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Author Topic: Hardproof module  (Read 7365 times)
Martin van Gog
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« on: June 05, 2023, 12:09:54 PM »

Hi Mike,
I own an Epson SC-P900 with a roll-unit. I considered a Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-1000.
Especially since the 'hard-proof' module is missing in the Epson software.

Hard Proofing in Canon's Professional Print and Layout (YouTube-clip by a fotospeed-product specialist, UK. Time-stamp 4:52 and further.

brightness and contrast is sufficient.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4llsJvaWU4E

In Dutch we have the expression; "Better well stolen than ill conceived,"
imho it be would a brilliant extension in QU. Placement in the interface? Above/beneath; Prints sizes -> Multi Panel Print.

Regards, Martin.
the Netherlas.

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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2023, 12:58:56 PM »

I've always shied away from such a kludge... because that's what it is.  A properly set up system that is color managed with proper calibration/profiles from monitor to printer will take the guesswork out of printing and eliminate the need for printing a set of trial-and-error adjustments to pick from.  With that said, it could be a fun tool to have and might allow for picking the right settings for print lighting conditions that may differ from your main setup.  I just don't get much call for this mostly because it is seen as a sort of Bandaid so I'm not sure how many people would use it.

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Mike
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2024, 05:54:52 PM »

I too would like to see hard-proofing like in this video. (It's an updated version (in principle) of the other video but for Lightroom)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7krY4Vru5o&t=270s   

I was hoping that the plugin would pick up the created proofing strips in Lightroom but it doesn't and there seems to be no way to create an image that is transferable Photoshop or to Qimage. My monitor is profiled as are the papers I use. Don't get me wrong, I'm enjoying the software, the learning and the prints I'm getting. I think this is way of saving paper and ink.

I've tried creating a template myself but it seems that when I try to adjust 1 strips exposure as in the video, Qimage adjusts all 5 or 7 strips.

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