Let's talk Warm/Neutral/Cool Blending


#1

What’s the current thinking on best practice for linearizing blended setups?

Here’s my current working method. First, for a given paper linearize the neutral setup following the manuals 51-step & 129-step procedure. Second, find the tones I am looking for blending warm, neutral and cool. Then, with the mix established, linearize by doing another 51-step & 129-step procedure.

Thoughts?


#2

I think you can go straight to 129 steps for Pro.

The L* value tolerances we are using with this ink are way more exacting than even Piezo K7 as were are using some nifty internal software I build for making ink. So with Pro it will always be damn linear right off the bat (also this is related to total ink limit being fairly even all the way across and a slew of other factors).

I would validate current linearity with 129. It may be totally linear right from the get-go.

best,

Walker


#3

Love it. I’ll adjust my method.

 

  • First, for a given paper, confirm linearization for the neutral setup following the manual's 129-step procedure.
  • Second, find the desired tones blending warm, neutral and cool.
  • Finally, with the mix established, linearize by doing 129-step procedure.