Select profiles and rendering intents
Command WorkStation uses source profiles, simulation (reference) profiles and rendering intents to control color reproduction. You can greatly improve color reproduction by selecting profiles and rendering intents that are specific to your workflow.
Do one of the following:
In Server Manager: On the sidebar, click Printers, and select a printer. In the printer's tree view, select a workflow. On the Color tab, expand the Color Management panel. In the panel header bar, select the check box to activate the settings.
In Job Editor: On the Color tab, expand the Color Management panel. In the panel header bar, select the check box to activate the settings.
Select a default color management preset (optional).
Command WorkStation provides color management presets for production, photo, proofing, business graphics, and grayscale output. They contain preselected source profiles, simulation profiles, and rendering intents suitable for standard workflows.
Select Use embedded profiles when present (optional).
This setting is applied to JPEG, TIFF, and PSD jobs with an embedded source profile. Applying an embedded source profile ensures that the color properties of the input device are taken into account during job processing.
Select Use dynamic rendering intent (optional).
This setting analyzes the colors of the job and applies the most appropriate rendering intent (see also Dynamic rendering intent).
- Click Manage Source Profiles.
Under Source profiles, select an appropriate RGB, CMYK and grayscale
A commonly used source profile is preselected for each color space. You can also use a source profile that was supplied with your input device. To select a custom source profile, you must copy it to the ProgramData\EFI\EFI XF\Server\Profiles\Reference folder.
Command WorkStation does not provide multicolor source profiles, but you can implement custom multicolor profiles.
Select an appropriate rendering intent for each source profile.
A commonly used rendering intent is preselected for each color space. Which rendering intent is most suitable depends on the type of job.
Under Simulation profile, select Use PDF output intent when
This setting is applied to PDF/X jobs with an embedded output intent. It takes the selected working color space into account. Embedded output intents override the simulation profile that is selected on this panel.
Under Simulation profile, select a simulation (reference) profile.
You can select a simulation profile provided with Command WorkStation or one supplied, for example, by a printing house.
EFI provides additional customized profiles. You can find them in subfolders of theProgramData\EFI\EFI XF\Server\Profiles\Reference\Reference Additional folder. To use one of these, or a custom simulation profile, you must copy it to the ProgramData\EFI\EFI XF\Server\Profiles\Reference folder.
- Select an appropriate rendering intent for the simulation (reference) profile.
- Click OK.
- Click Save.