In this activity, you will add a proofer to an existing color setup. In the color setup, the PCO is a press that is aligned to an industry specification. The proofer becomes a Secondary Color Output (SCO). The SCO will be aligned to the PCO using a DeviceLink. With this DeviceLink, the proofs will simulate the color that you print from the offset press.
Goal Add an SCO—an inkjet proofer— to a color setup that you created in a previous activity with a press defined as the PCO.
Task 1: Add an SCO to a color setup that already has a PCO defined
In ColorFlow, in the Color Setups table, select the color setup named GRACoL C1 2006.
In the Devices dialog box, add a new Inkjet proofer device:
Click Add Device.
From the Device Type list, select Inkjet Proofer - Matchprint Inkjet.
Name the device as Proofer A.
Drag Proofer A to the SCO position in the viewer window.
Click the Properties icon inside the SCO device condition.
Define new properties for the device condition:
In the Resolution list, add or select 1440x720.
In the Substrate list, add or select SM240.
Click the Measurements icon to create a new Color Characterization Chart:
In the Charts tab, click the Add button to create a new chart.
From the Chart Type list, select Color Characterization.
In a real-life situation, you might need to export the chart and output the chart from Prinergy and then measure the chart in ColorFlow. For the purpose of this training, you import a sample data file from your ColorFlow installation folder:
Click the Measurement tab.
In the dialog box appeared, keep the default value and click OK.
Browser and select \Program Files\Kodak\ColorFlow\SampleData\Measurements\MatchprintInkjet.cgt.
In the SCO, click the Device condition profile icon to generate an ICC profile for the device condition.
Task 2: Complete the color setup
Click the Conversion icon .
From the DeviceLink Method drop-down list, select Full Reseparation.
From the Rendering Intent drop-down list, select Absolute Colormetric.
You have created a color setup that uses the DeviceLink to align an inkjet device condition with a press aligned to an industry specification.