Perform a quality check
In this step, you capture the color foundation of your calibration by creating L*a*b* data for solid colors. You can use this data to evaluate the gamut of your calibration against a standard reference before creating the calibration file.
This is the final step before you create your calibration file. You can go back and repeat any of the previous steps of the calibration procedure if you are not satisfied with the results of your quality check.
- Click Print.
Do the following:
- Check the gray balance: Ideally, the black stripe and the CMY stripe should be identical. However, be aware that it is not possible to achieve pure black from mixing CMY inks.
- Check the TIL: The edges of the individual color patches must be clearly defined, the ink must be evenly distributed on the media and show no signs of bleed, and the media must display no signs of cockling.
- Check the transition of light to norm inks: Examine the stripes of the primary colors and make sure that there is a smooth transition of light to normal inks. Smooth transitions are important when printing skin tones. If normal inks are added too soon, it can create a peppering effect.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to measure the chart.
- Click Next.