Thanks for the answers. After I made the posts I discovered the YouTube videos and am finding them very helpful.
I don’t think setting up the presses will be too much of a problem. We just went through our G7 certification runs a few months ago and it is pretty much easy to remember. We haven’t changed pressmen or any of the other variables so we should be able to have a good press run or two.
As far a VPR goes… One opinion I got is that it is really for color consultants who do this a lot. In fact I was told that if I got sheets that weren’t quite close enough, VPR would virtually apply an edit to get closer. That isn’t how I see it described on line. There I understand that it is just to avoid a second, confirmation run, saving that time and money. Are they both correct? Kind of different animals.
We are not sure going into this how many more sets of curves we might want. If one more takes care of things then no, I don’t think VPR is worth it. But you never know. We thought the one set of coated curves would reasonably take care of all coated stocks.
One other question. I have been reading the G7 “How To” and finding it very helpful. I think I am on my sixth time through already. Section 4.7 they talk about correcting gray balance. I find this confusing a little. In that first section they say it is needed only if the maximum difference between C,M and Y in any Output Curve Set row is equal to or greater than 1%, it is recommended. Am I not getting this? at 4.6 there is figure 4.2 with a sample set of curves. The difference in more than 1% a lot of the time; is this an example of when to do this? Or am I just not understanding what they are saying?
Later, at 4.7.2, it says not to correct gray balance if “The device will be gray-balanced on the next print run by physical adjustments such as modified cmy colorant levels.” Are they talking about NPDCs? Or something else?
Sorry if I am being thick. I am just trying to get everything together in my head before we begin. When the consultant was on site, I, of course, got called away often for business things and missed some of what was happening at key moments.
Thanks for all your help. I am actually looking forward to going through this process and using Curve2.