Eye-One Paper Profiling

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Print the Target

Check out the X-Rite i1 from the Lab Assistant on duty in Arts121 or from the Photo Lab Assistant in Arts 133.

1) Plug in the i1 Profiler and open the i1 Profiler application and choose Printer Profiling.

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2) Choosing your printer, paper size, and chart size.

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3) Select the printer you are going to be printing from.

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4) For paper size, select 8.5 x 11 in.

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5) Select the size of the chart that you wish to print.

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6) Click on Print and a print dialogue box will appear.

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7) Your settings should looking like this:

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8) Change Layout to Printer Settings. Your settings should look similar to this depending on your paper type.

8a) For Media Type select the paper type as instructed by the paper manufacturer. If you are unsure as to which type to use, you can consult the chart of common 3rd party papers in our ICC Profile List.

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9) Select Print to print your test chart.

  • Let the test chart completely dry for at least 24 hours for accurate measurement.

Measure the Chart

1) Click on Next at the bottom right corner of the screen.

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2) Place the i1 device on the calibration plate and push the side button on the device or the Calibration button on the screen to calibrate.

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3) Once the device is calibrated, follow the on-screen directions to measure the chart.

  • You can use the following video as a reference on how to scan the target.

{{#ev:youtube|d09nbiblV_8|560|center|Target Scanning Example}}

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4) Scan all of the rows on the chart. When you have completely finished scanning the chart, select Next.

If you keep getting error messages:

  • Make sure your chart is straight.
  • Scan slower and make sure you are starting and finishing over a white patch.
  • Make sure you are holding down the side button on the device until you have completely finished scanning a row.
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5) Make sure D65 is selected for CIE Illuminant. Click on Next.

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6) Creating and saving your ICC profile. Name your file: Print Resoltion_PaperName_YourInitials.icc and click on "Create and Save Profile

  • If you are creating this profile in the Digi Lab, it is recommended you make a copy of the .icc file and save it to a flash drive or external hard drive. Deep Freeze will remove any custom profiles from the systems overnight.
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Using the Profile

  • Save the .icc profile in the following location:
    • Macintosh HD/Library/ColorSync/Profiles
  • Once the file is saved in that directory, you can start Photoshop and use the profile to print as well as soft proof.

Soft Proofing

  • Open your image in Photoshop
  • Select from the Menu Bar:
    • View -> Proof Setup -> Custom
  • Set Device to Simulate to the profile you created
  • Set Rendering Intent to Preceptual
  • Check Simulate Paper Color
  • Check Simulate Black Ink
  • Click OK