Comments for Northlight Images Leicester professional photography Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:43:00 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on i1Studio calibration and profiling review by Michael Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:43:00 +0000 “Too many numbers and charts give a false sense of precision…” and “Now, if only they would fix the clumsy workflow!” Agree on both counts. Thanks for your time and for the links to the other articles!

Comment on i1Studio calibration and profiling review by Keith Cooper Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:59:00 +0000 I’ve tried it briefly in some of my past reviews, such as for the PRO-10 The tool then had the option of much bigger targets with some devices

It’s not something I’ve looked at recently though, since I don’t have a Canon printer here (the review kit goes back after a while).

I rarely look at the technical details of profiles after a few initial tests. Tools such as the ColorSync Utility are useful, but don’t really have much to say about resulting image quality. There is much better software available (at a price) but you need a lot of colour management knowledge to -meaningfully- make use of it.

The proof is in the eating – a selection of good test images will often be more informative. This is one of the reasons that my printer and paper reviews here don’t contain lots of graphs and plots – they are simply useless decoration unless backed up with a -lot- of explanation about what they do and do not tell you. Too many numbers and charts give a false sense of precision, even though I know why people want them ;-) See if you’re curious about what I put in reviews

The two step process for the i1Studio software is capable of much better results than the relatively low number of patches would suggest.

Now, if only they would fix the clumsy workflow!

Comment on Epson SureColor P7000 printer review by Keith Cooper Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:04:00 +0000 Sorry – could be several reasons. I don’t have the printer here any more, so would suggest asking on the specialist print forum at There are quite a few P7000 users there.

Comment on Epson SureColor P7000 printer review by Gaspar Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:52:00 +0000 Hi,
My Epson SC P7000 new 15months old . Light Cyan fully blank…… why?

Comment on i1Studio calibration and profiling review by Michael Mon, 15 Jan 2018 00:57:00 +0000 Tech Question: Do you have experience using Canon’s Color Management Pro Tool? You can generate profiles using the colormunki and the ipro/ipro2 devices. I’ve generated icc profiles w/ my colormunki using both X-rite’s i1studio (as well as the old x-rite colormunki software) and Canon’s software. I noticed when viewing the profiles in the Apple’s color sync software, the profiles generated with Canon’s tool appear slightly more robust when compared to profiles generated with X-rite’s. For example, I recently made two custom profiles for a Pro-100 for Hahnemuhle’s Museum Etching paper. The Lab plot goes from white all the way to black using Canon’s tool but the black fall just short using X-rite’s. Also, pretty much the entire profile generated using x-rite’s software fits into the 3D Lab plot of the Canon generated profile. That said, the Lab plots of my custom profiles are significantly larger than the factory provided profiles in the the magenta, yellow and green region of the plots.

I read a comment once that profile size and profile accuracy are two different things. The Canon tool generates a profile using 126 patches (more patches are used if using an ipro device) whereas i1Studio generates a standard profile using 100 patches. Interestingly B&W profile is made using 150 patches. BW profiles I generated with i1Studio have the same characteristic of a slightly smaller gamut I mentioned above. I suppose if the profiles are close enough in size, and as long as I like the prints, the discrepancy shouldn’t matter much. I got into printing about a year ago. I’m still learning and enjoying the process. I made this observation and was curious as to your (or any of the other viewers of your page’s) thoughts.

Comment on Epson SureColor P600 printer review by Keith Cooper Sat, 13 Jan 2018 12:17:00 +0000 It should be fine – you’ll have to use a sheet at a time. The printer specs says it can print on media up to 1.3mm – just be sure to check the settings and see that the paper has no obvious curl to it. Expect to lose a sheet or two to getting everything right.

Look at the example above with the Tortoise – that is on Epson VFA, but the smaller print is on a paper quite close to the one you mention.

Glad the review was of help!

Comment on Epson SureColor P600 printer review by Katrina Sophia Sat, 13 Jan 2018 00:43:00 +0000 Hi Keith
Thank you for this brilliant detailed review, very helpful.
I am currently looking for a professional printer to print my watercolour illustrations and I am really liking the sound of Epson SC P600 – do you know if this printer will take 350gsm textured Hahnemuhle Museum Etching? I worry if 350gsm plus texture may too thick.

Comment on i1Studio calibration and profiling review by Keith Cooper Thu, 11 Jan 2018 09:24:00 +0000 It’s using essentially the same underlaying profiling software, so it comes down to the more limited profiling options with i1 studio (see my other reviews) and the differences between using a colorimeter or a spectrophotometer.

Does the i1Display Pro do things you -need- that the i1Studio doesn’t? If so then it’s better. If not then it depends… (cost/other feature/expense etc)

I use the i1Display Pro on my BenQ monitor – mainly because their hardware calibration software supports it. I could use my i1Pro 2 spectro, but the i1S is just not supported.

Comment on i1Studio calibration and profiling review by Andy Mok Thu, 11 Jan 2018 02:58:00 +0000 So generally how would you compare it to i1 Display Pro in monitor calibration/profiling?

Thanks for the great review btw! :D

Comment on Tilt and tubes for Macro by Keith Cooper Wed, 10 Jan 2018 18:59:00 +0000 Thanks – hope you have fun with it.
Learning about such lenses has had a really beneficial effect on any parts of my photography (writing these articles helps me understand things better too!)