bypasses simulation (see page 1-9).
1-5 Managing color on the Fiery Fiery color print option Black Overprint On/Off (Default set at Setup) Black Overprint Style Text/Text & Graphics Spot Color Matching On/Off (Default set at Setup or with ColorWise Pro Tools) Image Smoothing Automatic/Off/On/Below 90–300 ppi Detailed explanations of how these and other settings affect your print jobs are provided in subsequent sections of this chapter.
1-6 Fiery Color Management Rendering styles The Rendering Style option speciﬁes a CRD for color conversions. You can modify the Rendering Style option to control the appearance of images, such as prints from ofﬁce applications or RGB photographs from Adobe Photoshop. The Fiery allows you to select from the four rendering styles currently found in industry standard ICC proﬁles.
1-7 Managing color on the Fiery RGB Source Proﬁle The RGB source proﬁle data in your document so that the appropriate color conversion can occur on the Fiery. Commonly used monitor color spaces are available from the driver and from the ColorWise Pro Tools Proﬁle Manager.
The two choices available for this option determine whether RGB data is converted into the full gamut of the copier/printer (output) or is ﬁrst converted into the gamut of another digital printer or press standard (Simulation). This feature is helpful for making one device behave like another for RGB data.
1-9 Managing color on the Fiery • converts all RGB colors into the CMYK color space for a speciﬁed Simulation simulation (make sure to select the desired simulation with the CMYK Simulation Proﬁle print option). CMYK Simulation Proﬁle The CMYK Simulation Proﬁle print option allows you to print press proofs or simulations.
If you do so, the new customized output proﬁle is applied to all data in the print job. Changing the output proﬁle only does not affect its associated calibration target (since the target is based on a copier/printer model). You can edit D-Max values of the calibration target separately (see page 3-6).
1-11 Managing color on the Fiery You can use the ColorWise Pro Tools Proﬁle Manager to download your own output proﬁle to the Fiery (see page 3-4). Downloaded output proﬁles are at ﬁrst associated with the calibration target that is tied to the default output proﬁle. As mentioned above, you can edit calibration target D-Max values separately.
(CMYK = 0%, 0%, 0%, 100%) by the Microsoft PostScript Level 3 driver for Windows 2000/XP. To print this single-color black at the maximum toner density of the copier/printer, set the Pure Black Text/Graphics option to On. Black Overprint The Black Overprint option lets you specify whether or not black text—deﬁned as RGB = 0, 0, 0, or as CMYK = 0%, 0%, 0%, 100%—overprints colored backgrounds.
—The Fiery uses a built-in table to generate the closest CMYK matches of spot colors your copier/printer can produce. (New tables are generated when you add new output proﬁles.) If you have the Graphics Art option installed, the Fiery uses the CMYK matches determined through Spot On (see Spot colors not included in the built-in table are treated as CMYK.
—The Fiery uses a built-in table or, if you have the Fiery Graphic Arts Package option, the Spot On color dictionaries (see of the PANTONE colors that your copier/printer can produce. The PANTONE number is printed below each swatch. •...
1-15 PostScript printer driver for Windows and Mac OS Setting color management print options for Windows This section explains how to set Fiery color print options with the Adobe PostScript Printer Driver for Windows. This driver is a PostScript 3 printer driver that takes full advantage of the color features of the Fiery.
1-16 Fiery Color Management 3. Click Expert Settings. The Expert Color Settings ﬂowchart appears. This window displays additional color settings for the Fiery. Each option includes a menu from which you can select settings for your speciﬁc job. 4. Click Update to display the current Fiery settings. If Update does not appear, make sure that two-way communication is set up as described in the User Software Installation...
1-17 PostScript printer driver for Windows and Mac OS For most users, the default settings provide the right level of color control. For more information about individual print options, see Adobe PostScript printer driver for Mac OS This section explains how to set color management print options with the AdobePS printer driver for Mac OS, a PostScript 3 driver that takes full advantage of the color features of the Fiery and lets you save a set of print option settings.
1-18 Fiery Color Management The AdobePS driver includes the following Color Matching options. • —When this setting is used to print to the Fiery, ColorWise Color/Grayscale provides all color conversions on the Fiery. Typically, you should use this option when printing to the Fiery. •...
1-19 PostScript printer driver for Windows and Mac OS O SET IERY COLOR MANAGEMENT OPTIONS 1. In the AdobePS Print dialog box, choose Color Matching. Choose Color Matching 2. Choose Color/Grayscale from the Print Color menu. Choose Color/Grayscale...
1-20 Fiery Color Management 3. In the Printer Speciﬁc Options menus, choose settings for the print options described page 1-3. 4. If these settings are used regularly, click Save Settings to save them for subsequent jobs.
By connecting the instrument to the serial port on your computer, you can quickly measure calibration color patches and download measurements to the Fiery. For information on setting up and operating the DTP41 and DTP32, see You can also obtain measurements from the copier’s built-in scanner and calibrate EX12 using AutoCal instrument and can be run from ColorWise Pro Tools or the Control Panel.
• Measurements represent the actual color behavior of the copier/printer. • Calibration sets are sets of measurements. • A calibration target that describes the expected behavior of the copier/printer is contained in each output proﬁle. Once you have calibrated the Fiery, a calibration set is stored. This calibration set will be used when it is associated with an output proﬁle.
Measurements Measurement ﬁles contain numerical values that correspond to the toner density produced by the copier/printer when it prints solid cyan, magenta, yellow, and black, and graduated tints of those colors. To create a measurement ﬁle, ﬁrst print a page of color patches. Then measure the patches using either a color measurement instrument connected to a computer on the network or, if it is available, the print device’s scanner.
You should also calibrate the Fiery after copier/printer maintenance. However, because the copier/printer may be less stable immediately after maintenance, wait until you have printed approximately 50 pages before you calibrate.
100 percent to zero percent. If the solid density patches (100% cyan, magenta, yellow, or black) look less saturated with time, show the pages to your copier/printer service technician to ﬁnd out whether adjusting the copier/printer can improve output.
2-6 Color Calibration Starting Calibrator You start Calibrator from the ColorWise Pro Tools main window. ALIBRATE THE IERY USING ALIBRATOR 1. Start ColorWise Pro Tools and connect to the Fiery. Spot On is only available if you have installed the Fiery Graphic Arts Package option.
2-7 Using Calibrator 2. Click Calibrator. The Calibrator window appears. Calibration methods appear here You can use the Calibrator window controls to perform the calibration method of your choice. Procedures for each calibration method are described in sections later in this chapter.
2-8 Color Calibration Expert Mode You can set the Calibrator to either Standard or Expert Mode. You can perform all essential calibration tasks while in Standard Mode. Expert Mode offers two additional options: Print Pages and View Measurements. Calibration methods appear here With the Print Pages option, you can print a calibration Comparison Page showing the results of the new measurements with any proﬁle associated with the currently selected...
2-9 Using Calibrator With the View Measurements option, you can view the current set of measurements as a table or as a graph that shows both the measurements and the target curves. Output proﬁle name appears here When more than one proﬁle uses the same target, an additional menu called Plot Against appears in the upper-right corner of the dialog box.
Using the ColorWise Pro Tools Calibrator application and the DTP41 spectrophotometer, you can quickly measure color patches generated by the copier/printer and automatically download these measurements to the Fiery. Before using ColorWise Pro Tools and the DTP41 to calibrate the Fiery, follow...
17/A3 for 34 Sorted Patches. In the Input Tray menu, choose the paper source. 6. Retrieve the measurement page from the copier/printer. 7. In the Get Measurements pane, click Measure. The Measurement Options dialog box appears, displaying the speciﬁed Page Type and...
2-12 Color Calibration 8. Click Measure. The Start dialog box appears. 9. If necessary, choose the appropriate COM port for the DTP41 from the Available Ports menu. Click Start Measurements. The Measurements dialog box appears. 10. Feed the measurement page into the DTP41, starting with the cyan strip. Align the page in the measurement page slot of the DTP41 so the appropriate color column is centered below the alignment mark (see the diagram on the page about 3 inches, past the front idler rollers, until it rests against the rear...
2-13 Using Calibrator 11. Click Read Strip. The DTP41 pulls the measurement page through automatically. Once the measurement page is read, Calibrator instructs you to insert and align the page again for the next color. 12. Repeat the measurement process for the magenta, yellow, and black strips. A check mark appears on the circle of the color just read, and the Status ﬁeld indicates that color was measured successfully.
2-14 Color Calibration Calibrating the Fiery with the DTP32 Using the DTP32, you can quickly measure color patches and download these measurements to the Fiery using ColorWise Pro Tools Calibrator. O CALIBRATE THE IERY USING THE 1. Start Calibrator. For instructions on starting Calibrator, see 2.
2-15 Using Calibrator 6. Retrieve the measurement page from the copier/printer. 7. Click Measure in the Get Measurements pane. The Measurement Options dialog box appears, displaying the speciﬁed Page Type and Paper Size options. 8. Click Measure. In the dialog box that appears, follow the directions for feeding the measurement page through the X-Rite DTP32.
2-16 Color Calibration Using the EFI Spectrometer ES-1000 and EFI Densitometer ED-100 The EFI Spectrometer ES-1000 is a hand-held spectral light 1000 accurately measures both the effective tool for calibrating the Fiery. The EFI Densitometer ED-100 is a hand-held instrument that measures the of printed ink and toner.
2-17 Using the EFI Spectrometer ES-1000 and EFI Densitometer ED-100 Setting up the ED-100 To use the ED-100 for calibration purposes, you must ﬁrst set it up for use with your computer. For complete instructions on setting up the ED-100, see the documentation that is included with the instrument.
In the Paper Size menu, the menu will automatically select LTR/A4 for 21 Patches or 17/A3 for 34 Patches. In the Input Tray menu, specify the paper source. 6. Retrieve the measurement page from the copier/printer. 7. Click Measure in the Get Measurements pane. The Measurements Options dialog box appears.
2-19 Using the EFI Spectrometer ES-1000 and EFI Densitometer ED-100 8. Choose Clicks Per Patch, Audio Feedback, and Port options, and then click Start. The Page Type menu automatically chooses the measurement page type that you printed in step 6. Use the arrow buttons next to the Clicks Per Patch ﬁeld to choose the number of measurements you want to take for each patch on the page.
2-20 Color Calibration If you have speciﬁed multiple clicks per patch, continue pressing Measure to take the required number of measurements. We recommend that you move the ES-1000 or ED-100 slightly after each measurement while keeping it within the patch circle. When the patch has been measured successfully, a checkmark appears in the patch preview in the Measurements window.
Calibrating with ColorWise Pro Tools and AutoCal or ColorCal EX12 When you run ColorCal from ColorWise Pro Tools, you have the option to calibrate the copier’s scanner before calibrating the Fiery itself. This option is not available for AutoCal. O CALIBRATE WITH OLOR 1.
The Page Type is automatically set to AutoCal Page or ColorCal Measurement Page. The Paper Size is automatically set to LTR/A4. 6. Retrieve the Measurement Page from the copier. 7. Click Measure in the Get Measurements pane. If you chose the AutoCal method, skip to step 11.
Place the Gray Scale face down on the copier glass so that it will be centered along the top edge of the scanner measurement page. Then place the Color Scale strip face down on the copier glass so it is centered below the Gray Scale strip, keeping a distance of 0.25 inch to 0.5 inch between the two strips.
7. When prompted, choose Yes to print the measurement page. This page is comprised of swatches of color that will be measured by the copier’s scanner and then compared to the target color values. After the page is printed, the Measure Page screen appears.
10. Place the color measurement page face-down over the grayscale strip. Place the page at the upper-left corner of the copier/printer glass. Slide the grayscale strip to the top center of the color measurement page. Make sure the patches on the grayscale strip do not overlap the color patches.
2-26 Color Calibration O REMOVE CALIBRATION FROM THE ONTROL ANEL 1. From the Fiery Control Panel, access the Calibration menu as described on page 2-24. 2. Choose Remove Calibration. 3. When prompted, verify that you want to proceed with removing calibration. The current measurements are removed and a default calibration is restored.
3-1 Proﬁle Manager Designed to give you ﬂexible control of color printing, ColorWise Pro Tools include Chapter 3: the following color management tools: ColorWise Pro Tools • Calibrator (see • Color Editor • Proﬁle Manager • Spot On (only available if you have installed the Fiery Graphic Arts Package) •...
Fiery. Simulation • contains copier/printer proﬁles that describe the connected copier/printer. Output For more information on output proﬁles, see Changing the Fiery default proﬁles affects all jobs for all users. You may want to limit the number of people authorized to use ColorWise Pro Tools by setting an Administrator password.
3-3 Proﬁle Manager Setting the default proﬁles The default proﬁles are applied to all print jobs sent to the Fiery, unless you override them using print options. Therefore, the defaults should be the most commonly used proﬁles. O SPECIFY A DEFAULT PROFILE 1.
3-4 ColorWise Pro Tools 3. In the Proﬁle Settings dialog box, click Default and click Apply. Proﬁle Settings dialog box for RGB Source (left) and Simulation (right) 4. Click OK. In the main Proﬁle Manager window, the target icon appears next to the new default proﬁle you speciﬁed.
3-5 Proﬁle Manager O DOWNLOAD A PROFILE 1. Start ColorWise Pro Tools and click the Proﬁle Manager. The left side of the main Proﬁle Manager windows lists the ICC proﬁles in the default directory of your workstation. • —Windows\System\Color Windows 9x/Me •...
Simulation or Output, consider how they will be used. If you want the Fiery prints to look like another printer, download that proﬁle as a Simulation. If you have a custom proﬁle of the copier/printer your Fiery is connected to, download that proﬁle as an Output proﬁle.
3-7 Proﬁle Manager O BACK UP PROFILES 1. Start ColorWise Pro Tools and click Proﬁle Manager. 2. Select the proﬁle on the Fiery to upload. The arrow in the middle of the Proﬁle Manager window turns green and points to the left, indicating the proﬁle is available for upload.
3-8 ColorWise Pro Tools Deﬁning proﬁles For Mac OS computers, before you can apply any downloaded or edited proﬁle to a print job, that proﬁle must be linked to one of the predeﬁned custom names, or you can set the proﬁle as the default for all print jobs (see setting default proﬁles, Ten names are available for custom proﬁles—Source-1 through Source-10 for RGB Source, Simulation-1 through Simulation-10 for Simulation, or Output-1 through Output-10 for Output.
3-9 Proﬁle Manager 2. Select DIC-new in the Simulation list, and click Proﬁle Settings or double-click DIC-new. 3. Select the “Appear in Driver as” option, choose one of the predeﬁned custom simulation names (Simulation-1 through Simulation-10) from the menu, and then click Apply.
3-10 ColorWise Pro Tools 4. Click OK. DIC-new will appear in driver as Simulation-1 Simulation-1 now appears under the “Appear in Driver as” column for DIC-new. Choosing Simulation-1 from the CMYK Simulation option of the printer driver applies the DIC-new simulation to the print job. If you do not deﬁne a custom simulation proﬁle, your job will print with CMYK Simulation Proﬁle set to None.
3-11 Color Editor Editing proﬁles Color Editor allows you to create custom proﬁles by editing existing simulation or output proﬁles and saving the changes as a new proﬁle. With Color Editor, you can ﬁne-tune a proﬁle on your Fiery to meet your exact speciﬁcations. You cannot edit source proﬁles;...
3-12 ColorWise Pro Tools O EDIT A SIMULATION PROFILE IN OUTPUT PROFILE IN USTOM 1. Start ColorWise Pro Tools and click Color Editor. 2. Choose Simulation or Output from the View menu. Simulation lists the simulation proﬁles resident on the Fiery, and Output lists the output proﬁles resident on the Fiery.
3-13 Color Editor 4. For a simulation proﬁle, choose Master from the Edit Mode menu. For an output proﬁle, choose Custom from the Edit Mode menu. For instructions for using Quick, Full (Source GCR), or Full (Output GCR) mode, see page 3-17.
3-14 ColorWise Pro Tools 5. Select the colors you want to edit by turning colors off and on. The Eye icon to the left of each color indicates whether that color is visible on the graph and will be affected by changes to the curves, brightness, and dot gain controls. You can view and edit all four colors (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black) at once, or any combination thereof.
3-15 Color Editor If you use Dot Gain values, apply the settings ﬁrst, so that the curves are deﬂected from their straight-line positions. Then make edits to the new curves. When you adjust Dot Gain values, all existing points on the curve are removed. A warning dialog box allows you to cancel Dot Gain settings before they are applied.
3-16 ColorWise Pro Tools For greater precision, you can type percentages in the Input and Output boxes or use the arrow keys on the keyboard to adjust the curve. To use the arrow keys, you must ﬁrst click the curve to establish an anchor point that serves as a reference. 9.
3-17 Color Editor O EDIT A SIMULATION IN UICK GCR) UTPUT MODE 1. Start ColorWise Pro Tools and click Color Editor. 2. Choose Simulation from the View menu, select the simulation proﬁle to edit, and then click Select. You can also open the Proﬁle Manager, select a simulation proﬁle, and click Edit.
Correcting gray balance EX12 The AutoGray feature lets you use the copier’s built-in scanner as a measurement device for correcting the gray balance of output proﬁles. Gray balance refers to the quality of neutral gray tones in a proﬁle. In many cases, gray tones may contain a bluish or reddish color cast.
3-19 Color Editor O CORRECT THE GRAY BALANCE OF AN OUTPUT PROFILE 1. Start ColorWise Pro Tools and click Color Editor. 2. Choose Output from the View menu. 3. Select a proﬁle to edit and click Select. You can also open the Proﬁle Manager, select a proﬁle, and then click Edit. 4.
The AutoGray dialog box appears. 9. Follow the directions in the dialog box for placing the Gray Scale strip and the AutoGray measurement page on the copier glass, and then click Continue. A message appears, displaying the progress of the gray balance adjustment.
3-21 Color Editor Checking edited proﬁles You can view a printed sample of a proﬁle before you save it to the Fiery by printing one of the following: • Comparison Page provided with ColorWise Pro Tools, which shows a comparison of images and colored patches with and without edits •...
The ColorWise Spot Color Matching option automatically matches spot colors with their best CMYK equivalents, so that spot colors can be simulated using the CMYK toner of the copier/printer. However, you may want to adjust the default CMYK equivalents to achieve a better match for your speciﬁc printing conditions.
3-23 Using Spot On (Fiery Graphic Arts Package option) O START 1. Start ColorWise Pro Tools and click Spot On. The Select Output Proﬁle dialog box appears. Output proﬁle names appear here 2. Choose the desired output proﬁle and click OK. The Spot On main window appears.
3-24 ColorWise Pro Tools Using the Spot On main window The Spot On main window displays a list of color groups which represent libraries of spot colors on the Fiery. Tool icons for working with colors appear at the top of the window.
3-25 Using Spot On (Fiery Graphic Arts Package option) O OPEN AND CLOSE A COLOR GROUP 1. To open a color group, click the icon to the left of the group name. You can also open a group by double-clicking the blank area to the right of the group name.
3-26 ColorWise Pro Tools Working with existing colors With Spot On, you can view and manage existing groups of colors on the Fiery. You can also search for a particular color in the Spot On list. Color groups in the Spot On window appear in order of their priority. Highest priority is given to color groups at the top of the list.
3-27 Using Spot On (Fiery Graphic Arts Package option) O FIND A SPECIFIC COLOR 1. Choose Find from the Edit menu. The Find dialog box appears. 2. Enter the name of the color you want to ﬁnd and click OK. Spot On searches for the speciﬁed color, starting from the top of the color list.
3-28 ColorWise Pro Tools O RENAME A CUSTOM COLOR OR COLOR GROUP 1. Select the Color Name or speciﬁc color you want to edit. 2. Type the new name exactly as it appears in the print job documents, including upper and lowercase characters and spaces, as needed.
3-29 Using Spot On (Fiery Graphic Arts Package option) Downloading custom color groups You can download custom color groups from your computer to the Fiery. Downloaded groups are added as custom groups to the Spot On color list and are enabled immediately for use on the Fiery.
3-30 ColorWise Pro Tools Uploading custom color groups You can upload custom color groups from the Fiery to your computer as ICC ﬁles. The upload feature allows you to share a group by creating a local copy that can be downloaded to another Fiery.
The Spot Color Search targets the exact CMYK toner equivalents required to simulate a desired spot color on the copier/printer. If an existing spot color is not printing as desired, you can modify the color values as needed to achieve your intended result.
This icon indicates that the center patch color lies at the edge of the copier/printer’s printable gamut and may not be reproducible. In such cases it is recommended that you use an approximate target that lies within the gamut, rather than the out-of-gamut color.
3-33 Using Spot On (Fiery Graphic Arts Package option) The Print Setup dialog box appears. 5. Choose Output Style, Paper Size, and Paper Tray options. For Output Style, choose between Color Search Pattern and Color Neighbor Pattern. Color Search Pattern prints patches with the same pattern as displayed in the Color Search window.
3-34 ColorWise Pro Tools CMYK O TARGET A COLOR USING EXACT 1. Click the center patch in the Spot On Color Search window. The Set Center Patch Color dialog box appears. 2. Select how you want to enter the CMYK values. The Percentages option lets you enter color values between 0 and 100%, in increments of 0.5.
3-35 Using Spot On (Fiery Graphic Arts Package option) Using a measurement instrument to target colors If you have the EFI Densitometer ED-100 or EFI Spectrometer ES-1000 option, you can import measured color values directly into Spot On. This feature lets you target matches based on the actual colors of immediate objects, such as the red of a printed logo or the yellow of a packaging envelope.
3-36 ColorWise Pro Tools 4. Place the ED-100 or ES-1000 over the target color, making sure to center the sample aperture over the color. Press Measure to take the measurement. The measured CMYK values are imported into Spot On as follows: •...
3-37 Color Setup Color Setup You can use Color Setup to set the default ColorWise settings for the Fiery. To access Color Setup, click its icon in the ColorWise Pro Tools main window. Setting default ColorWise options Color Setup allows you to conﬁgure the default color management settings for the Fiery.
3-38 ColorWise Pro Tools For those color options that offer multiple choices, make your selection from the menu that appears. For RGB Separation, make your selection by selecting the appropriate radio button. Other options are selected simply by selecting a check box next to the option name.
A-1 Color Measurement Instruments This appendix explains how to set up and calibrate the following color measurement Appendix A: instruments, available as separately purchased options: Color Measurement • X-Rite DTP41 automatic scanning spectrophotometer Instruments • X-Rite DTP32 automatic scanning densitometer Using the X-Rite DTP41 spectrophotometer ColorWise Pro Tools Calibrator supports the X-Rite DTP41 spectrophotometer, a device that measures density and color data.
A-2 Color Measurement Instruments O CONNECT THE 1. Turn off the computer. 2. Unpack the X-Rite DTP41 and remove the spacer from the measurement page slot. 3. Plug the square end of the interface cable (looks like a modular phone plug) into the serial interface connection on the side of the X-Rite DTP41.
A-3 Color Measurement Instruments 4. Attach the connector to the computer. For a Windows computer, insert the 8-pin mini-DIN end of the interface cable into the 9-pin DB9 Connector cable adapter. Insert the 9-pin end into the COM1 or COM2 port on the computer and tighten the screws. If the available port on your computer is 25-pin, you must use the 8-pin-to-25-pin adapter.
A-4 Color Measurement Instruments For a Mac OS computer, connect the 8-pin mini-DIN plug directly into the serial port of the computer. Unused connector Connect to serial port adapter to connect the DTP41 to your computer. For information on supported adapters, see the X-Rite, Inc.
A-5 Color Measurement Instruments 6. Turn on the computer. 7. Calibrate the X-Rite DTP41 using ColorWise Pro Tools (see the following section). 8. Calibrate the Fiery using ColorWise Pro Tools and the DTP41 (see Calibrating the DTP41 For the best color accuracy, you should calibrate the X-Rite DTP41 spectrophotometer every time you calibrate the Fiery.
A-6 Color Measurement Instruments 4. In the Get Measurements pane, click Measure. 5. In the Measurement Options dialog box, click Measure. 6. Choose the appropriate COM port for the DTP41 from the Available Ports menu. The Instructions area displays instructions for selecting the port.
A-7 Color Measurement Instruments 7. Click Utilities. The Utilities dialog box appears. To view version and serial number information, click Show DTP-41 Info, and then click Done when you are ﬁnished. 8. Click Calibrate DTP-41. The Instrument Calibration dialog box appears. 9.
A-8 Color Measurement Instruments 10. Insert the end of the Color Reﬂection Reference strip with the arrow into the calibration strip entrance on the DTP41, centering it below the alignment mark (see the diagram on page Insert the strip about 3 inches, past the front idler rollers, until it rests against the rear drive rollers.
A-9 Color Measurement Instruments O CONNECT THE 1. Turn off the computer. 2. Plug the square end of the interface cable (looks like a modular phone plug) into the I/O port on the side of the X-Rite DTP32. 3. Attach the connector to the computer. For a Windows computer, insert the 8-pin mini-DIN end of the interface cable into the 9-pin DB9 Connector cable adapter.
A-10 Color Measurement Instruments For a Mac OS computer, connect the 8-pin mini-DIN plug directly into the serial port of the computer. Unused connector Connect to serial port adapter to connect the DTP32 to your computer. For information on supported adapters, see the X-Rite, Inc.
A-11 Color Measurement Instruments Calibrating the DTP32 You will need the black-and-white X-Rite Auto-Cal Strip included with the densitometer. Calibrating the densitometer does not require ColorWise Pro Tools. DTP32 O CALIBRATE THE 1. Connect the densitometer to the computer and supply power (see 2.
B-1 Importing density measurements This appendix describes Simple ASCII File Format, which can be used to import Appendix B: density measurements from measurement devices. To use your own measurement data Importing from an alternate measurement instrument, record your individual readings in a text density ﬁle and structure it as follows.
B-2 Importing density measurements Example of 1D Status T density for EFI 34 patch page This ﬁle format is used to specify the Status T density measurements of the EFI 34 patch page. The value in the ﬁrst column is the patch number. The ﬁrst patch must be 1 and the last must be 34.
B-3 Importing density measurements Example of 1D Status T density for an arbitrary page This ﬁle format is used to specify the Status T density measurements of a user-deﬁned patch page. The value in the ﬁrst column is the ink/toner percentage of the patch. The ﬁrst percentage must be 0 and the last percentage must be 100.
Glossary additive color model A system in which colors are produced by combining red, green, and blue light (the additive primaries). An RGB video monitor is based on an additive color model. additive primaries Red, green, and blue light that is used in additive color systems.
CRD (Color Rendering Dictionary) A feature of color management systems and PostScript Level 2 and PostScript 3 color copier/printers that maintains the best possible translation of color from one color device to another. A color rendering dictionary (CRD) is used by the color management system or the copier/printer’s PostScript interpreter...
A range of colors. A device gamut is the range of colors that a device, such as a copier/printer, can produce. An image gamut is the range of colors in a particular image. gamut mapping The conversion of color coordinates from one device’s gamut to another—...
Graphics and display technology used by computers running Windows. GDI applications rely on GDI (rather than the PostScript language) to send text and pictures to copier/printers. GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) A standard developed by CompuServe for bitmap graphics of up to 256 colors and used for posting photographic images on the Internet or intranet pages;...
See output proﬁle. output proﬁle The output proﬁle describes the color characteristics of a printing device. It consists of both a proﬁle for your copier/ printer and a calibration target that deﬁnes the expected density response of the copier/printer. phosphor Material used in making computer monitors;...
Graphics and display technology built into Mac OS computers. QuickDraw applications rely on QuickDraw (rather than the PostScript language) to send text and pictures to copier/printers. raster image Electronic representation of a page or image using a grid of points called pixels.
G-7 Glossary Simulation See simulation proﬁle. simulation proﬁle The simulation proﬁle describes the color characteristics of another print device, such as a printing press, that you want the Fiery to simulate. solid color rendering A color rendering style intended for use when color accuracy is crucial.
G-8 Glossary SWOP The abbreviation for Speciﬁcations for Web Offset Publications. A standard of speciﬁcations for separations, proofs, and color printing on a web offset press (not a sheet fed press). undercolor removal (UCR) In shadow areas where all three process colors (C, M, Y) overprint, the amounts of those colors are reduced and replaced by black.
Index Index Absolute Colorimetric rendering style 1-6 Apple Standard setting, RGB Source Proﬁle option 3-2 Apple Standard setting, RGB Source proﬁle option 1-7 AutoCal calibration from ColorWise Pro Tools 2-21 from Control Panel 2-24 Black Overprint option 1-5, 1-12 Black Overprint Style option 1-5 black text and line art 1-4, 1-11 to 1-13 Brightness option 1-3 CALIB.PS ﬁle 3-21...
I-2 Index ColorWise Pro Tools Calibrator 2-5 to 2-10 checking calibration status 2-5 Color Editor 3-10 to 3-21 Color Setup 3-37 Proﬁle Manager 3-1 to 3-10 Combine Separations option 1-3, 1-5 Comparison Page 2-8, 3-21 composites, printing 1-3, 1-5, 1-12, 1-13 Conﬁguration page 2-5 Contrast ICC rendering style 1-6 Control Panel...
I-3 Index Mac OS color management options 1-17 to 1-20 Match Copy setting of CMYK Simulation option 1-4 measurements page 2-3 None setting, RGB Source Proﬁle option 1-8 Other setting, RGB Source Proﬁle option 1-7 Output Proﬁle option 1-4, 1-10 output proﬁles calibration sets for 2-3, 2-4, 3-9 PANTONE Coated Color Reference 1-14...
I-4 Index Spot Color Matching option 1-5, 1-13 spot colors, matching to CMYK equivalents 1-13, 3-22 to 3-36 Spot On 1-5, 1-13 sRGB, RGB Source Proﬁle option 1-7, 3-2 Status T B-1 SWOP setting, CMYK Simulation Proﬁle option 1-9, 3-2 targets, for calibration 2-3 Test Page 2-5 transfer functions 2-3...