I know many of you are using a spectro like the i12 pro and Colorport in order to make spot measurements of Lab and Density values, when assessing printing tests, etc. I am not talking here about the linearization of PiezoDN as it is explained in the manual, but just using Colorport and the spectro as an alternative to a densitometer to read density values (Dmax) of printed tests, etc… I think Walker mentioned something about this being the method he used?
The problem I am having with ColorPort (both on a Mac and on a PC) is that the option of choosing the measurement info (colorimetric, spectral or density) appears greyed-out and I cannot choose anything but colorimetric. Right below, it reads “Measurement data not available”. However, I perform spot measurements and the values of RGB appear and I can advance along a test chart. I have supposed than when one is only interested in making a handful of spot measurements, one can just choose any chart of the database, since the only thing we are interested in is the individual values appearing on the Measurement info window…
Is there anything I am doing wrong? I suppose if choosing Density I would be able to read the Density values right like the densitometer does?
Thanks so much in advance!
Note: Screen attached showing the situation in both my two computers…