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Sharp AR-C360P EFI Color Guide
P/N 59379001, Revision 1.1
September, 2005
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Contents
About the Documentation
Introduction
About this manual
11
Key features of ColorWise
12
Chapter 1: Fiery Color Management
Managing color on the Fiery
Rendering Style
Pure Black Text/Graphics
1-14
1-20
1-21
Black Overprint
1-22
Spot Color Matching
1-23
RGB Source Profile
1-25
CMYK Simulation Profile
1-26
CMYK Simulation Method
1-27
RGB Separation
1-28
Output profile
1-29
Combine Separations
1-30
PostScript printer driver for Windows and Mac OS
1-31
Setting color management print options for Windows
1-31
Adobe PostScript printer driver for Mac OS
1-33
Chapter 2: Color Calibration
An overview of calibration
2-39
Understanding calibration
2-40
How calibration works
2-40
Scheduling calibration
2-41
Checking calibration status
2-42
Using Calibrator
2-44
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Starting Calibrator
Expert Mode
Restoring default calibration measurements
2-44
2-46
2-47
Using the EFI Spectrometer ES-1000
2-49
Setting up the ES-1000
2-49
Calibrating the Fiery with the ES-1000
2-50
Using the EFI Densitometer ED-100
2-53
Setting up the ED-100
Calibrating the Fiery with the ED-100
2-53
2-54
Calibrating the Fiery with the DTP41
2-57
Calibrating the Fiery with the DTP32
2-61
Chapter 3: ColorWise Pro Tools
Profile Manager
3-64
Setting the default profiles
3-65
Downloading profiles
3-66
Editing profiles
3-68
Managing profiles
3-68
Defining profiles
3-69
Color Editor
3-72
Editing profiles
3-72
Undoing CMYK simulation edits
3-80
Checking edited profiles
3-80
Using Spot-On
3-81
Starting Spot-On
3-81
Using the Spot-On main window
3-82
Working with existing colors
3-84
Creating custom colors
3-85
Downloading custom color groups
3-86
Uploading custom color groups
3-87
Editing color values
3-88
Using a measurement instrument to target colors
3-92
Saving changes and exiting Spot-On
3-94
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Color Setup
3-95
Setting default ColorWise options
3-95
Appendix A:Color Measurement Instruments
Using the X-Rite DTP41 spectrophotometer
A-97
Setting up the DTP41
A-97
Calibrating the DTP41
A-101
Using the X-Rite DTP32 densitometer
A-105
Setting up the DTP32
A-105
Calibrating the DTP32
A-107
Appendix B:Importing Density Measurements
Simple ASCII Import File Format (SAIFF)
B-109
Example of 1D Status T density for EFI 34 patch page
Example of 1D Status T density for EFI 21 patch page
Example of 1D Status T density for an arbitrary page
B-110
B-111
B-111
Index
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About the
Documentat
ion
About the Documentation
This manual is part of a set of Fiery Network Controller for Sharp
AR-C360P, herein referred to as the “Fiery,” documentation that
includes the following manuals for users and system
administrators. Most are available as Acrobat PDF (Portable
Document Format) files on the User Documentation CD.
• The User Software Installation Guide describes how to install
software from the User Software CD to enable users to print to
the Fiery Network Controller for Sharp AR-C360P with the EFI
PostScript driver, and also describes setting up printing
connections to the Fiery.
• The EFI Configuration Guide explains basic configuration and
administration of the Fiery for the supported platforms and
network environments. It also includes guidelines for setting up
UNIX, Windows NT 4.0/2000/Server 2003, and Novell NetWare
servers to provide printing services to users.
• The EFI Printing Guide describes the printing features of the
Fiery for users who send jobs from their computers using the
EFI PostScript driver.
• The EFI Color Guide provides information on managing the color
output of the Fiery. It explains how to calibrate your Fiery and
take advantage of the ColorWise® color management system, as
well as features in ColorWise Pro Tools™.
• The EFI Color Reference addresses concepts and issues
associated with managing color output of the Fiery and outlines
key workflow scenarios. In addition, it offers information on
printing color documents from popular Microsoft Windows and
Apple Mac OS applications.
• The EFI Job Management Guide explains the functions of the job
management utilities, including Command WorkStation™,
Command WorkStation LE™, and DocBuilder Pro™, and how you
can use them to monitor and control jobs on the Fiery.
This manual is intended for an operator or administrator, or a
user with the necessary access privileges, who monitors and
manages job flow, performs color calibration, and troubleshoots
problems that may arise.
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Introduction
About this manual
This manual explains how to manage color output on the Fiery,
and provides information on calibration and color profiles.
This manual is part of a set of documentation that includes
manuals for users and system administrators. The other manuals
are available at your site—refer to them for a complete description
of your Fiery.
Note: The term “Fiery” is used in this manual to refer to the Fiery
Network Controller for Sharp AR-C360P. The name “Aero” is used
in illustrations to represent the Fiery. The term “Windows” is used
to refer to Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT 4.0,
Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003, wherever
appropriate. Illustrations of Windows software may not
necessarily reflect the version of Windows that you use.
About this manual
This manual is organized to supply you with key information about
managing the color output of your Fiery.
• Chapter 1 describes the Fiery print options and how to get the
best color results.
• Chapter 2 covers various methods of calibrating the Fiery.
• Chapter 3 discusses the features of ColorWise Pro Tools.
ColorWise Pro Tools include Profile Manager, used to manage
color profiles on the Fiery, and Color Editor, which allows you to
customize simulation and output profiles. This chapter also
describes Spot-On®, which allows you to define CMYK
equivalents for spot colors.
• Appendix A provides information about setting up and
calibrating color measurement instruments.
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Introduction
• Appendix B describes the Simple ASCII File Format (SAIFF),
which can be used to import toner density measurements from
measurement devices.
• The Fiery Color Reference Glossary defines words in bold—for
example, output profile—that appear throughout this manual.
Color terms and concepts, such as “color space,” “spot color,”
“gamut,” and “source profile,” are used throughout this manual.
If you are new to desktop color, or if any terms are unfamiliar,
check the Glossary.
Key features of ColorWise
ColorWise is the color management system (CMS) built into the
Fiery and designed to provide both casual and expert users with
the best color output for a variety of purposes. The ColorWise
default settings provide high-quality out-of-box color from many
Windows and Mac OS applications. This allows casual users to
achieve quality output without knowing about or changing any
color settings on the Fiery.
For consistent color, calibrate the Fiery on a regular basis.
ColorWise Pro Tools include an easy-to-use calibrator, which
allows you to calibrate using a spectrophotometer or densitometer
(see Chapter 2).
ColorWise features allow you to modify printing results.
Depending on your particular needs, you can:
• Set the behavior of CMYK printing to emulate DIC, Euroscale,
and SWOP offset press standards.
• Match PANTONE and other spot colors for the best match when
printed using four-color press conditions or when printed using
presses with extra, custom plates.
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Key features of ColorWise
• Select a color rendering dictionary (CRD), also called a
rendering style, for RGB printing. CRDs allow for rich, saturated
printing of presentation graphics; smooth, accurate printing of
photographs; and relative or absolute colorimetric rendering for
specialized needs.
• Define the source of incoming RGB color data for better screen
matching and provide for better color conversion of RGB data
with no source information.
• Define whether RGB data is converted into the full gamut of the
printer or whether it is first converted into the gamut of another
device, such as a press standard. This feature is helpful for
making one device behave like another. It is also useful for
evaluating the appearance of the RGB file under different
printing conditions without having to reprocess the RGB data
each time.
ColorWise color management (ColorWise) offers an open color
architecture, allowing users to customize the Fiery to meet new
printing needs as they arise. ColorWise supports ICC profiles,
which are industry standard color profiles that describe the color
behavior of a device. Downloading ICC profiles to the Fiery
enables the Fiery to simulate a custom press (or another printer),
as well as accurately print colors from a particular monitor or a
scanner. In addition, you can create customized ICC profiles for
the printer.
ColorWise also allows you to use any Status T densitometer by
importing data in a standard file format (see Appendix B). In this
case, it is important to note that the quality of the instrument
used will determine the quality of the calibration.
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Chapter 1:
Fiery Color
Management
The following sections describe the options available from the
ColorWise color management system and explain how to
customize the color settings for your particular needs. They
provide descriptions of the preset ColorWise default settings and
cover additional options for users who need to customize
ColorWise.
For information on PostScript Level 2 or 3 printer drivers, see
page 1-31. The section also contains information on the
capabilities of printer drivers and instructions for setting color
options with the PostScript drivers for Windows and Mac OS
computers.
Managing color on the Fiery
To modify printing behavior, do any of the following:
• Select ColorWise options for an individual print job using menus
that appear in the printer driver.
• Select most ColorWise options as server defaults from the “Color
Setup” application in ColorWise Pro Tools (see page 3-95).
Defaults can also be set from Fiery Setup, as described in the
Configuration Guide Chapter 4. These defaults will apply to all
subsequent print jobs unless you override them.
• Select some ColorWise options, particularly default ICC profile
settings and calibration options, from ColorWise Pro Tools. These
options include default Simulation Profile (see page 1-26), CMYK
Simulation Method (see page 1-27), Appear in Driver as (see
page 3-69), default Source Profile (see page 1-25), RGB
Separation (see page 1-28), and associated calibration set (see
page 2-41).
Applications can generate color data for the Fiery in many
different color spaces. The most common type of color data
produced from office applications is RGB, while prepress
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applications generally produce CMYK data. Desktop applications
can also generate spot colors, such as PANTONE colors. To
complicate matters, a single page may contain a mix of RGB,
CMYK, and spot colors. The Fiery allows users to control the
printing of these mixed-color documents with features that apply
specifically to RGB, CMYK, or spot color data. Fiery color
management generates CMYK data to be sent to the printer.
The following diagram illustrates the print options in the Fiery
color management process that affect color data conversions. You
can access these print options when you send a print job to the
Fiery. Most of these options and settings are described in
subsequent sections of this chapter.
RGB data
RGB Source Profile
Gamma
Phosphors
White Point
Rendering Style
(CRD)
Black Overprint
Brightness
Pure Black
Text/Graphics
RGB Separation
CMYK data
Spot color data
Fiery
color
processor
CMYK Simulation
Profile
CMYK Simulation
Method
Black Overprint
Brightness
Pure Black
Text/Graphics
color data
sent
to printer
Spot Color Matching
RGB Source Profile is the only color option that applies strictly to
RGB color data. The other options that affect RGB color also affect
the more rarely used Lab, XYZ, and other calibrated color spaces.
Note: For users who are familiar with PostScript 3 color, RGB
Source Profile affects all CIEBasedABC color spaces (if the source
space is RGB). If you send CMYK data to the Fiery in
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CIEBasedDEFG format, for example, by choosing PostScript Color
Management in Adobe Photoshop, the Fiery Rendering Style
selection—which normally affects only RGB data—will also affect
this CMYK data.
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You can specify settings for the following options by selecting 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 using print options override the
defaults.
Fiery color print option
Brightness
85% Lightest to 115% Darkest
What it does
Performs a color adjustment on all color channels to make
the printed output lighter or darker.
Quick simulation applies one-dimensional transfer curves
that adjust output density only. The Full simulations apply
colorimetric transformations that adjust hue as well as
output density (see page 1-27).
CMYK Simulation Method
Quick/Full (Source GCR)/Full
(Output GCR)
(Default set at Setup or with
ColorWise Pro Tools)
CMYK Simulation Profile
Adjusts CMYK color data to simulate an offset press
standard or a custom color gamut defined at your site.
Choosing None bypasses simulation (see page 1-26).
Color Mode (Mac OS)
Specifies the output color space of the job. Select CMYK,
Standard Color, or Expert Color for a full-color document.
SWOP-Coated (EFI)/DIC (EFI)/
Euroscale (EFI)/None
(Default set at Setup or in
ColorWise Pro Tools)
CMYK/Grayscale
or
Print Mode (Windows)
Standard Color/Expert
Color/Grayscale
(Other) Gamma
1.0/1.2/1.4/1.6/1.8/2.0/2.2/2.4/2
.6/2.8/3.0
(Default set with ColorWise Pro
Tools)
(Other) White Point
5000 K (D50)/5500 K/6500 K
(D65)/
7500 K/9300 K
(Default set with ColorWise Pro
Tools)
Applies the specified gamma value to the RGB source space
definition (see page 1-25). To use this print option, you
must choose Other as the RGB Source Profile setting.
Applies the specified white point value to the RGB source
color space definition (see page 1-25). To use this print
option, you must choose Other as the RGB Source Profile
setting.
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Fiery color print option
What it does
(Other) Phosphors
Applies the specified phosphor (monitor type) information to
the RGB source space definition (see page 1-25). To use this
print option, you must choose Other as the RGB Source
Profile setting.
Output Profile
The output profile is applied to all data in the print job (see
page 1-29). User-defined output profiles can be downloaded
to the Fiery using ColorWise Pro Tools. For more information
about using ColorWise Pro Tools, see Chapter 3.
Pure Black Text/Graphics
The On setting optimizes the quality of black text and line
art output (see page 1-21).
Hitachi EBU/HitachiIkegami/NTSC/
Radius Pivot/SMPTE/Trinitron
(Default set with ColorWise Pro
Tools)
Output1-10
(Default set at Setup or with
ColorWise Pro Tools)
On/Off
(Default set at Setup or with
ColorWise Pro Tools)
Rendering Style
Photographic/Presentation/Relativ
e Colorimetric/Absolute
Colorimetric
(Default set at Setup or with
ColorWise Pro Tools)
RGB Separation
Output/Simulation
(Default set at Setup or with
ColorWise Pro Tools)
Applies a Fiery color rendering dictionary (CRD) to RGB data
(see page 1-20), or to any incoming data with a PostScript
source color space definition, including CMYK.
Determines which CMYK color space your original RGB data
will be separated into—CMYK for the printer (Output) or
CMYK for a specified simulation (Simulation). For more
information, see page 1-28.
Note: When RGB Separation is set to Simulation, RGB
colors are affected by CMYK Simulation Profile and CMYK
Simulation Method.
RGB Source Profile
EFIRGB/sRGB (PC)
/Apple Standard/Other/
None
(Default set at Setup or with
ColorWise Pro Tools)
Applies an RGB source space definition to RGB data (see
page 1-25). If you choose the Other setting, you must also
specify particular settings for Gamma, Phosphors, and
White Point. See the corresponding options in this table.
This option, along with Gamma, Phosphors, and White
Point, only affects DeviceRGB or calibrated RGB color
spaces.
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Fiery color print option
Spot Color Matching
On/Off
(Default set at Setup or with
ColorWise Pro Tools)
What it does
The On setting enables Fiery-defined matching of spot
colors to their best CMYK equivalents. With Spot-On, you
can manage and edit these spot color matches (see
page 3-81). Off instructs the Fiery to match color output to
a CMYK combination specified by the source application for
the document (see page 1-23).
Detailed explanations of how these and other settings affect your
print jobs are provided in subsequent sections of this chapter.
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Rendering Style
The Rendering Style option specifies a CRD for color conversions.
To control the appearance of images, such as prints from office
applications or RGB photographs from Photoshop, select the
appropriate Rendering Style. The Fiery allows you to select from
the four rendering styles currently found in industry standard ICC
profiles.
Fiery rendering style
Photographic—Typically
Best used for
Equivalent ICC
rendering style
Photographs, including
scans and images from
stock photography CDs
and digital camera
images.
Image,
Contrast, and
Perceptual
Presentation—Creates
saturated colors but
does not match printed
colors precisely to
displayed colors. Ingamut colors such as
flesh tones are rendered
well; similar to the
Photographic rendering
style.
Artwork and graphs in
presentations. In many
cases, it can be used for
mixed pages that
contain both
presentation graphics
and photographs.
Saturation,
Graphics
Relative Colorimetric—
Provides white-point
transformation between
the source and
destination white points.
For example, the bluish
gray color of a monitor
will map to neutral gray.
You may prefer this
style to avoid visible
borders when not
printing full-bleed.
Advanced use when
color matching is
important, but you
prefer white colors in
the document to print as
paper white. It may also
be used with PostScript
color management to
affect CMYK data for
simulation purposes.
Relative
Colorimetric
results in less saturated
output than
presentation rendering
when printing out-ofgamut colors. It
preserves tonal
relationships in images.
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Fiery rendering style
Absolute
Colorimetric—Provides
no white point
transformation between
the source and
destination white points.
For example, the bluish
gray of a monitor will
map to a bluish gray.
Best used for
Situations when exact
colors are needed and
visible borders are not
distracting. It may also
be used with PostScript
color management to
affect CMYK data for
simulation purposes.
Equivalent ICC
rendering style
Absolute
Colorimetric
Pure Black Text/Graphics
The Pure Black Text/Graphics option affects the printout for black
text and vector graphics on a page. Under most circumstances,
leave this option set to On. When Pure Black Text/Graphics is on,
black colors generated by applications (for example, RGB = 0, 0,
0; CMYK = 0%, 0%, 0%, 100%; or K = 100%) are printed using
the maximum amount of black toner allowed by the calibration
curve. This means the black text and line art will not exhibit
halftone artifacts (as long as the printer is calibrated correctly)
and will not be misregistered, since there is only one toner used.
In addition, this setting eliminates blasting.
For some jobs, it is preferable to clear this option, for example, if
the page includes gradient fills that use black. The following table
describes the behavior of the Pure Black Text/Graphics option with
black data defined in different color spaces.
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Note: Use the Pure Black Text/Graphics option only when printing
composites, not when printing separations.
Input
black
color
RGB
Pure Black Text/Graphics
On
Prints 100%
black
Off
With the default profile, prints a rich
black using
all toners.
CMYK
Prints only with black toner, because
CMYK simulations preserve the black
channel. The actual amount of toner
used depends on the current simulation
and the calibration state of the printer.
Spot
Prints only with black toner, because
spot color simulations preserve the
black channel. The actual amount of
toner used depends on the current
simulation and the calibration state of
the printer.
Note: PostScript applications (such as QuarkXPress) may convert
elements defined as RGB = 0, 0, 0 to four-color CMYK black
before sending the job to the Fiery. These elements are not
affected by the Pure Black Text/Graphics option. For details, see
the application notes. Also, black text and line art defined as RGB
= 0, 0, 0 in office applications (such as Microsoft Word) are
converted to single-color black (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
printer, set the Pure Black Text/Graphics option to On.
Black Overprint
The Black Overprint option allows you to specify whether or not
black text or text/graphics—defined as RGB = 0, 0, 0, or as CMYK
= 0%, 0%, 0%, 100%—overprints colored backgrounds.
• Text—Black text overprints colored backgrounds, eliminating
white gaps and reducing halo effects or misregistration of colors.
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• Text & Graphics—Black text and graphics overprint colored
backgrounds, eliminating white gaps and reducing halo effects
or misregistration of colors.
• Off—Black text or text/graphics knocks out colored
backgrounds.
Note: PostScript applications may perform their own black
overprint conversions before sending the print job to the Fiery.
One example of how you might use this setting is with a page that
contains black text on a light blue background. The background
blue color is CMYK = 40%, 30%, 0%, 0% and the black text is
CMYK = 0%, 0%, 0%, 100%.
• With Black Overprint set to Text or Text & Graphics, the final
text or text/graphic portions of the page are overprinted, or
combined with the underlying colors. Black colors generated by
applications (for example, RGB = 0%, 0%, 0%; CMYK = 0%,
0%, 0%, 100%) are printed using the maximum amount of
black toner allowed by the calibration curve. This means that
black text and line art will not exhibit halftone artifacts (as long
as the printer is calibrated correctly). There is no transition in
the cyan and magenta toners, and the quality of the output is
improved since it will not show artifacts near the edges of the
text or text/graphics. The option also works with text defined in
the RGB color space, that is RGB = 0, 0, 0.
• With Black Overprint Off, the border of the text or text/graphics
is on an edge that has cyan and magenta toners on one side
(outside the text) and black toner on the other side (inside the
text). This transition may cause visible artifacts because of the
practical limitations of the printer.
Spot Color Matching
The Spot Color Matching option provides automatic matching of
spot colors with their best CMYK equivalents.
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• On—The Fiery uses a built-in table to generate the closest CMYK
matches of spot colors your printer can produce. (New tables
are generated when you add new output profiles.) With SpotOn, the Fiery uses the CMYK matches determined through SpotOn (see page 3-81).
• Off—The Fiery uses CMYK equivalents defined by the spot color
manufacturer, such as PANTONE. These are the same CMYK
equivalents used by applications that include spot color libraries.
For jobs that include spot colors, set Spot Color Matching to On
unless you are printing press simulations. In that case, set Spot
Color Matching to Off and choose the appropriate CMYK
Simulation setting (see page 1-26).
For PDF jobs that include spot colors and where the spot colors
are not included in the built-in table, setting Spot Color Matching
to On retains the spot color originally specified. The Fiery
references the built-in table to generate the closest CMYK
matches of the original spot color.
Note: Use the Spot Color Matching option only when printing
composites, not when printing separations.
Reference
Spot Color Matching and the PANTONE Coated Color
The PANTONE Coated Color Reference (described in the Fiery
Color Reference Chapter 4) prints differently depending on the
Spot Color Matching setting.
• On—The Fiery uses a built-in table or, with Spot-On, the Spot-On
color dictionaries (see page 3-81) to generate the best matches
of the PANTONE colors that your Sharp AR-C360P can produce.
The PANTONE number is printed below each swatch.
• Off—The Fiery prints swatches using the CMYK values
recommended by Pantone Inc. (and used by applications that
provide PANTONE color libraries). The CMYK values used to
generate the color, as well as the PANTONE number of the color,
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are printed below each swatch. These CMYK values are printed
through the selected CMYK Simulation and Output Profile
settings.
RGB Source Profile
The RGB source profile setting allows you to define the
characteristics of the RGB data in your document so the
appropriate color conversion can occur on the Fiery. Commonly
used monitor color spaces are available from the printer driver
and from the ColorWise Pro Tools Profile Manager. For special
needs, use ColorWise Pro Tools to download custom monitor or
scanner profiles.
When you specify a setting other than None for the RGB Source
Profile, the Fiery overrides source color space definitions or
profiles that other color management systems may have
specified. For example, if you specified a ColorSync System Profile
on your Mac OS computer, the RGB Source Profile setting
overrides it. In cases where you do not want this setting to
override another specified source color space, choose the None
setting.
When you specify a setting other than None for the RGB Source
Profile—since the color space definitions are overridden—the
output from the Fiery is consistent across platforms. The Fiery
RGB Source Profile options are:
• EFIRGB specifies an EFI-defined color space recommended for
users who have no detailed information about their RGB data.
• sRGB (PC) specifies the industry standard definition for a
generic Windows computer monitor.
• Apple Standard specifies the definition of all standard Mac OS
computer monitors.
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• Other allows you to specify custom RGB source settings. If you
choose Other as the RGB Source Profile setting, you must
choose settings for the Gamma, Phosphors, and White Point
options.
• Sources 1-10 specify the definitions you download as RGB
source profiles. For more information about downloading RGB
source profiles, see page 3-66.
If you are printing with the PostScript driver from a Windows
computer and have Two-Way Communication enabled, the name
of each downloaded profile is represented in the RGB Source
Profile setting menu. If you are printing with the AdobePS driver
from a Mac OS computer, downloaded profiles appear as
Source-1 through Source-10. For more information on Two-Way
Communication, see Chapter 1 of the User Software Installation
Guide.
• None instructs the Fiery to allow the RGB sources you defined
elsewhere, such as in the application, to be used. When you set
RGB Source to None, the appearance of colors will not be
independent of the file type. For example, RGB EPS files will look
different from RGB TIFF files.
With RGB Source set to None, PostScript RGB data that contains
a source color space definition is converted using the CRD
specified by the Rendering Style option (see page 1-20). NonPostScript RGB data and PostScript RGB data that does not
contain a source color space definition are converted using a
general undercolor removal (UCR) conversion method.
CMYK Simulation Profile
The CMYK Simulation Profile print option allows you to print press
proofs or simulations. This setting specifies the offset press
standard or other color printing device that you want to simulate.
This option affects CMYK data only.
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With the Windows printer drivers, you can also view an unlimited
number of custom Full simulations created using ColorWise Pro
Tools. On Mac OS computers, you can view up to 10 Full custom
simulations. The number of custom simulations is limited by the
disk space on the Fiery.
If you are printing with the PostScript driver from a Windows
computer and have Two-Way Communication enabled, the name
of each downloaded or custom profile is represented in the CMYK
Simulation Profile setting menu. If you are printing with the
AdobePS driver from a Mac OS computer, downloaded or custom
profiles appear as Simulation-1 through Simulation-10. For more
information on Two-Way Communication, see the User Software
Installation Guide Chapter 1.
The None setting sends your original CMYK data to the printer in
its calibrated state, without conversions to simulate another
printer.
The CMYK Simulation Profile setting you specify depends on the
press standard for which the CMYK data was separated.
• For images that were separated using a custom separation (such
as a separation produced with an ICC profile), choose the
corresponding profile on the Fiery with the CMYK Simulation
Profile setting.
• For images that were separated for SWOP, choose SWOP as the
CMYK Simulation Profile setting.
Note: To properly simulate a printed image that was separated
through the use of an ICC profile, the same profile must be
present on the Fiery. For more information about downloading ICC
profiles to the Fiery, see “Downloading profiles” on page 3-66.
CMYK Simulation Method
The CMYK Simulation Method allows you to define your preferred
CMYK-to-CMYK conversion technique.
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• Quick applies one-dimensional transfer curves to adjust output
densities in the cyan, magenta, yellow, and black channels. This
technique leads to pleasant color output from your printer
because pure primary colors are not “contaminated” by other
colorants. While it is the fastest simulation method and perfect
for drafts, avoid using it for final documents that will be used as
press proofs. Other techniques offer more color simulation
accuracy, which is expected by proofing applications.
• Full (Source GCR) provides a complete and accurate simulation
based on colorimetric transformations. Hues are preserved,
even for primary colors. The Gray Component Replacement
(GCR) level that was specified in the original (source) document
is also preserved. Full (Source GCR) is therefore an excellent
simulation technique for the highest quality press proofing
applications.
• Full (Output GCR) is also a complete and accurate simulation
method based on colorimetric transformations. Hues are
preserved, even for primary colors. With this method, the Gray
Component Replacement (GCR) level that was specified in the
original document is not preserved. Instead, all CMYK data is
reseparated using the GCR level specified by the Output Profile.
This simulation technique is similar to traditional ICC color
matching methods and is appropriate for most documents
designed for the press, but reproduced on your Sharp ARC360P.
Note: When you specify On for Pure Black Text/Graphics, and
specify Full (Output GCR) for CMYK Simulation Method, the black
text and graphics in your document are printed with 100%
black-only toner.
RGB Separation
The RGB Separation option determines how RGB colors (as well as
Lab and XYZ colors) are converted to CMYK. The name of this
option is meant to be descriptive, since the option defines the
color spaces that will be used by the Fiery to “separate” the RGB
data into CMYK values.
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The two choices available for this option determine whether RGB
data is converted into the full gamut of the printer (see output
profile) 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. For
example, if a high-quality ICC profile is available for another print
device, the Fiery can simulate the behavior of that device.
RGB Separation is also useful for prepress applications. For
example, it allows you to experiment with the appearance of an
RGB scan under different press printing conditions, without having
to convert the RGB data to CMYK data for each condition. When
the desired printing condition is found, convert the file to CMYK,
using the same CMYK simulation profile you used during the
experimentation.
Note: The RGB Separation print option should be used in
conjunction with the Output Profile or CMYK Simulation Profile
print options.
• Output converts all RGB colors into the CMYK color space of your
printer (when set to the printer’s default), or a customized CMYK
color space for your printer (when set to Output 1-10).
• Simulation converts all RGB colors into the CMYK color space for
a specified simulation (select the desired simulation with the
CMYK Simulation Profile print option).
Output profile
An output profile consists of a profile for your printer, describing
its color characteristics.
In certain cases, you may want to customize the default output
profile using the ColorWise Pro Tools Color Editor to achieve
particular color effects (see page 3-72). If you do so, the new
customized output profile is applied to all data in the print job.
Changing the output profile does not affect its associated
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calibration target (since the target is based on a printer model).
You can edit D-Max values of the calibration target separately (see
page 3-72).
Use the ColorWise Pro Tools Profile Manager to download your
own output profile to the Fiery (see page 3-66). Downloaded
output profiles are at first associated with the calibration target
that is tied to the default output profile. You can edit calibration
target D-Max values separately.
If you are printing with the PostScript driver from a Windows
computer and have enabled Two-Way Communication, the name
of each downloaded or custom profile is represented in the Output
Profile setting menu. If you are printing with the AdobePS driver
from a Mac OS computer, downloaded or custom profiles appear
as Output-1 through Output-10. For more information on TwoWay Communication, see the User Software Installation Guide
Chapter 1.
Combine Separations
The Combine Separations setting specifies how to print separated
CMYK data. With Spot-On, you can combine an unlimited number
of spot color separations along with the CMYK separations.
The Combine Separations options are:
• Off prints each separation individually.
• On combines separations as a single, composite-color document
and automatically makes these settings for the following print
options: Color Mode (CMYK), Rendering Style (None), Pure
Black Text/Graphics (Off), Spot Color Matching (Off), or Black
Overprint (Off).
For information about using the Combine Separations option with
applications such as Photoshop, see the Fiery Color Reference.
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PostScript printer driver for Windows and
Mac OS
To access the printer driver options described in this section,
choose Start > Settings > Printers (Windows 98/Me/NT/2000) or
Printers and Faxes (Windows XP/Server 2003), right-click the
appropriate printer (PPD) name, and choose Properties (Windows
98/Me), Document Defaults (Windows NT), or Printing
Preferences (Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003) from the pop-up
menu. To access the Mac OS driver options, choose Print from the
File menu of your application. These settings are also accessible
from the Print Setup or Page Setup dialog boxes of most
applications.
For Windows computers, the Fiery driver interface allows you to
save combinations of settings for later access. Additionally, you
can choose different settings for individual jobs from the
applications you use.
The printer driver writes a PostScript file containing the
instructions generated by your application and the Fiery print
options you chose. The printer driver sends the PostScript file to
the Fiery. The Fiery then performs PostScript processing and color
conversions and sends raster color data to the print engine.
Note: The following illustrations and instructions do not apply to
all applications. Many applications, such as Adobe PageMaker,
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, QuarkXPress, and
CorelDRAW, have other color management options in addition to
those presented in the printer driver. For information on specific
applications, see the Fiery Color Reference.
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. Before you proceed, complete the following
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procedures:
• Install the Adobe PostScript Printer Driver and the Fiery PPD
(see the User Software Installation Guide Chapter 1).
• Set up the Fiery for printing (see the Configuration Guide).
• Install the ICC output profile for the Fiery on your Windows
computer (see the User Software Installation Guide Chapter 1).
To set print options for Windows
1. Access the printer driver options, as described on page 1-31.
2. Click the Fiery Printing tab, and choose settings from the
ColorWise menu for the print options described on page 1-17.
3. Click Expert Settings.
Click Expert Settings to access
additional ColorWise options
The Expert Color Settings flowchart appears. This window displays
additional color settings for the Fiery. Each option includes a
menu from which you 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 Guide Chapter 1.
5. To specify custom RGB source settings, select Other for the RGB
Source Profile and click Custom Setup.
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The Custom Setup dialog box allows you to specify custom RGB
source settings (see page 1-25).
For most users, the default settings provide the right level of color
control. For more information about individual print options, see
page 1-17.
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
allows you to save a set of print option settings.
Before you continue, complete the following procedures, as
described in the User Software Installation Guide Chapter 2 :
• Install the AdobePS printer driver and the Fiery PPD.
• Select the Fiery in the Chooser and set it up with the Fiery PPD.
• Install the ICC output profile for the Fiery on your Mac OS
computer (see the User Software Installation Guide Chapter 2).
Note: The following illustrations and instructions do not apply to
all applications. Many applications, such as Adobe PageMaker,
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, QuarkXPress, and
CorelDRAW, have other color management options in addition to
those presented in the printer driver. For information on specific
applications, see the Fiery Color Reference.
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Setting color management print options
Choose settings for color print options from the various panes of
the AdobePS driver dialog box. To access the initial AdobePS
dialog box, choose Print from the File menu of your application.
Note: The term “pane” is used to describe the different pages that
appear in the driver dialog box when you make selections from
the menu at the upper-left corner of the dialog box. Each pane
presents a particular set of print options.
The AdobePS driver includes the following Color Matching options.
• Color/Grayscale—When this setting is used to print to the Fiery,
ColorWise provides all color conversions on the Fiery. Typically,
use this option when printing to the Fiery.
• PostScript Color Matching—Can be used with PostScript devices,
such as the Fiery. It provides for color conversion using a color
rendering dictionary (CRD) that is downloaded with the print
job. This method requires that the file is saved as an EPS with
PostScript Color Management selected.
Note: If you use the PostScript Color Matching option, the driver
may, depending on the application in use, attach a CMYK source
definition to the CMYK data in your document. In such a case,
the CMYK data in the document is reseparated using a Fiery
CRD. The destination color space for the CRD is determined by
the RGB Separation print option. When RGB Separation is set to
Simulation, CMYK data is printed according to all specified CMYK
Simulation Profile and CMYK Simulation Method settings. When
RGB Separation is set to Output, CMYK data is converted to the
selected output profile’s CMYK color space.
• ColorSync Color Matching—Provides for color conversion on the
host computer. This option can be used with PostScript devices
such as the Fiery, but it is intended for use with PostScript Level
1 devices. If you use this option, you must specify the Fiery ICC
profile as the Printer Profile. ColorSync Color Matching is not a
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suggested color matching method because it does not work in
conjunction with all applications and requires that you disable
features of ColorWise on the Fiery.
To set Fiery color management options
1. In the AdobePS Print dialog box, choose Color Matching from the
menu.
Choose Color Matching
2. Choose Color/Grayscale from the Print Color menu.
Choose
Color/Grayscale
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3. In the ColorWise menu, choose settings for the print options
described on page 1-17. If these settings are used regularly, click
Save Settings to save them for subsequent jobs.
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To set Fiery color management
options (Mac OS–X)
1. In the Print dialog box, choose Printer Features from the menu.
Choose Printer Features
2. In the ColorWise 1, ColorWise 2, and ColorWise 3 feature set
menus, choose settings for the print options described on
page 1-17.c
Choose ColorWise 1,
ColorWise 2, and
ColorWise 3
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Chapter 2:
Color
Calibration
Calibrating the Fiery ensures consistent, reliable color output. This
chapter explains how calibration works and provides instructions
for all calibration procedures. You can calibrate the Fiery using
ColorWise Pro Tools in combination with any of the following color
measurement instruments:
• EFI Spectrometer ES-1000 hand-held spectrometer
• EFI Densitometer ED-100 hand-held densitometer
• X-Rite DTP41 automatic scanning spectrophotometer
• X-Rite DTP32 automatic scanning densitometer
By connecting one of these instruments to a serial or USB port on
your computer, you can quickly measure calibration color patches
and download measurements to the Fiery.
Note: To use the ES-1000 or ED-100 with a Mac OS computer, you
must connect the instrument to a USB port. For more information,
contact your service technician/representative. For information on
setting up and operating the DTP41 and DTP32, see Appendix A.
For information on advanced calibration and simulation features
available with ColorWise Pro Tools, such as editing profiles and
creating custom profiles, see Chapter 3. A format for inputting
color measurements from other densitometers is described in
Appendix B.
Note: The procedures described in this chapter are fundamentally
the same for Windows and Mac OS computers. The main
differences are the interface cable and the port used to connect to
the measurement instrument. The illustrations in this chapter
describe the Windows version.
Note: The term computer is used to refer to any computer running
ColorWise Pro Tools.
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An overview of calibration
Calibration generates curves that adjust for the difference
between the actual toner densities (measurements) and the
response expected by the output profile.
• Measurements represent the actual color behavior of the printer.
• Calibration sets are sets of measurements.
• A calibration target that describes the expected behavior of the
printer is contained in each output profile.
After you have calibrated the Fiery, a calibration set is stored. This
calibration set will be used when it is associated with an output
profile. Every output profile has an associated calibration set. If
you have not specified one, the calibration set associated with the
default output profile is used.
If you change the calibration after a saved job has been processed
(RIPped), you do not need to reprocess (reRIP) the job. The new
calibration affects the job without a need for reprocessing.
Note: Changing calibration has the potential to affect all jobs for
all users, so consider limiting the number of people authorized to
perform calibration. Set an Administrator password in Fiery Setup
to control access to calibration (see the Configuration Guide
Chapter 7).
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Understanding calibration
Although most users’ needs are met by the default calibration set,
the Fiery allows you to choose a calibration set to customize
calibration for specialized jobs.
Calibration allows you to:
• Maximize the color reproduction capabilities of the Sharp ARC360P.
• Ensure consistent color quality over time.
• Produce consistent output across Fiery servers.
• Achieve better color matches when reproducing spot colors,
such as PANTONE colors or other named color systems.
• Optimize the Fiery for using ColorWise rendering styles (CRDs)
and CMYK simulations, and for using ICC profiles.
How calibration works
Success in obtaining satisfactory print quality from the Fiery
depends on many factors. Among the most important are
establishing and maintaining optimal toner densities. The density
is the measure of the light absorbed by a surface. By carefully
regulating toner densities, you obtain consistent printed color.
Even with a calibrated system, toner density is affected by service
settings, humidity, and temperature; density also tends to drift
over time. Regular measurement detects day-to-day variations in
densities, and calibration corrects for them.
Calibration works by creating calibration curves on the Fiery that
compensate for the difference between actual (measured) and
desired (target) density values. These calibration curves are the
graphic equivalent of transfer functions, which are mathematical
descriptions of changes that will be made to the initial data.
Transfer functions are often graphed as input or output curves.
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The Fiery generates calibration curves after comparing measured
values to the final target values for each of the four toner colors.
The target values are based on the output profile specified.
Measurements
Measurement files contain numerical values that correspond to
the toner density produced by the printer when it prints solid
cyan, magenta, yellow, and black, and graduated tints of those
colors.
To create a measurement file, print a page of color patches. Then
measure the patches using a color measurement instrument
connected to a computer on the network. The new measurements
are automatically downloaded to the Fiery.
Output profiles and calibration sets
Output profiles and calibration sets define desired calibration
results. One or more output profiles and calibration sets are
provided with the Fiery. When you calibrate the Fiery, select the
calibration set that corresponds to the typical printing jobs at your
site. This same calibration set can be associated with one or more
output profiles. For more information on output profiles, see
page 1-29.
Scheduling calibration
In general, you should calibrate the Fiery at least once a day,
depending on the volume of print jobs. If it is very important to
maintain consistent color, or if the printer is subject to wide
fluctuations in temperature or humidity, calibrate every few hours.
For optimal performance, calibrate whenever there is a noticeable
change in print quality.
If you need to split a print job into two or more batches to be
printed at different times, it is especially important to calibrate
before printing each batch. You should also calibrate the Fiery
after printer maintenance.
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Note: Because printed output from the printer is very sensitive to
changes in temperature and humidity, the Sharp AR-C360P should
not be installed near a window or in direct sunlight, or near a
heater or air conditioner. Paper is sensitive to climate changes as
well. It should be stored in a cool, dry, stable environment, and
reams should remain sealed until they are needed.
To monitor print quality, print the following color reference pages:
• Color Charts from the Control Panel (see the Configuration
Guide Chapter 4)
• Color Charts from Command WorkStation/Command
WorkStation LE (see “Printing Fiery Information Pages” in the
Job Management Guide Chapter 2)
• Color reference pages included with the user software (see
“Introduction” in the User Software Installation Guide)
All these pages include fully saturated color patches and pale tints
of cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. Images with skin tones offer
a very good basis for comparison. Save and compare pages you
printed at different times. If there is a noticeable change in
appearance, calibrate the Fiery.
When you examine the Test Page, all color patches should be
visible, even though they may be very faint in the five percent and
two percent range. Each color’s patch set should show uniform
gradation from patch to patch as the color lightens from 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
printer service technician to determine whether adjusting the
printer can improve output.
Checking calibration status
To verify whether the Fiery is calibrated, which calibration set and
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output profile were used, and when the printer was last
calibrated:
• Print a Configuration page or Test Page from the Control Panel or
Command WorkStation/Command WorkStation LE.
• Select a calibration set in Calibrator (available from ColorWise
Pro Tools); the last calibration and the user who performed it are
displayed.
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Using Calibrator
ColorWise Pro Tools Calibrator allows you to calibrate the Fiery
using the measurement method of your choice.
Changing the calibration has the potential to affect all jobs for all
users, so consider limiting the number of people authorized to
perform calibration. Set an Administrator password to control
access to calibration (see “Setting Passwords” in the
Configuration Guide Chapter 7).
Note: Multiple users can be connected to one Fiery with ColorWise
Pro Tools, but only one user at a time can use Calibrator. An error
message appears if you try to calibrate when another user is using
ColorWise Pro Tools to calibrate.
Starting Calibrator
Start Calibrator from the ColorWise Pro Tools main window.
To Calibrate the Fiery using Calibrator
1. Start ColorWise Pro Tools and connect to the Fiery.
For instructions on configuring the connection to the Fiery, see the
User Software Installation Guide.
Note: If the connection to the Fiery from Command
WorkStation/Command WorkStation LE (which also allows for
access to ColorWise Pro Tools) is not established, you can start
ColorWise Pro Tools independently of Command
WorkStation/Command WorkStation LE.
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2. Click Calibrator.
The Calibration window appears in Standard mode.
3. Use the Calibrator window to perform the calibration method of
your choice.
Procedures for each calibration method are described in
subsequent sections of this chapter.
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Expert Mode
Calibrator provides two modes: Standard Mode and Expert Mode.
You can perform all essential calibration tasks while in Standard
Mode. Expert Mode offers two additional options: Print Pages and
View Measurements.
To Use Expert Mode
•
Move the sliding button at the top of the Calibration window from
Standard to Expert.
The Expert Mode window appears.
With the Print Pages option, print a calibration Comparison Page
showing the results of the new measurements with any profile
associated with the currently selected calibration set. You can also
create a custom comparison page and save it as a PostScript or
Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) file called CALIB.PS. Next, print the
file to the Hold queue of the Fiery from your application, or
download it to the Hold queue with Fiery Downloader. An
additional way to create the CALIB.PS file is to rename any job in
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the Hold queue using Command WorkStation/Command
WorkStation LE (see the table under “Using Commands” in the
Job Management Guide Chapter 2).
With the View Measurements option, you can view the current set
of measurements as a table or graph that shows both the
measurements and the target curves.
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. It lists all output profiles that use that same calibration
set. Selecting an output profile from this menu displays the target
curves associated with that profile. If each output profile contains
a unique calibration target, the curves displayed also change
when you switch profiles.
Restoring default calibration measurements
The Sharp AR-C360P is shipped with default calibration
measurements. You can use these measurements to achieve
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acceptable color without calibration. If the measurement device
you use does not produce acceptable color, you can easily return
to the default measurements.
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To restore default calibration
measurements
1. In the main Calibrator window, click Restore Device.
2. Click OK to restore the preset default calibration set.
Note: Restore Device applies only to the currently selected
calibration set.
Using the EFI Spectrometer ES-1000
The EFI Spectrometer ES-1000 is a hand-held spectrophotometer
that measures the spectral light reflected from printed output and
other colored materials, as well as the density of printed ink and
toner. It uses the density measurements to effectively calibrate
the Fiery.
Setting up the ES-1000
To use the ES-1000 for calibration purposes, you must first set it
up for use with your computer. For complete instructions on
setting up the ES-1000, see the documentation that is included
with the instrument.
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The following illustration shows the different parts of the ES-1000.
Measure button
Sample aperture
White tile
reference
Calibration cradle
Calibrating the Fiery with the ES-1000
You can use ColorWise Pro Tools in conjunction with the ES-1000
to calibrate the Fiery.
To calibrate the Fiery using the ES-1000
1. Start Calibrator.
For instructions on starting Calibrator, see page 2-44.
2. Choose EFI Spectrometer ES-1000 as the measurement method.
3. In the Check Print Settings pane, choose the desired calibration
set.
Choose the appropriate calibration set for the mode and type of
media which are needed for calibration.
Note: For this calibration to take effect, the calibration set must be
associated with one or more output profiles. There is no need to
make any new associations for the default calibration set, since it
is already associated with the default output profile.
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4. In the Generate Measurement Page pane, click Print.
The Print Options dialog box appears.
5. Choose the appropriate options and click Print.
For Page Type, choose either 21 or
34 Sorted Patches, or 21 or 34
Randomized Patches. Sorted
patches are printed on the page in
the order of their hue and
saturation levels. Randomized
patches are printed on the page in
random order, to help compensate
for density inconsistencies on
different areas of the page.
Page Size is automatically set to
LTR/A4 for 21 patches, or 11x17/A3 for 34 patches.
Input Tray is automatically set to Auto Select.
6. Retrieve the printed measurement page from the printer.
7. In the Get Measurements pane,
click Measure.
The Measurement Options dialog
box appears.
Page Type is automatically set to
the type that you selected in step 5.
8. Check the settings, and
click Measure.
The Information dialog box
appears.
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9. Place the ES-1000 in
the calibration cradle,
and click OK.
The EFI Spectrometer
Measurement dialog
box appears.
Directions for
measuring the strips
appear in the Status
field.
Note: For a more
accurate
measurement, place several sheets of plain white paper beneath
the Measurement Page to block underlying colors from being read
by the instrument.
10. Place the sample aperture in the white space at the start of the
specified color.
11. Press and hold the measure button and wait for a beep.
Note: To hear a beep with a Windows compatible computer, you
must have a sound card and speaker(s) installed.
12. After you hear a beep, slide the ES-1000 at a slow but consistent
pace across the strip.
13. Release the button when all the patches in the strip have been
measured, and you have reached the white space at the end of
the strip.
When a strip is measured successfully, the cross hair moves to the
next color.
14. Repeat step 10 through step 13 until all the strips have been
measured.
Note: You must take the measurements in the order outlined in
the Status field.
15. When all the patches have been read successfully, click Accept.
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16. Click Apply in the Calibrator window to implement the new
calibration measurement.
17. Click OK in the Information dialog box.
This completes the Fiery calibration process.
Using the EFI Densitometer ED-100
The EFI Densitometer ED-100 is a hand-held instrument that
measures the density of printed ink and toner. Like the DTP32, the
ED-100 is a reflection densitometer that you can use to calibrate
the Fiery.
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.
The following illustration shows the components of the ED-100.
Indicator
Measure button
Sample aperture
(underneath)
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Calibrating the Fiery with the ED-100
You can use ColorWise Pro Tools in conjunction with the ED-100 to
calibrate the Fiery.
To calibrate the Fiery using the ED-100
1. Start Calibrator.
For instructions on starting Calibrator, see page 2-44.
2. Choose EFI Densitometer ED-100 as the measurement method.
3. In the Check Print Settings pane, choose the desired calibration
set.
Choose the appropriate calibration set for the type of media you
will use most often.
Note: For this calibration to take effect, the calibration set must be
associated with one or more output profiles. There is no need to
make any new associations for the default calibration set, since it
is already associated with the default output profile.
4. In the Generate Measurement Page pane, click Print.
The Print Options dialog box appears.
5. Choose the appropriate options and click Print.
For Page Type, choose 21 Sorted
Patches. Sorted patches are printed
on the page in the order of their
hue and saturation levels.
Paper Size is automatically set to
LTR/A4 for 21 Patches.
For Input Tray, specify the paper
source for printing the
measurement page.
6. Retrieve the measurement page
from the printer.
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7. Click Measure in the Get Measurements pane.
The Measurement Options dialog
box appears.
8. Choose the appropriate options, and
then click Start.
Page Type is automatically set to
the measurement page type that
you printed in step 5.
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. When you choose multiple
clicks, the average value of all measurements taken for the patch
is returned to the Fiery. Multiple measurements are more
accurate, but may take more time.
To hear a confirmation tone each time a measurement is
recorded, select the Audio Feedback option. A single tone
indicates a successful measurement; two tones indicate a
measurement error. If you have specified multiple clicks per
patch, the tone sounds after you take the final measurement.
If necessary, choose the appropriate COM port for the ED-100
from the Port menu.
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When you click Start, the Measurements window appears.
Directions for measuring the patches appear in the Status area.
9. Place the ED-100 over the specified patch on the Measurement
Page, making sure to center the sample aperture over the patch.
Press Measure to take the measurement.
Note: For a more accurate
measurement, place several plain
sheets of paper beneath the
Measurement Page to block
underlying colors from being read by
the instrument.
If you have specified multiple clicks
per patch, continue pressing Measure
to take the required number of
measurements. We recommend that
you move the ED-100 slightly after
each measurement while keeping it
within the patch circle.
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When the patch has been measured successfully, a check mark
appears in the patch preview in the Measurements window. The
window identifies and highlights the next patch to be measured.
10. Repeat step 9 to measure each successive patch on the
Measurement Page.
Start with A1 and continue down Column A. When you have
finished measuring all the patches in Column A, proceed to
Column B in the same manner until all columns have been
measured.
To retake a measurement, select the desired patch preview in the
Measurements window and measure the patch on the page using
the ED-100.
Note: You must take the measurements in the order outlined in
the Measurements window and on the measurement page.
11. When all the patches have been read successfully, click Accept.
12. Click Apply in the Calibrator window to implement the new
calibration set.
13. Click OK in the Information dialog box.
Note: This completes the Fiery calibration process.
Calibrating the Fiery with the DTP41
Using the ColorWise Pro Tools Calibrator application and the
DTP41 spectrophotometer, you can quickly measure color patches
printed by the Sharp AR-C360P and automatically download these
measurements to the Fiery.
Note: Before using ColorWise Pro Tools and the DTP41 to calibrate
the Fiery, follow the instructions on page A-101 for calibrating the
DTP41 spectrophotometer.
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To calibrate the Fiery using the DTP41
1. Start Calibrator.
For instructions on starting Calibrator, see page 2-44.
2. Choose X-Rite DTP41 as the measurement method.
3. In the Check Print Settings pane, choose the desired calibration
set.
Choose the appropriate calibration set for the type of media you
use most often.
Note: For this calibration to take effect, the calibration set must be
associated with one or more output profiles. There is no need to
make any new associations for the default calibration set, since it
is already associated with the default output profile.
4. In the Generate Measurement Page pane, click Print.
The Print Options dialog box appears.
5. Choose the appropriate options, and click Print.
For Page Type, choose either 21 or
34 Sorted Patches.
Paper Size is automatically set to
LTR/A4 for 21 Sorted Patches, or
11x17/A3 for 34 Sorted Patches.
For Input Tray, choose the paper
source for printing the
measurement page.
6. Retrieve the measurement page from the printer.
7. In the Get Measurements pane, click Measure.
The Measurement Options dialog box displays the specified Page
Type and Paper Size options.
8. Click Measure.
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9. If necessary, choose the appropriate COM port for the DTP41 from
the Available Ports menu. Click Start Measurements.
10. Insert the
measurement
page into the
DTP41, starting
with the cyan
strip.
Follow the onscreen
instructions to
align the page
properly.
11. Click Read Strip.
The DTP41 pulls
the measurement page through automatically.
After 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.
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A check mark
appears on the
circle of the color
just read, and the
Status field
indicates the
color was
measured
successfully.
Click Previous
and Next to
reverse or
advance to
another step in the measurement sequence.
13. When the Status field indicates that all four color strips have been
read successfully, click Accept Measurements.
14. In the Measure dialog box, click OK.
15. Click Apply in the Calibrator window to implement the new
calibration set.
16. Click OK in the Information dialog box.
This completes the Fiery calibration process.
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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.
Note: Before using ColorWise Pro Tools and the DTP32 to calibrate
the Fiery, follow the instructions on page A-107 for calibrating the
DTP32 densitometer.
To calibrate the Fiery using the DTP32
1. Start Calibrator.
For instructions on starting Calibrator, see page 2-44.
2. In the Select Measurement Method pane, choose X-Rite DTP32.
3. In the Check Print Settings pane, choose the desired calibration
set.
Choose the appropriate calibration set for the type of media you
will use most often.
Note: For this calibration to take effect, the calibration set must be
associated with one or more output profiles. The default
calibration set is already associated with the default output
profile, so there is no need to make any new associations.
4. In the Generate Measurement Page pane, click Print.
The Print Options dialog box appears.
5. Choose the appropriate options, and click Print.
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For Page Type, choose either 34 or
21 Sorted Patches.
Paper Size is automatically set to
LTR/A4 for 21 Sorted Patches, or
11x17/A3 for 34 Sorted Patches.
For Input Tray, specify the paper
source.
6. Retrieve the measurement page
from the printer.
7. Click Measure in the Get Measurements pane.
The Measurement Options dialog box displays 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 XRite DTP32.
The Status field
displays instructions
for selecting the port
and feeding the
measurement page through the DTP32 four times, once for each
color strip.
9. When the Status field indicates that the measurements were read
successfully, click Accept.
10. Click OK in the Measure dialog box.
11. Click Apply in the Calibrator window to implement the new
calibration set.
12. Click OK in the Information dialog box.
This completes the Fiery calibration process.
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Chapter 3:
ColorWise
Pro Tools
Designed to give you flexible control of color printing, ColorWise
Pro Tools include the following color management tools:
• Calibrator (see Chapter 2)
• Color Editor
• Profile Manager
• Spot-On (Sharp AR-C360P GA only)
• Color Setup
ColorWise Pro Tools for Windows and Mac OS computers are
fundamentally the same; differences are noted in this chapter.
The windows and dialog boxes illustrated are the Windows
versions. For information on installing and configuring a
connection to ColorWise Pro Tools, see the
EFI User Software Installation Guide.
Note: If the connection to the Fiery from Command WorkStation/
Command WorkStation LE (which also allows for access to
ColorWise Pro Tools) is not established, you can start ColorWise
Pro Tools independently of Command WorkStation/Command
WorkStation LE.
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Profile Manager
Profile Manager allows you to manage and edit ICC profiles. In the
case of the Fiery, these profiles are divided into RGB Source,
Simulation, and Output profiles:
• RGB Source contains all monitor profiles resident on the Fiery.
RGB Source profiles are used to define the source color space
for RGB colors processed by the Fiery.
Note: If you use Photoshop 5.x, 6.x, or 7.x, you can upload the
profile for your selected working space to the Fiery and choose
that as your RGB Source Profile. For more information, see the
Fiery Color Reference Chapter 5.
• Simulation contains printer profiles used to simulate another
device on the Fiery.
• Output contains printer profiles that describe the printer. For
more information on output profiles, see page 1-29.
Note: Changing the Fiery default profiles affects all jobs for all
users. Consider limiting the number of people authorized to use
ColorWise Pro Tools by setting an Administrator password.
The following profiles are provided with the Fiery.
RGB Source:
• Apple Standard—standard source color space for Mac OS
computer monitors with older versions of ColorSync
• sRGB (PC)—source color space for a generic Windows computer
monitor
• EFIRGB—preset default setting for a Fiery
Simulation:
• DIC—Japanese press standard
• Euroscale—European press standard
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• SWOP-Coated—United States press standard
In addition, one or more output profiles are provided with the
Fiery. For information about output profiles, see page 1-29.
Note: When you use Profile Manager from some Windows NT
computers, the default color directory may not be created
automatically when ColorWise Pro Tools are installed. Create the
color folder in the appropriate directory (for example,
C:\WinNT\system32\color) and Profile Manager will be able to
download and upload from the default location as expected.
Setting the default profiles
You can use Profile Manager to set a default RGB source profile,
simulation profile, and output profile. The default RGB source and
simulation profiles that you set are applied to all print jobs sent to
the Fiery, unless you override them using print options. The same
is true of the default output profile that you set.
To specify a default profile
1. Start ColorWise Pro Tools and click Profile Manager.
The left side of the main Profile Manager window lists the ICC
profiles in the default directory of your computer; the right side
lists the three profiles on the Fiery.
The Lock icon ( ) to the left of a profile name indicates that the
profile cannot be deleted and can be edited only if saved under a
new name. Only Simulation and Output profiles can be edited.
A small icon to the left of a profile name indicates the default
profile for each category (RGB Source, Simulation, and Output). If
you designate a different profile as the default, the icon appears
next to your designated profile. The icon indicating the default
RGB Source and Output profiles looks like a target ( ). The icon
indicating the default Simulation profile changes in appearance
depending on whether the default RGB Separation setting is set to
Simulation ( ) or Output ( ).
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2. Select the profile you want as the default for a profile type and
click Profile Settings.
3. In the Profile Settings dialog box, click Default and click Apply.
4. Click OK.
In the main Profile Manager window, the target icon appears next
to the new default profile you specified.
5. Repeat steps 2 through 4 for each type of profile.
If no default is set for RGB Source, the RGB Source print option is
set to None. If no default profile is set for Simulation, the CMYK
Simulation print option is set to None. For more information on
print options, see Chapter 1.
The Output profile always has a default profile. To change the
Output default, select a preset profile you want as the default and
click Profile Settings. Or create a new default under a new name
by selecting a preset profile and specifying your choice of the
calibration set in the Use Calibration Set menu and a new name in
the Profile Description menu.
Downloading profiles
The Fiery includes default profiles. You can download additional
profiles from any computer connected to the Fiery.
To download a profile
1. Start ColorWise Pro Tools and click Profile Manager.
The left side of the main Profile Manager window lists the ICC
profiles in the default location on your computer.
• Windows 98/Me—Windows\System\Color
• Windows NT 4.0—Winnt\System32 \Color
• Windows 2000—Winnt\System32\Spool\Drivers\Color
• Windows XP/Server 2003—
Windows\System32\Spool\Drivers\Color
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• Mac OS 9.x—System Folder: Preferences : ColorSync Profiles for
ColorSync 2.0, and System Folder : ColorSync Profiles for
ColorSync 2.5 or later
• Mac OS X—System : Library : ColorSync : Profiles
2. If the desired profile does not appear, click Browse to go to a
different directory. Browse to the directory containing the profile
you want to download and click OK.
3. When the profile you want to download appears in the list in the
main Profile Manager window, select it.
If the profile is compatible with the Fiery, a green arrow
indicates that the profile is available for downloading. Only
output device profiles are downloadable to Simulation and
Output. Only input device profiles are downloadable to RGB
Source.
Note: On Windows computers, the profiles must have an
extension of .icc or .icm to be listed. On Mac OS computers, the
profiles must have a file type of “profile.”
All ICC profiles in the selected directory on your computer are
displayed in the list in the main Profile Manager window. However,
because a profile is listed does not necessarily mean it can be
downloaded to the Fiery.
Simulation profiles should be profiles only for those devices you
want the Fiery to match in terms of color output characteristics.
Output profiles should be profiles only for the printer to which you
print. Although you can download CMYK printer profiles as
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.
4. Click the arrow to download the profile and click OK when the
download is complete.
The new profile now appears in the list of profiles on the right side
of the Profile Manager main window.
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For Mac OS computers, this profile must be associated with one of
the predefined names (Source-1 through Source-10 for RGB
Source, Simulation-1 through Simulation-10 for Simulation, or
Output-1 through Output-10 for Output) or set as the default
before it can be used. For Windows computers, all profiles can
appear in the printer driver by their profile descriptions (see
“Defining profiles” on page 3-69).
Note: When an output profile is downloaded, it inherits the
calibration target of the current default output profile.
Editing profiles
You can customize the profiles on the Fiery to meet your specific
needs and the characteristics of your Sharp AR-C360P using Color
Editor, either directly or through Profile Manager. For more
information on editing profiles, see “Color Editor” on page 3-72.
Managing profiles
Profile Manager allows you to back up profiles to ensure that no
custom profiles are lost when the Fiery software is updated. You
can also upload a copy of a built-in Fiery profile to your
workstation in order to use it with an ICC-aware application, such
as Photoshop. Profile Manager also allows you to delete unwanted
profiles.
Note: You can back up and delete only those profiles that appear
in the main Profile Manager window without a Lock icon next to
them. Locked profiles cannot be deleted, but most can be backed
up.
To 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.
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3. Click the green arrow, choose a name and location for the profile,
and click Save.
The name will be the file name of the profile, but the profile
description will be the original description, or the one you entered
in the Profile Settings dialog box.
Note: When saving the profile on a Windows computer, include the
extension .icm. If the extension is not included, additional dialog
boxes appear.
4. Click OK when you are notified that the profile was successfully
uploaded.
Delete profiles to ensure that the wrong profiles are not used, and
to free up disk space on the Fiery (although profiles are small and
do not take up much space).
To delete profiles from the Fiery
1. Start ColorWise Pro Tools and click Profile Manager.
2. Select the profile you want to delete and click Delete.
A Warning dialog box asks you to confirm the deletion.
Note: You cannot delete preset profiles, profiles that are currently
set as default, or profiles that are linked to any of the predefined
custom names, for example Simulation-1.
3. Click Yes to delete the profile.
4. To delete a profile currently set as the default or associated with
a custom name, click Profile Settings and clear the default option.
Defining profiles
For Mac OS computers, before you 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 the default profiles” on
page 3-65). Ten names are available for custom profiles—Source-
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1 through Source-10 for RGB Source, Simulation-1 through
Simulation-10 for Simulation, or Output-1 through Output-10 for
Output.
For Windows computers, all profiles appear by their actual names
in the printer driver. These fixed names are used in the printer
driver, so you can select profiles per job even if your driver does
not have the capability to obtain an updated list from the Fiery.
Note: A custom simulation profile is used to illustrate this
procedure. The same steps apply for defining output profiles.
To define a custom simulation profile
1. Start ColorWise Pro Tools and click Profile Manager.
Custom profile
created with
Color Editor
For the purposes of this example, assume DIC-new is a custom
simulation profile created with Color Editor and, as such, no
information is displayed for DIC-new under the heading “Appear in
Driver as.”
Note: You can define custom profiles only. Default profiles are
predefined and cannot be changed.
2. Select DIC-new in the Simulation list, and click Profile Settings or
double-click DIC-new.
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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.
Note: Choose a name that is not already linked with another
simulation. You cannot define two profiles with the same name.
Note: Although you cannot delete a preset profile, you can use the
name of a preset profile for your edited profile when you select
the “Appear in Driver as” option. This replaces the preset profile
with your own profile.
In Profile Settings, you can also change profile descriptions for all
non-locked profiles.
4. Click OK.
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. If you do not define a
custom RGB Source or Output profile, the default profile is used.
Considerations for defining Output Profiles
The procedures for defining Output Profiles is similar to the
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preceding example for defining Simulations profiles. However,
note these differences:
For output profiles, the predefined custom names are Output-1
through Output-10.
When you choose Profile Settings for an output profile, the Use
Calibration Set options also appear. You must calibrate the Fiery
with this calibration set before this option has any effect. If you
have never measured for this calibration set, default
measurements are used. For more information about calibration
sets, see page 2-40.
Color Editor
Color Editor allows you to customize simulation and output
profiles. Access Color Editor directly by clicking its icon in the
ColorWise Pro Tools main window, or indirectly, through the Profile
Manager.
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. Use Color Editor to fine-tune a profile on your Fiery to
meet your exact specifications. For example, you can create a
custom profile for printing to a specific media type.
Note: You cannot edit source profiles; only simulation and output
profiles can be customized.
Color Editor has two Edit Modes for editing output profiles:
• Custom—Edit output profiles and save customized versions of
them.
• % Density—View the calibration target, which is one component
of the output profile. You cannot make changes to the
calibration target in this window, but you can import a new
target (see page 2-40).
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Color Editor also has several Edit Modes for editing simulations:
• Master—Create a custom master simulation that affects all print
jobs to which it is applied, unless a linked simulation exists for
the selected combination of simulation profile, simulation
method, and output profile.
• Quick, Full (Source GCR), or Full (Output GCR)—Create custom
linked simulations. Linked simulations affect the print job only if
the corresponding simulation profile, simulation method, and
output profile are selected. If you choose an output profile and
simulation method for which you have created a custom linked
simulation, that simulation is applied automatically to the job. If
you choose a simulation method or output profile for which
there is no custom linked simulation, the master simulation is
automatically applied. For detailed information about simulation
methods, see page 1-27.
Note: If you made edits to a master simulation after you created a
linked simulation, the edits are not applied to the linked
simulation.
To edit a simulation profile in Master Mode or an
output profile in Custom Mode
1. Start ColorWise Pro Tools and click Color Editor.
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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. Choose a profile to edit and click Select.
Another method is to open the Profile Manager, select a profile,
and then click Edit.
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 3-78.
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Use this dialog box
to view or edit
profiles. The graph
allows you to view
and manipulate
color output values.
Note: When you edit
an output profile in
Custom mode,
clicking Import at
the bottom of the
Color Editor window
allows you to import
a calibration target
file (.trg) created on
another Fiery using
the previous version
of ColorWise. The
current version of
ColorWise does not
allow you to save a
target separately; rather, it saves the target in conjunction with
an output profile
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 in any combination.
Working with only one or two colors at a time allows you
to fine-tune your adjustments. To turn off a color, click
its Eye icon. In the following example, cyan and
magenta are visible and can be edited.
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6. To adjust the dot gain value for
simulating press output, click
Dot Gain.
Choose either the North
American or European
standard. Use the sliders to
adjust to the desired Dot Gain:
• The range of values for North
American at 50% input are
from 0% to 50% gain on
output.
• The range of values for
European at 40% input are from 0% to 59% gain on output; the
range of values for European at 80% input are from 0% to 20%
gain on output.
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.
7. Use the plus and minus buttons to adjust brightness.
Changes to the brightness are reflected in the curve(s).
8. To adjust the curves directly, click and drag points on the curve or
enter numbers into the input and output boxes.
The graph maps the input percentage to the output percentage.
(These percentages refer to the size of the CMYK halftone dots.)
The curve you selected appears, and points along the curve are
marked so you can adjust them.
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A curve with this
shape makes a
color appear
darker by adding
density in the
midtones.
A curve with this
shape makes a color
appear
lighter by reducing
density in the
midtones.
A curve with this
shape increases
contrast.
Note: Adjust points in this way only after you have entered the
Dot Gain and Brightness values.
For greater precision, type percentages in the Input and Output
fields 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. For an output profile, set maximum densities of the C, M, Y, and K
channels.
Enter the maximum densities, called D-Max values, of individual
colors for profiles that support density settings. D-Max settings
are not available when you edit Simulation profiles in Master
mode.
10. When you are finished, click Save and enter a name for the new
profile.
The new custom profile is saved to the Fiery with the new name.
If you edit one of the press standard targets (for example, SWOPCoated, DIC, or Euroscale), consider including the original name
as part of the new target name (for example, DIC-new) to help
you remember the source of the new target.
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Note: Preset default profiles are locked and must be saved with a
new name.
For Mac OS computers, custom profiles must be linked to one of
the ten predefined custom profile names (Simulation-1 through
Simulation-10 for Simulation, or Output-1 through Output-10 for
Output) to be accessible from the printer driver. Create as many
custom profiles as you want, but a maximum of ten are available
from the printer driver at any one time. For information on linking
custom profiles to the predefined custom profile names, see
“Defining profiles” on page 3-69. If you are using the printer
driver for Windows computers, custom profiles will appear in the
driver window without being associated with a predefined profile
name.
If you set a custom profile as the default, you can access it from
the printer driver without linking it to one of the predefined
custom names. Select Printer’s default from the printer driver.
To edit a simulation in Quick, Full (Source GCR),
or Full (Output GCR) 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.
Another method is to open the Profile Manager, select a simulation
profile, and click Edit.
3. Choose Quick, Full (Source GCR), or Full (Output GCR) from the
Edit Mode menu, and choose an output profile with which your
edited simulation will be linked from the Link with menu.
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The edited simulation will be linked with the output profile you
choose from the “Link with” menu.
Note: When editing a simulation profile in Quick mode, clicking
Import at the bottom of the Color Editor window allows you to
import a custom Quick Simulation created on another Fiery using
the previous version of ColorWise. The current version of
ColorWise does not allow you to save custom CMYK Quick, Full
(Source GCR) or Full (Output GCR) Simulations independently;
rather, they are saved as components of the same profile.
4. Edit and save the simulation, as described in steps 5 through 10
of the procedure starting on page 3-75.
For this new simulation to be automatically applied to a print job,
the CMYK Simulation, Simulation Method, and Output Profile
settings must be the same as those used when you edited the
profile. If the Simulation Method is different or a different output
profile is selected, the Master simulation is applied.
Note: A CMYK Simulation Profile can have a custom Master and
one or more custom links—up to three links (Quick mode and the
two Full modes) for each output profile on the system. For the
CMYK Simulation Profile option in the printer driver, note that if
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you select a custom profile for which the output ink percentage is
greater than 0 and the input ink percentage is 0, the Use Master
print option will have no effect.
Undoing CMYK simulation edits
You can undo the changes you made to CMYK simulations (master
and linked) in the following ways:
• If you have not yet saved your edits, click Done on the Color
Editor menu bar and do not save the changes.
• If you saved your edits under a new CMYK simulation name and
want to delete all edits—in Master, Quick, and Full (Source GCR)
or Full (Output GCR) modes—to the simulation, see page 3-69.
Checking edited profiles
To view a printed sample of a profile before you save it to the
Fiery, print one of the following:
• Comparison Page provided with ColorWise Pro Tools, which
shows a comparison of images and colored patches with and
without edits
• User-defined CALIB.PS in the Hold queue
You can create a custom comparison page and save it as a
PostScript or Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) file called CALIB.PS.
Print the file to the Hold queue of the Fiery from your application,
or download it to the Hold queue with Fiery Downloader (see
page 2-46).
To check a profile
1. Click Test Print from the Color Editor window.
2. Select a page to print. If you selected Comparison Page, choose a
paper size and input tray. If you selected Sample Image Page,
choose an output profile. Then click Print.
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Using Spot-On
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 printer. However,
you may want to adjust the default CMYK equivalents to achieve a
better match for your specific printing conditions.
Spot-On allows you to adjust and manage lists of spot colors and
their CMYK equivalents. The matching lists of spot colors and
CMYK values are known as Spot Color Dictionaries. Spot-On
allows you to maintain multiple Spot Color Dictionaries—one for
each output profile on the Fiery.
Note: In order to use Spot-On CMYK equivalents, you must enable
the Spot Color Matching option (see page 1-23).
Starting Spot-On
You can start Spot-On from ColorWise Pro Tools. To work with
Spot-On, you must first specify the output profile associated with
the Spot Color Dictionary that you want to edit. However, you may
switch to a different output profile at any time while working with
Spot-On.
Note: The Fiery allows only one user connection through Spot-On
at a time.
To start Spot-On
1. Start ColorWise Pro Tools and click Spot-On.
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2. Choose the desired output profile and click OK.
Output profile names
appear here
The Spot-On main window appears. The CMYK values you see in
the window are calculated with respect to the specified profile.
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.
Cut
Copy
Download
Paste
Upload
Up
Save
Down
Print
Custom color group
Close All
Default color group
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By default, the Fiery includes several PANTONE libraries along
with a System library. The DIC, HKS, and TOYO libraries are
available with Spot-On. These factory default libraries appear
marked with the default group icon (
).
You can also add custom color groups and colors to the Spot-On
window (see page 3-85). Added groups appear marked with the
custom group icon (
). Both default and custom groups can be
opened to display their included colors.
To 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 doubleclicking the blank
area to the right of
the group name.
When you open a
group, all colors in
the group are
displayed, and the
group icon changes
appearance.
2. To close a color
group, click the
icon to the left of
the group name, or
double-click the
blank area to the
right of the name.
3. To close all color groups in the list, choose Close All from the Edit
menu.
You can also close all color groups by clicking the Close All icon
above the color list.
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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 SpotOn 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. For instance, if two colors from two different color groups
have the same name, the Fiery uses the color from the higher
group and disregards the other color. By managing the priority of
colors in this way, you can maintain several CMYK variants for the
same spot color.
To rearrange the priority of colors
1. To rearrange an entire color group, select the desired color group.
To rearrange an individual color, select the desired color.
Individual spot colors are marked with circular color icons.
2. To move the selection up or down in the list, click the Up or Down
icon in the toolbar.
3. To paste the selection in a different location in the list, click the
Cut or Copy icon in the toolbar.
Note: The Cut operation is only available for custom colors.
4. Click the location in the list where you want to paste the cut or
copied selection, and click the Paste icon in the toolbar.
When you paste a default color
group or color, a warning
message may appear asking you
to rename the selection. Use the
menus to choose the desired
prefix and suffix for the new
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name, and click OK. The pasted selection becomes a custom color
group or color with the specified name.
To 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. The located color appears selected in the color list.
3. To find additional colors based on the same search criteria,
choose Find Again from the Edit menu.
Creating custom colors
Spot-On provides a number of default color groups, such as
PANTONE and DIC, in the color list. You can add your own custom
spot colors and groups to the list.
To add a new color or color group
1. Select the line in the group or color list where your addition is
intended.
2. Choose New Group from the Edit menu to insert a new group or
choose New Color to insert a new color.
A new color group entry or color entry appears as Untitled.
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To 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 uppercase and lowercase characters and
spaces, as necessary.
Note: Default groups or colors, such as PANTONE, cannot be
renamed.
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.
To download custom color groups
1. Select the line in the color list where you want to add the
downloaded group.
2. Choose Download from the File menu.
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The Select file dialog
box appears.
3. Locate and select the
desired color group,
and click Open.
The downloaded group
is added to the specified
location in the Spot-On
list. If you did not
specify a location, the
group is added to the top of the list.
If the downloaded group has the same name as an existing group
in the list, you are prompted to rename the downloaded group.
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.
Before you can upload a color group to your computer, it must be
saved to the Fiery. To upload a factory default group, copy and
paste the group as a new custom group. You can then upload the
group as desired.
To upload custom color groups
1. Select the name of the color group you want to upload.
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2. Choose Upload from the
File menu.
The Save As dialog box
appears.
3. Browse to the location
where you want to save
the file, name the file,
and then click Save.
Editing color
values
The Spot-On Color Search targets the exact CMYK toner
equivalents required to simulate a desired spot color on the
printer. If an existing spot color is not printing as desired, you can
modify the color values as needed to achieve your intended result.
Beginning with an approximate color, you can adjust the hue,
saturation, and lightness of the color until you achieve a desirable
match.
To target a color using Spot-On Color Search
1. Select a color icon from a color group and choose Color Search
from the Edit menu.
The Spot-On Color Search window appears. You can also display
this window by double-clicking a color icon in the color list.
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The current color
appears in the
centerpatch
of the window.
2. To update the centerpatch to a neighboring color that more
closely matches the target, click the corresponding neighbor
patch.
Neighboring patches represent variations from the centerpatch
and can be selected if they offer a closer match to the desired
color. Clicking one of these patches updates the centerpatch to
the new color and provides a new selection of neighboring colors.
These patches are either lightness or saturation neighbors,
depending on the option you choose in the following step.
Note: When you select certain colors, an exclamation point icon
may appear in the upper-right corner of the window. This icon
indicates that the centerpatch color lies at the edge of the
printer’s printable gamut and may not be reproducible. In such
cases, we recommend that you use an approximate target that
lies within the gamut, rather than the out-of-gamut color.
You can also click the centerpatch to enter CMYK values directly.
For more information, see the procedure on page 3-91.
3. Use the following techniques to control how neighboring color
patches are generated:
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Select either Lightness or Saturation in the Color Directions
Legend.
Lightness generates neighbor patches based on darker to lighter
shades of the original color. This variation is displayed from left to
right, with the original color remaining in the centerof the middle
group.
Saturation generates neighbor patches based on less saturated to
more saturated variations of the original color. This variation is
displayed from left to right, with the original color remaining in
the center of the middle group.
Choose a setting from the Color Spacing menu to control the
closeness of the neighbor patches.
A higher setting generates neighbor patches that differ more
noticeably from the center color. As you get closer to your target
color, reduce the color spacing to a smaller value.
Select Monitor Compensation to simulate how all the on-screen
color patches will appear when printed on paper.
This simulation depends on the monitor profile that has been
configured for the display. To specify the monitor profile, choose
Preferences from the Edit menu in the Spot-On main menu.
4. Continue adjusting the color patch controls and clicking neighbor
patches until the desired color appears in the center patch. Click
Print Pattern.
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. Color
Neighbor Pattern prints patches in
a three column by eight row
format.
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For Paper Size, choose the size of the paper you want to use for
printing the patches.
For Paper Tray, specify the input tray for the paper you want to
use.
6. Click OK to print the patches.
The Print Pattern test page prints the following information:
• Center patch color CMYK value
• Color spacing
• Lightness or Saturation neighbors selected
• Output profile selected
The goal of the Spot-On Color Search is to find the color values
that make a printed color patch match a target, not the screen
simulation of it. Printing a Print Pattern of the neighbor color
patches allows you to compare the printed patches to the color
target. Once you compare the printed patches and find the one
that matches most closely, you can then select the corresponding
patch on the screen.
7. When you have selected the desired target color in the Spot-On
Color Search window, click OK.
The edited color appears in the color list of the main Spot-On
window.
To target a color using exact CMYK values
1. Click the center patch in the Spot-On Color Search window.
The Set Center Patch Color dialog box appears.
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2. Select how you want to enter the CMYK values.
The Percentages option allows you to enter color values between
0 and 100%, in increments of 0.5. Values out of this range are
rounded to the nearest whole or half percentage.
The Device Codes option allows you to enter color values between
0 and 255. This option reflects the full range of color values that
the Fiery can actually reproduce, and provides finer gradations of
color than are possible with Percentages.
3. Enter the C, M, Y, and K values of your specific color in the
appropriate fields.
Use the Tab key to move from field to field. As you enter each new
value, the preview patch updates to reflect the old and new
colors.
4. Click OK.
The new color appears as the center patch in the Spot-On Color
Search window.
Using a measurement instrument to target colors
If you have the EFI Densitometer ED-100 or EFI Spectrometer ES1000, you can import measured color values directly into SpotOn. This feature allows you to 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.
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For best results, download and save any measurement data you
have gathered with the ED-100 or ES-1000 in its offline state.
Spot-On automatically clears stored data when it establishes a
connection with the instrument. For information on downloading
stored data from the ED-100 or ES-1000, see the documentation
included with the instrument.
To import color measurements into Spot-On
1. Install and set up the ES-1000 or ED-100 for use with your
computer.
For installation and setup instructions, see the documentation that
came with the instrument.
2. Choose Start from the Instrument menu.
The Choose Port dialog box appears.
3. For Instrument, choose the instrument you will use to take
measurements. For Port, choose the serial port connection of the
instrument. Click OK.
The indicator light on the instrument flashes for a few moments as
the connection to Spot-On is established. When the flashing stops,
the instrument is ready to read measurements.
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:
• If an individual color is selected in the color list, it updates to the
measured color.
• If a group is selected in the color list, a new color with the
measured values is created within the group.
• If the Spot-On Color Search window is open, the center patch
updates with the measured values, and the neighbor patches
update accordingly.
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• If the Set Center Patch Color dialog box is open, the measured
values are imported into the CMYK entry fields.
5. When you are finished taking color measurements, choose Stop
from the Instrument menu.
Spot-On closes the connection to the instrument.
Saving changes and exiting Spot-On
To enable your spot color matches for use on the Fiery, you must
save your edits before exiting Spot-On. This action ensures that
all your changes to Spot-On color definitions are stored on the
Fiery and available for use when printing documents that contain
spot colors.
The following edits do not require saving to take effect:
• Rearranging the priority level of a color group
• Downloading a color group
• Clearing or deleting a color group
To save the Spot-On color list
1. Choose Save from the File menu.
2. Click Close in the upper-right corner of the Spot-On main window
to exit the utility.
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Color Setup
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. These settings are applied to all print jobs
sent to the Fiery, unless a user overrides them for an individual
job by changing settings in the printer driver. These default
settings can also be overridden using Command WorkStation or
Fiery Spooler. Color Setup maintains a connection to the Fiery, so
changes made in Profile Manager appear automatically, and the
defaults set in Color Setup are automatically reflected in other
Fiery tools that list default settings.
The options in Color Setup are arranged in a pattern representing
the flow of color processing that takes place on the Fiery.
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Once you have made your changes, click OK or Apply for the
changes to take effect. OK sets the new defaults and closes the
window. Apply sets the new defaults and keeps the window open.
Cancel closes the window without applying any changes. For most
users, the factory defaults result in optimal color output.
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A-97
Appendix A:
Color
Measurement
Instruments
Color Measurement Instruments
This appendix explains how to set up and calibrate the following
color measurement instruments:
• X-Rite DTP41 automatic scanning spectrophotometer
• 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. The DTP41 communicates directly with the Calibrator
application in ColorWise Pro Tools, sending measurements to the
Fiery automatically.
Setting up the DTP41
Before you calibrate the Fiery, you must connect, configure, and
calibrate the spectrophotometer to prepare for measuring the
printed patches. For additional information about setting up and
using the DTP41, see the documentation included with the
instrument.
To connect the X-Rite DTP41 to the computer
1. Turn off the computer.
2. Unpack the X-Rite DTP41 and remove the spacer from the
measurement page slot.
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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.
Instrument
button
Alignment mark
LED indicator
Measurement page
slot
Power input
Calibration strip
entrance
Serial interface
connection
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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 25pin, you must use the 8-pin-to-25-pin adapter.
Square
Unused connector
Connect to
computer
Interface cable
Connect to adapter
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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
Note: For Mac OS computers with a USB port (for example, an
iMac), you need an adapter to connect the DTP41 to your
computer. For information on supported adapters, see the X-Rite,
Inc. web site (www.x-rite.com).
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5. Use the AC adapter to provide power.
Plug the small connector on the adapter cable into the power
input of the X-Rite DTP41 and plug the AC adapter into the power
cord. Plug the power cable into a wall outlet.
AC adapter
Power cord
Small connector
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
page 2-57).
Calibrating the DTP41
For the best color accuracy, calibrate the X-Rite DTP41
spectrophotometer every time you calibrate the Fiery. You can
initiate the calibration sequence in ColorWise Pro Tools Calibrator
as part of the process of Fiery calibration. The computer may also
prompt you that it is necessary to calibrate the
spectrophotometer.
Alternatively, you can initiate the DTP41 calibration process using
the Instrument button on the DTP41. For more information on this
method, see the documentation that came with the X-Rite DTP41.
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Multiple users can be connected to one Fiery with ColorWise Pro
Tools, but only one user at a time can use the Calibrator module.
An error message appears if you try to calibrate when another
user is already using ColorWise Pro Tools to calibrate.
You will need the Color Reflection Reference strip that is included
with the spectrophotometer. Remove the strip from its protective
envelope, handling it by the edges only. Keep the strip free of dust
and smudges and always store it in the protective envelope.
To calibrate the X-Rite DTP41
1. Connect the spectrophotometer to the computer and turn on
power (see page A-97).
2. Start Calibrator.
For instructions on starting Calibrator, see page 2-44.
3. Choose DTP41 as the measurement method.
4. In the Get Measurements pane, click Measure.
5. In the Measurement Options dialog box, click Measure.
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6. Choose the appropriate COM port for the DTP41 from the
Available Ports menu.
The Instructions area displays instructions for selecting the port.
7. Click Utilities.
The Utilities dialog box appears.
To view version and serial number information, click Show DTP-41
Info. When you are finished, click Done.
8. Click Calibrate DTP-41.
The Instrument Calibration dialog box appears.
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9. If you have not already done so, remove the shipping spacer from
the measurement page slot.
10. Insert the end of the Color Reflection Reference strip into the
calibration strip entrance on the DTP41. Center the arrow on the
strip below the alignment mark (see the diagram on page A-98),
and slide the strip into the DTP41 until you feel the resistance of
the feed mechanism.
11. Click Read Reference in the Instrument Calibration dialog box.
The DTP41 pulls the calibration strip through automatically.
A message appears in the Status area when the calibration is
finished.
12. Click Done.
13. Close the Utilities window.
This completes DTP41 calibration.
When the DTP41 requires calibration, your computer prompts you.
When the prompt message appears, click Calibrate Now and
follow the instructions, starting with step 8 on page A-103.
After calibrating the DTP41, calibrate the Fiery (see page 2-57).
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Using the X-Rite DTP32 densitometer
ColorWise Pro Tools are designed to work with the X-Rite DTP32
reflection densitometer, which feeds color measurements to the
Fiery automatically.
Note: Measurements from other densitometers can be input using
a simple ASCII file format (see Appendix B).
Setting up the DTP32
Before you calibrate the Fiery using the X-Rite DTP32, you need to
connect, configure, and calibrate the densitometer to prepare for
measuring the printed patches (see “Calibrating the DTP32” on
page A-107). For additional information about setting up and
using the DTP32, see the separate documentation included with
the densitometer.
To connect the X-Rite DTP32 to the computer
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.
Square
connector
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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. 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 25pin, you must use the 8-pin-to-25-pin adapter.
Unused connector
Square connector
Connect to computer
Connect to adapter
Interface cable
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
Note: For Mac OS computers with a USB port (for example, an
iMac), you need an adapter to connect the DTP32 to your
computer. For information on supported adapters, see the X-Rite,
Inc. web site (www.x-rite.com).
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4. Plug the small connector on the adapter cable into the side of the
X-Rite DTP32 and plug the AC adapter into a wall outlet.
Small connector
AC adapter
5. Turn on the computer.
6. Calibrate the DTP32 (see the following section).
7. Calibrate the Fiery using ColorWise Pro Tools and the DTP32 (see
page 2-61).
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.
To calibrate the X-Rite DTP32
1. Connect the densitometer to the computer and supply power (see
page A-105).
2. From the Main Menu on the X-Rite DTP32 display, press the p1
key once to reach p2.
3. Press the cal key.
Calibrating motor speed is displayed, followed by the words INSERT
CAL STRIP.
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4. Insert the X-Rite Auto-Cal Strip into the 35mm slot on the front of
the X-Rite DTP32—arrow end first—until it stops or the
densitometer starts pulling the strip.
Reading appears momentarily, followed by the density values and
CALIBRATION OK. The densitometer automatically returns to the
MAIN MENU.
If UNRECOGNIZABLE STRIP appears, repeat the process or try
cleaning the strip (see the X-Rite DTP32 Operating Manual).
Recalibrate the DTP32 at least once per month. For critical color,
calibrate the densitometer every time you calibrate the Fiery. The
DTP32 may also warn periodically that it requires calibration.
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Appendix B:
Importing
Density
Measurements
Importing Density Measurements
This appendix describes Simple ASCII File Format, which can be
used to import density measurements from measurement
devices. To use your own measurement data from an alternate
measurement instrument, record your individual readings in a
text file and structure it as follows.
Simple ASCII Import File Format (SAIFF)
This format describes Status T measurement data for import into
the ColorWise Pro Tools Calibrator. The three possible file formats
are:
• 1D Status T density for EFI 34 patch page
• 1D Status T density for EFI 21 patch page
• 1D Status T density for other pages (maximum of 256 patches
per ink)
The file format is ASCII and has no tabs. A single space or
multiple spaces are used as delimiters. Blank lines are not
allowed. Each line in the file represents four patches (C, M, Y, K)
of a specific ink value. Comments may be on any line in the file.
Comment lines must start with a pound sign (#) followed by a
space. A line with a pound (#) sign followed by any character
other than a space has been reserved. Comments must be on an
entire line by themselves.
Each line of data contains five values. The first number is the
sequential patch number (for EFI 34 and EFI 21 pages) or the ink
value percentage (for other pages). The four values that follow
are the density values of C, M, Y, and K of the corresponding
patch. Lines are ordered either by increasing sequential patch
numbers, or by increasing the ink percentage.
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Importing Density Measurements
For Windows computers, the file extension must be .cm1. For Mac
OS computers, the file type must be ‘TEXT’.
Measurement data in EFI 34 and EFI 21 are paper-relative. For
other pages, if the first line corresponds to zero ink value, the
Calibrator assumes that the measurement data is absolute and
adjusts it to become paper-relative by subtracting the density
values of the first line from the remaining patches.
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.
#!EFI 3
# EFI ColorWise 2.0 Data
type: 1DST34
# Cyan Magent Yellow Black
1 0.0300 0.0400 0.0200 0.0400
2 0.0600 0.0700 0.0800 0.0700
3 0.1000 0.1000 0.1000 0.1000
(…more data…)
33 1.6700 1.3400 0.8900 1.6700
34 1.7200 1.4300 0.9300 1.7500
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Importing Density Measurements
Example of 1D Status T density for EFI 21 patch
page
This file format is used to specify the Status T density
measurements of the EFI 21 patch page. The value in the first
column is the patch number. The first patch must be 1 and the last
must be 21.
#!EFI 3
# EFI ColorWise 2.0 Data
type: 1DST21
# Cyan Magent Yellow Black
1 0.0300 0.0400 0.0200 0.0400
2 0.0600 0.0700 0.0800 0.0700
3 0.1000 0.1000 0.1000 0.1000
(…more data…)
20 1.6700 1.3400 0.8900 1.6700
21 1.7200 1.4300 0.9300 1.7500
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. The
percentages must increase in between.
#!EFI 3
# EFI ColorWise 2.0 Data
type: 1DST
# percnt Cyan Magent Yellow Black
0.0000 0.0300 0.0400 0.0200 0.0400
0.3922 0.0600 0.0700 0.0800 0.0700
1.1765 0.1000 0.1000 0.1000 0.1000
(…more data…)
98.0000 1.6700 1.3400 0.8900 1.6700
100.0000 1.7200 1.4300 0.9300 1.7500
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InIndex
A
Absolute Colorimetric rendering
style 1-21
Apple Standard setting, RGB
Source Profile option 1-25, 3-64
B
Black Overprint option 1-22
black text and line art 1-18
Brightness option 1-17
C
CALIB.PS file 3-80
calibration
checking status 2-42
Comparison Page 2-46
curves 2-40, 2-47
DTP32 2-61
DTP41 2-58
ED-100 2-54
ES-1000 2-50
importing density
measurements B-109 to
B-111
importing target file 3-75
measurement page 2-41
measurements 2-39
overview 2-39 to 2-43
patches 2-41
restoring defaults 2-49
scheduling 2-41
targets 2-39, 2-41
viewing measurements 2-47
Calibrator
Expert Mode 2-46
printing Comparison Page 2-46
restoring defaults 2-49
using 2-44 to 2-49
viewing measurements 2-47
CMYK Simulation Method
option 1-17, 1-27
CMYK Simulation Profile
option 1-17, 1-26
Color Charts 2-42
Color Editor
dot gain adjustment 3-76
Edit Modes 3-73
importing calibration
target 3-75
undoing simulation edits 3-80
color management system
(CMS) 12
Color Mode option 1-17
color profiles, see ICC profiles
Color Reference pages 2-42
color rendering dictionary
(CRD) 13, 1-18, 1-20, 1-34
color rendering styles, see
rendering styles
Color Setup 3-95
color space 1-14, 1-17, 1-18
ColorSync Color Matching
option 1-34
ColorWise
key features 12, 3-95
print options 1-17 to
1-25, 3-95
workflow diagram 1-15
ColorWise Pro Tools
Calibrator 2-44 to 2-49
checking calibration
status 2-43
Color Editor 3-72 to 3-80
Color Setup 3-95
Profile Manager 3-64 to 3-71
Combine Separations option 1-30
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Comparison Page 2-46, 3-80
composites,
printing 1-22, 1-24, 1-30
Configuration page 2-43
Contrast ICC rendering style 1-20
custom simulations 1-27
D
default color controls set in
Setup 1-17
densitometer
DTP32 2-61 to 2-62, A-105 to
A-108
ED-100 2-53 to 2-57
ES-1000 2-49 to 2-53
density values
about 2-40, 2-42
importing B-109 to B-111
DIC, CMYK Simulation option 3-64
dot gain values, adjusting 3-76
drivers, see printer drivers
DTP32
calibrating with 2-61
instrument calibration A-107
setup A-105
DTP41
calibrating with 2-58
instrument calibration A-101
setup A-97
E
calibrating with 2-50
importing measurements
with 3-93
Euroscale, CMYK Simulation
option 3-64
F
Full (Output GCR) setting, CMYK
Simulation Method option 1-28
Full (Source GCR) setting, CMYK
Simulation Method option 1-28
G
Gamma option 1-17
Graphics ICC rendering style 1-20
I
ICC profiles
backing up 3-68
default directory 3-66
defined 13
defining 3-70
deleting 3-69
descriptions 3-64
downloading 3-66
editing 3-72 to 3-80
rendering styles 1-20
setting defaults 3-65
Image ICC rendering style 1-20
M
ED-100
calibrating with 2-54
importing measurements
with 3-93
overview 2-53
EFI Densitometer, see ED-100
EFI Spectrometer, see ES-1000
EFIRGB, RGB Source Profile
option 1-25, 3-64
ES-1000 2-49
Mac OS color management
options 1-33 to 1-36
measurements page 2-41
N
None setting, RGB Source Profile
option 1-26
O
Other setting, RGB Source Profile
option 1-26
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Output Profile option 1-18
output profiles
calibration sets for 2-41, 3-72
profiles, see ICC profiles
Pure Black Text/Graphics
option 1-18, 1-21
P
Q
PANTONE Coated Color
Reference 1-24
passwords
for calibration 2-39, 2-44
for profile management 3-64
patches page 2-41
Perceptual ICC rendering
style 1-20
Phosphors option 1-18
Photographic rendering style 1-20
PostScript color
issues 1-15, 1-22, 1-23, 1-26
PostScript Color
Management 1-34
PostScript Color Matching
option 1-34
PPD 1-32, 1-33
Presentation rendering style 1-20
Print Mode option 1-17
print options
ColorWise 1-17 to 1-25
Mac OS 1-33 to 1-36
setting defaults 3-95
Windows 1-31 to 1-33
printer drivers
Mac OS 1-33 to 1-36
two-way
communication 1-26, 1-27, 1
-30
Windows 1-31 to 1-33
Profile Manager
backing up profiles 3-68
defining profiles 3-70
deleting profiles 3-69
downloading profiles 3-66
setting defaults 3-65
Quick setting, CMYK Simulation
Method option 1-28
R
Relative Colorimetric rendering
style 1-20
Rendering Style option 1-18
rendering
styles 13, 1-16, 1-18, 1-20
RGB images
defining source profiles
for 1-25, 3-64
PostScript and non-PostScript
conversion 1-26
RGB Separation option 1-18, 1-28
RGB Source Profile
option 1-15, 1-18, 1-25
S
SAIFF format B-109 to B-111
Saturation ICC rendering
style 1-20
separations
printing 1-22, 1-24, 1-30
target color space 1-18, 1-28
Setup, default color controls set
in 1-17
simulations, custom 1-27
Source 1-10 setting, RGB Source
Profile option 1-26
spectrometer, see
spectrophotometer
spectrophotometer
DTP41 2-57 to 2-60, A-97 to
A-104
Spot Color Matching
option 1-19, 1-23
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spot colors, matching to CMYK
equivalents 1-23, 3-81 to 3-94
Spot-On 3-81
Spot Color Matching
option 1-19
sRGB, RGB Source Profile
option 1-25, 3-64
Status T B-109
SWOP setting, CMYK Simulation
Profile option 1-27, 3-65
T
targets, for calibration 2-41
Test Page 2-43
transfer functions 2-40
two-way
communication 1-26, 1-27, 1-30
U
undercolor removal (UCR) 1-26
W
White Point option 1-17
Windows color management
options 1-31 to 1-33
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