Fall Conference 2019 Session 5: Taking a Process Control Lap
Session 5: Taking a Process Control Lap
The end result of color management is a color profile. The color profile is generated through the characterization run; however, the data from the fingerprint needs to be verified at the same time. Taking a “process control lap” combines these two pieces for consistency and repeatability.
Learn how utilizing a printer’s control target to print back to the values obtained during the fingerprint can enhance the quality of the characterization run. We’ll explore how ICC profiles are used in prepress across all devices. And then we’ll fire up the virtual reality (VR) press and perform the characterization run while printing back to values on the adjusted printer’s control target.
Press Characterization in a CRPC Workflow
Mark Samworth, Esko
The goal of the characterization process, in this case, is not to make a color profile that we will use in production to convert images or make proofs. Instead, the goal is to collect data to compare our set of printing conditions to the standard CRPC-6 data set. If our data is close to the standard CRPC-6 data set, we will use a standard CRPC-6 ICC profile for proofing and leave the “offset separated” CRPC-6 images unconverted in the final files used to proof and output plates. Achieving this requires applying process control to match the solid values and tonal values of CRPC-6, which, as will be explained, means matching the fingerprint pressrun that was performed on day one.
Demonstrating a Characterization Run
Bobby Congdon, Clemson University
Christopher Teachout, Daetwyler Corp
Bobby and Chris will fire up the VR press and perform a characterization run.
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Process Control Lap