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I know this is a bit of an odd question, but ...

I am helping a photolab/service bureau evaluate PosterShop 4.5. They run a Mac/Windows network, printing to an HP3000CP, driven by PosterShop. I know of PosterShop's Profiler app, but they already have mac-based spectrophotometer & profile-generating tools, which I would like to be able to use on various media. The problem is, I need to get my target file printed without any modification (raw data to the printer), but it looks to me like PosterShop allows only the choices of "Default Printer Profile" (what does that represent, anyway?), or I can tell it to use an alternate printer profile. It seems like I need a choice of "None", which doesn't exist. If I print my test with "Default" profile, then create an ICC profile based on that output, my new profile would require both itself & the "Default" to have been applied. Of course this will not work. So the question, again is - how can I get PosterShop to send "raw" CMYK data through the HP3000? Or do I tell the lab they can't profile media unless they buy the 'whole enchalada' PosterShop package? Thanks for a

-- Anonymous, May 05, 1999


OK, I assume that you wish to profile the media on the MAc in order to give you a WYSIWYG representation on screen. If this is not the case I cannot see why you would not want to use the Onyx profiler.

You are correct in that you cannot print "raw" data from Onyx, however, you can select an ICC profile of "none" within Onyx and then the only "correction" to the print data will be linearisation which will not effect the validity of your test swatches. If you need more info on this contact me direct.

-- Anonymous, May 17, 1999

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