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11-28-2005, 07:27 PM
I am offering a custom-built collection of over 200 ICC profiles for the Epson 2200. These are NOT factory supplied, but created one at a time by me for 200+ of the most popular inkjet papers and canvas for the Epson 2200.
The complete set is only $59.95. I have sold over 300 of these sets thus far.
See my site at Custom Profiles (http://www.geocities.com/jerwin) for complete information.
11-28-2005, 08:19 PM
Wow, that represents a lot of work to have tested hundreds of types of variables on over 200 types of substrates and canvas. I didn't know there were that many.
Well, I guess I did but many are redundant and most likely there are only about 20 original surfaces that react differently due to chemical, color and structural differences in the substrates surfaces and area of penetration.
Where did you purchase all of these papers for your testing and how many hours do you estimate you have in research? Pricing is very reasonable at only .29 cents per profile, seriously.
Unfortuneatly I only use about 6 -10 different substrates and find the provided ICC profiles from Epson and the free profiles that Moab and other manufacturers provide, more than sufficent.
I also notice this is your first post and welcome to the Cafe. This forum is a wealth of information with the membership representing everyone from top professionals to the most naive beginner.
Again good luck with your endevour and I hope you stick around to offer up some of your knowledge.
11-28-2005, 11:59 PM
It was a huge amount of work. I started out doing profiles for the few papers I used, then discovered the "Sample Pack" that almost all paper manufacturers offer. I started out just wanting to see what was out there, and just got carried away.
I have spent hundreds of hours working to fully understand color management from the monitor to the final print, and am more than happy to offer help if needed. I don't make a living creating profiles, it just seems a waste to have this collection and not make it available. I have sold hundreds more than I ever thought I would.
Each paper takes about an hour to do correctly, so I probably have 200+ hours into it. This is why I only have profiles for the Epson 2200, to do another printer means starting over. They are all different.
Regarding your comments:
"most likely there are only about 20 original surfaces that react differently due to chemical, color and structural differences in the substrates surfaces and area of penetration."
What I discovered is that you couldn't be further from the truth! I was amazed. For example, IIlford Smooth Pearl 250gsm is very different from IIlford Smooth Pearl 280gsm. We are fortunate that the manufacturers have strict standards regarding a specific paper, and they don't ever seem to wander, but all bets are off when it comes to two papers from the same manufacturer.
"and find the provided ICC profiles from Epson and the free profiles that Moab and other manufacturers provide, more than sufficent"
I have compared my profiles with most of the manufacturers, and in a few cases I don't offer much improvement, in other cases the difference is huge. The manufacturers do not typically put much into their profiles, and will use the same profile across many papers.
The primary way to tell if your profiles are working is to print something on three different papers. With the right profiles, they will all be identical. Not necessarily 'right' (I don't correct your work) but identical. WIth the manufacturer supplied profiles, this is rarely true.
In any case, most 'shops' are charging $100 and up for a single custom profile, so this set is a bargain!.
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