Registering a Profile Set

Start Color Centro, and create and save a profile set.

  1. Start Color Centro and log in to the machine. (Refer to Start Color Centro.)

    The Color Centro top screen is displayed.

  2. Click Color Configuration Management on the top screen.

    The Color Configuration Management screen is displayed.

  3. Click Execute.

    Color Centro Profiler starts.

  4. Click Create New Profile Set.

    The wizard for creating a new profile set starts.

  5. On the Confirmation of procedure screen, click Next.

    1. Profile Determination screen is displayed.

  6. Click Create for the printer profile to be used.

    Here, the procedure for creating a new printer profile is explained.

    • supplementary explanationTo select an existing printer profile, click Browse and select a profile.

    The Create Printer Profile screen is displayed.

  7. Select New Measurement under Measurement Setting and click Get Tray/Paper Profile Information.

    • supplementary explanationTo make a new measurement with the instrument, select New Measurement.

    Example: Click Get Tray/Paper Profile Information so as to use the paper setting for Tray 3 (Coated GL: (A3) 128 g/m2 / 33 lb Bond).

  8. Select Get Tray Information on the Get Paper Information screen. After selecting the tray in which the papers are loaded, click OK.

    Example: Tray 3 is selected.

  9. After checking that the selected tray and paper information are correctly displayed under Tray / Paper Profile Information, click Next.

  10. For Instrument, select the instrument to be used. Set Copies and click Output.

    Print the color chart that is to be measured using the instrument.

    Example: i1Pro is selected with 1 copy.







    The Output Chart screen is displayed.

  11. On the Output Chart screen, set the Paper Tray and Screen Setting. After setting, click Print.

    Example: Set the Paper Tray to Tray 3, and the Screen Setting to Screen 1 (default).



    Paper Tray

    Tray 3

    • Click Select Tray and select a tray.

    Screen Setting

    Screen 1 (default)

    A test chart is printed.

  12. Connect the instrument to the computer.

    • supplementary explanationThe device driver for the instrument must be installed on your computer beforehand. For details, refer to the instrument's manual.

  13. Stack 10 sheets of blank paper whose type is the same as that of the paper where chart has been printed, and place the printed chart on top of it.

    • supplementary explanationTo eliminate the influence of the color of the table, place 10 sheets of paper of the same type as the chart underneath the chart to be measured.

  14. Click Start.

  15. When the following message is displayed, place the instrument flat on the calibration dock and click Yes.

  16. When the following message is displayed, click OK.

  17. Press and hold the button on the instrument. When the bottom part of the screen starts scrolling, while holding the button, slide the instrument over the chart toward the right from the top left patch.

    Measure the rest of the patch rows by sliding the instrument the same way.

  18. After you finish the chart measurement, click Next on the Create Printer Profile screen.

    When the chart measurement is completed, the measurement result is displayed at the bottom of the Create Printer Profile screen.

  19. Check the UCR/GCR Settings and click Next.

    Example: Level 3 remains set here.

    The message, Calculating is displayed, followed by the message, Calculation is finished is displayed.

  20. Click Exit.

    The created printer profile is saved.

  21. Click Browse to select the CMYK target profile to be used.

    Example: Click Browse to select an existing CMYK target profile.

    The Select CMYK Target Profile screen is displayed.

  22. Select a folder from the left side, and then select a CMYK target profile from the list on the right side. Click OK.

    Example: The bottommost controller folder in the tree to the left side is selected.

    The selected CMYK target profile is set.

  23. Select an RGB source profile. Click Next.

    Example: AdobeRGB is selected.

    The 2. Set Up Profile Set screen is displayed.

  24. Set the color conversion (rendering) for each object. After setting, click Confirmation Print to check the result.

    In this example, Apply the same settings to the all object types is selected. Selecting this option applies the same setting to image, graphics, and text (sample screen).



    Apply the same settings to the all object types

    • Clearing allows you to use different rendering settings for image, graphics, and text.

    CMYK-CMYK Conversion

    Rendering Intent

    • Relative Colorimetric: Executes color conversion while regarding the paper color as pure white. The paper color parts are represented as colorlessness after color conversion.

    • Absolute Colorimetric: Executes color conversion while maintaining the measurement value of the paper color. The paper color parts are represented with the color near the actual paper color after color conversion.

    * When you select Absolute Colorimetric, Preserve Mid-Tone and Preserve Solid (except for K) cannot be set.

    Preserve Mid-Tone

    • Reproduces colors composed of single colors using only those colors.

    Preserve Solid

    • Reproduces solid colored parts with the same solid colors as before the color conversion.

    RGB-CMYK Conversion

    Rendering Intent

    • Saturation: Reproduces colors so that they maintain a similar level of brightness as before conversion.

    • Perceptual: Reproduces colors so that they are close to the colors before conversion.

  25. On the Confirmation Print screen, specify the image file to be printed, paper tray, and screen to be used. After setting, click Print.

    Example: Set the Paper Tray to Tray 3, and the Screen Setting to Screen 1 (default).



    Image file to be printed out

    Click Browse, and select a file to be printed.

    • Only one type, TIFF, PS, or PDF, can be printed.

    Paper Tray

    Tray 3 (tray in which the relevant papers are loaded)

    Screen Setting

    Screen 1 (default)

    The selected file is printed.

    After checking the print, change the settings on the 2. Set Up Profile Set screen (Step 24) as necessary.

  26. On the 2. Set Up Profile Set screen (Step 24), click Next.

    The 3. Profile Set Calculation screen is displayed.

  27. Enter a profile set name in the Profile Set Name field and click Next.

    Example: "Sample_coat_GL" is entered in Profile Set Name.

    The message, Registering is displayed, followed by the message, The Profile Set was calculated as follows is displayed.

  28. Check the profile set calculation and click Next.

  29. Select Finish and click Next.

    Selecting Execute Measurement Feedback enhances the accuracy of CMYK-CMYK conversion. For details, refer to Feeding Back the Measured Value.

  30. Click Finish.

    The created profile set is saved.

    Proceed to register the profile set in color configuration by following the procedure in Register a Color Configuration.