Where is the complete start to finish documentation on linearizing a paper for piezo pro. the manual provided starts in the middle of the process.
Section 9, Page 78 of the Piezography Deluxe manual is titled "Linearizing Piezography" and starts with an over-view and required software etc, and will take you through all the steps (screenshots included).
also where is the documentation for creating soft proofing profiles.
Making a soft-proof profile is almost exactly the same as making a linearization except you simply drag the measurement .txt file over "QTR-CreateICC-RGB" and not "QTR-Linearize-QUAD" droplet. There is a paragraph about this at the end of the "Linearizing Piezography" chapter. There is also slightly more detailed info about this at the end of PiezoDN chapter as PiezoDN actually uses these profiles for printing.
There is a TON of discussion and writing on how to do this on the Inkjetmall forum and QuadtoneRIP forum.
There is a lot written about why one should soft proof but I have found no documentation on how to to use the app provided with the Quad tone rip for creating softproofing profiles. If I had extensive prior experience with your other ink sets I might not be asking these questions. It seems to me you should have three simple lists of steps for the pro ink set. You do a reasonably good job of explaining the print workflow for a paper that you have already created the linearization files for.
What you don’t do is explain the complete process for creating linearization files for a paper that is not in your system.
That is what the "Linearizing Piezography" chapter is all about. When choosing one piezography curve to adapt to another type of paper, you simply choose one that is build for a per that is close to the paper you are trying to linearize. Piezography Matte profiles all came from 1 single curve so you can pretty much choose any curve to adapt to you paper. Piezography profiling is iterative now. You do not need a "master" curve like before.
You gave me information on how do install the curves but not create them.
The deluxe manual that you have access to here: http://piezography.com/downloads/piezography-professional-edition/ has the documentation as we clearly described in your Piezography Professional Edition welcome email.
And I can find no explanation on how to produce soft proofing ICC profiles.
I think you'll have a better understanding after reading the deluxe manual.
On a separate note, I have been using Epson hot press paper and getting very good results using files that I had created for my Canon IPF6400. i just got some of your type 5 paper and I was surprised at how much mid tone exposure and shadow highlight adjustment I had to add to approximate what I was getting on the hot press paper. It would seem to me that if these papers with linearized properly I shouldn’t have to do that. Your thoughts.
What inkset are you using? What .quad are you using? There are many variables. One variable is that Hotpress is a matte paper and Type 5 is a gloss paper. These two papers therefore have completely different contrast ranges. Normally an ICC profile will increase the contrast of the matte paper print while keeping the gloss paper print linear or even decreasing it somewhat. With piezography, everything is linear for all papers. This is what makes the magic shadow detail happen but will also show a difference between one paper (matte) and another (gloss) that is often covered up by other printing systems with a trade-of in shadow detail. This is well documented on this website/blog as well as in discussions, our workshops, etc. It's loosely called "The Linear Workflow." Making an ICC and printing with that for all the different papers (matte and gloss) will make the prints similar to each-other between the paper-types but at the expense of shadow detail and consistent "controllability' of the tonal values throughout the print.