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Creating a 1728 Patch Target
 

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Mark Lindquist 12/10/2014 - updated --1-03-2017

Creating a 1728 Patch Target - Reading and Installing it in Paper Preset Management. (For Mac)

 
Special thanks to Geraldo Garcia for his tutorial on Luminous-Landscape Forum, and to
Ben Lindquist for creating ICC GEN for me to be able to use Argyll software without having to go into terminal.
Geraldo's tutorial inspired mine.  The process is largely the same, but from a Mac perspective. 
Geraldo's tutorial is found here:
 
LINK TO GERALDO'S TUTORIAL


1.  First create and load a sheet or roll of the new custom paper - configure preset in the calibration dialog box.
2.  Calibrate the paper.
3.  Load a new sheet or roll  to create the 1728 patch chart. Feed the sheet or roll in prior to starting this procedure.  Be sure the correct paper name is chosen. You may choose to use sheets, for example, 13x19, and hand feed them, or you can use roll paper.  For example, a 1728 patch target requires (3) 13 x 19 sheets.




Above, (3) 13" x 19" sheets taped together on the back side with lightweight clear packing tape. Choose load roll.
(Taping sheets together sometimes works, sometimes doesn't.  Better to use actual roll or separate cut sheets.)


4.  Then go back in and choose that paper and choose "Color Measurement" at the bottom of the drop down menu.



Next,  Choose "Print a color chart for later measurement"




Next, choose RGB 1728 Patches (12x12x12) (You can choose others, but I am using the 1728 version













 I  let the patch chart dry overnight.  Then I load the chart in the same way it was originally printed (Straight through on top of the spindle) making sure to call it a roll, not sheet, when it is taped on the back, and wait for the printer to say it is ready for printing.  The taping together the 13 x 19 sheets works but it must be accurately assembled.  I mostly  just hand feed the 13 x 19 sheets in landscape direction and that seems to work OK too.



(It is important to check all boxes and leave measuring at 10nm).
Choose the location and enter the file name you want to use for the icc profile.  It must be the same as the paper you created and calibrated so you can later match the icc profile to the custom paper in paper preset management.



The printer will initialize and say "ready to print" - don't let that fool you - it will change to "ready to scan".
 If you make a mistake loading the paper or have a badly taped sheet, the printer will abort the job. When hand loading sheets, do it exactly as you would normal paper.



CREATING THE ICC PROFILE

GOOD NEWS FOR NON-GEEK PERSONS.
My oldest son was visiting and I asked him if he would create a shortcut for me for the terminal. He did me one better - he created a JAVA program called ICC GEN that let's you create an ICC profile simply without going into Terminal or the command line.


ICC GEN for Windows and Mac



(* Special thanks to Ben Lindquist)


CREATING THE ICC PROFILE USING ARGYLLCMSII SOFTWARE VIA ICC GEN JAVA SOFTWARE

 I use Argyll CMI II software and a JAVA interface built by my son to convert the .cvs file to .ICC profile.

This is a 3 step download/install process:


 1. CLICK LINK TO =>

DOWNLOAD JAVA FOR YOUR SYSTEM


2. CLICK LINK TO =>

DOWNLOAD ARGYLLCMSII FOR WINDOWS

   DOWNLOAD ARGYIICMSII FOR MAC OS
(Please consider donating to the Argyll Software website)


3. CLICK LINK TO =>
 



NEXT, I use ICC GEN to create the ICC profile

Install ICC GEN or use Argyll any other way you prefer, or any other software that will convert the .csv, or .txt file to an ICC profile.  I1Profile, RGB DROP, and many other programs will do the same thing.  The ICC GEN program is made in Java and only works for both Mac and Windows systems.  READ directions for installing and using.  There is no technical suppoprt for ICC GEN.  ICC GEN simply harnesses Argyll software and runs the commands.  All you have to do is find the Bin folder  where you have downloaded Argyll, and  input that into the top selection, then specify anywhere you would like ICC GEN to put the finished ICC Profile.  Press GO then wait, and after a while it says it's done and the ICC profile is with the .csv file.


Instructions below are for Mac, however they are the same for Windows.
OPEN THE ICC GEN FOLDER and DOUBLE CLICK ON ICCGen.cmd - it will open the dialog window.

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS:

CREATE a FOLDER in your HOME DIRECTORY CALLED icctest.

DOWNLOAD  ICC GEN AND INSTALL ALL FILES in the icctest folder in your home folder:






Next, Find the .ICC file (which is in the same file as your .csv file) and install it in the paper preset management under the exact profile that was created as a preset for the paper calibration. (It installs on top of the old profile and becomes the new profile.




The printer installs the profile and puts it in the list with the other papers and .icc profiles





Special thanks to Geraldo Garcia for his tutorial on Luminous-Landscape Forum, and to
Ben Lindquist for creating ICC GEN for me to be able to use Argyll software without having to go into terminal.
Geraldo's tutorial inspired mine.  The process is largely the same, but from a Mac perspective.

LINK TO GERALDO'S TUTORIAL

Special thanks to Graeme Gill for  ArgyIICMS

ICC GEN uses V 1.9.2

The profile is set up to generate an RGB profile for use with relative colormetric rendering intent.
Future iterations may include others, such as perceptual, etc.


This tutorial is for my own notes so that I can come back and remember how to do it, if I forget a part of it.
If you use the tutorial, do so at your own risk.  I make no guarantees. This is just how I do it on my Mac system.
 

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