XRite i1Pro3 (standard aperture) review

The new i1Pro3 “Swiss Army Knife” of spectrophotometers XRIte announced the i1Pro3 spectrophotometer and released i1Profiler 3.2 which supports it.  This is the “standard” aperture i1Pro, not to be confused with the “large” aperture i1Pro3plus. The i1Pro2 was the “Swiss Army Knife” of spectrophotometers and the best selling of all time. The i1Pro3 is a worthy successor with a variety of refinements, most notably: Combined MO, M1 and M2 measurements in a single pass, thanks to a new full-spectrum LED light source. Significantly improved strip reading Support for smaller patches…


ChromaMax Part 4: Printer Profiling

The final RIP calibration step is profiling. If the base calibration steps performed beforehand aren’t done properly, you won’t get a get profile. But even if the previous steps are performed perfectly, there’s a surprising amount of profiling variables that are important to discuss to ensure we get the best ICC profile possible. ChromaMax targets use ‘bottom weighted’ patches that allow us to characterize deep shadow color better than traditional targets that distribute patches evenly throughout the tonal range. In the same fashion, its important that we create profiling targets that are…