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  • Epson PrintCertification™

    Epson PrintCertification Tutorial

    ColorBurst RIP

    Epson Stylus Pro Professional Edition

    Mac OS X

    © 2004-2006 CSE, Inc.

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    Compatible Systems Engineering, Inc. (CSE) reserves the right to change the information in this document without prior notice. The software described in this document is furnished under a license agreement. The software may be used or copied only in accordance with the terms of the agreement. No part of this document may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or information storage and retrieval systems, for any purpose other than the purchaser’s personal use, without the express written permission of CSE.

    © and ™ 2004-2006 Compatible Systems Engineering, Inc. All rights reserved.

    ColorBurst is a registered trademark of CSE, Inc.

    SpectralVision is a copyright of X-Rite, Inc.

    EPSON Stylus is a registered trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation (SEC), registered in the U.S. and other countries.

    All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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    Table of Contents

    about Epson PrintCertification

    1 Introduction to Epson PrintCertification. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

    Epson PrintCertification Tutorial

    2 Create a PrintCertification Reference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

    3 Assign a PrintCertification Reference to a ColorBurst Environment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

    4 Certify your system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

    5 Certify individual prints with Epson PrintCertification labels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

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    Introduction to Epson PrintCertification

    Epson PrintCertification is integrated into ColorBurst and SpectralVision Pro to certify your system and individual prints. PrintCertification targets can be printed from ColorBurst and measured using your spectrophotometer and SpectralVision Pro to certify that your printer is performing within an accept- able range. If you print a PrintCertification target with a print job, the individual print can also be mea- sured and certified. A PrintCertification label can be printed to affix to each certified print.

    Figure 1.1. An Epson PrintCertification label.

    Spectrophotometer Support

    The following spectrophotometers can be used to read PrintCertification targets:

    X-Rite DTP20 (PULSE) DTP41/DTP41T DTP45 DTP70

    GretagMacbeth SpectroScan Eye-One iCColor

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    nOTE All phases of PrintCertification must be performed with the same spectropho- tometer. A UV-filtered device is required—you will need a UV-filtered device to relinearize because all ColorBurst profiles were created with a UV-filtered spectrophotometer.

    label Printer Support

    The following label printers can be used to print PrintCertification labels:

    dyMO LabelWriter 400 series LabelWriter 300 series

    label Printer Setup

    Before printing PrintCertification labels to the DYMO LabelWriter you will need to do the following:

    1. Install the labelWriter driver Your LabelWriter ships with a CD containing the printer driver. Install this driver before printing labels.

    �. Set Page Settings for the labelWriter Before you print labels from SpectralVision Pro, select File menu > Page Setup.

    • Select LabelWriter as the printer.

    • The Paper Size must be set to �0��6 Shipping. The size of this label will be shown as 2.31” x 4.00”.

    • Rotate to a landscape orientation (rather than the default portrait orientation).

    Figure 1.2. The Page Settings dialog with settings for the DYMO LabelWriter.

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    Create a PrintCertification Reference

    Before you can certify your system or individual prints, you must create a PrintCertification Reference. This reference stores information and measurements for your system that can be used for comparison at a later date. When this reference is used to certify your system, you are certifying that your latest prints closely match the original prints made when you created your reference file.

    IMPORTanT You must make sure that your system is printing at optimal levels before creating a PrintCertification Reference file. Use your printer’s front panel to do a nozzle check, and clean the print heads if necessary. You may also want to do a test print to make sure you are satisfied with your output before creating the reference.

    1. Create the initial environment This environment will be used as the base environment for the PrintCertification Reference.

    a. Load an existing environment from the Environment menu in the ColorBurst Job Manager window.

    b. Select Environment menu > Save As. Give your environment a unique name.

    c. Relinearize the environment. For a relinearization tutorial, see the SpectralVision Pro documentation, found in the ColorBurst folder.

    d. Assign your Input Profiles and change Printer Settings to suit your workflow, as necessary. For more details on changing these settings please refer to the ColorBurst Quick Start Guide.

    e. Save your environment to lock in your new settings.

    �. Open the PrintCertification Manager Select ColorBurst menu > PrintCertification Manager to open the PrintCertification Manager dialog.

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    Figure 2.1. The PrintCertification Manager selection in the File menu.

    �. Start a new reference Select Create New Reference to create a new PrintCertification Reference file. Click the Next button to continue.

    Figure 2.2. Select Create New Reference.

    �. Reference settings Type in a name for the PrintCertification Reference. The current Printer and Environment are shown below the name. Make sure these settings are correct. If they are not, cancel the PrintCertification Manager, select the correct Printer and Environment, and start the PrintCertification Manager again. Click Next to continue.

    Figure 2.3. Type in a name for the Epson PrintCertification Reference.

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    �. delta E settings Assign the Delta E method and thresholds. Your print will be certified to fall within the Delta E limits set here. (Delta E is a measurement that describes how different two colors are from each other.) It is highly recommended to use the default settings unless you are an advanced user. These settings can be modified later if necessary. Click Next to continue.

    Figure 2.4. Advanced settings for Delta E methods and thresholds.

    6. Select a PrintCertification target Select your spectrophotometer from the pop-up menu. Click the Print Target button. The PrintCertification target file for your spectrophotometer will be placed in the Job List.

    Figure 2.5. Select your device and click Print Target.

    �. Print target from ColorBurst Job list Keeping the PrintCertification Manager open, click the Job Manager window to access the Job List. Activate and Print the PrintCertification target. After the file has been printed, return to the PrintCertification Manager and click Next to continue.

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    Figure 2.6. Go to the Job Manager window to print the target.

    �. launch SpectralVision Pro Click the Launch SpectralVision Pro button to open ColorBurst’s SpectralVision Pro software. You will measure your PrintCertification target using SpectralVision Pro.

    Figure 2.7. Click the Launch SpectralVision Pro button.

    �. Choose your target Select the PrintCertification Target for your device from the Target menu. The correct Measurement Device will be loaded automatically from the Target selection.

    Figure 2.8. Select the PrintCertification target for your device in SpectralVision Pro.

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    10. Connect to your device Click the Connect button. A connection dialog will appear for your device.

    Figure 2.9. The device connection dialog appears after clicking the connect button.

    11. Measure the target Use your spectrophotometer to read the PrintCertification patches (refer to your device’s documentation for operation instructions). When all patches are read, click the Save Data button. Save the data as a .CTG file in the ColorBurst\PrintCertification References folder. When your .CTG file is saved, you can quit SpectralVision Pro.

    Figure 2.10. Read the patches and save the data as a .CTG file.

    1�. load the data in the PrintCertification Manag

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