CHROMiX

Eye-One Xtreme

With Eye-One Xtreme it is possibile to create RGB-easy and CMYK-easy only printer profile, right?

If yes, with same instruments, how can I create a RGB or CMYK printer profile with a full target? There is a package with same instrument?

Thank you.

Mauro Boscarol

Actually the i1 Xtreme is called “extreme” because it offers just about everything. You get the RGB easy and CMYK easy - as well as the “full” targets also. The built-in RGB target is the 918-patch, and the CMYK target has over 1400 patches. We also know of work arounds to use other (larger) targets if you want to.

Xrite has recently simplified the line to just include:

Hi,

Is there an upgrade available for i1 Photo? I inquired a while ago and it was $500+ just to add CMYK profiling.

tks, louie

Hi Louie,

I don’t know how long ago you checked, but the CMYK module upgrade is only $379 if you’ve already got an i1Pro.

Here’s a link to the different modules for anyone else who’s interested:
https://www2.chromix.com/colorgear/shop/productdetail.cxsa?toolid=1158

I always thought the profile editor for under $100 was a neat little deal. It can’t dial in on specific colors like the more professional profile editors, but it does a good job with any kind of general color adjustments.

Hi Patrick,

Thanks I did see that option although I was hopping that there might be a bundle upgrade. I guess not from your reply.

It would be helpful if you were to update your comparison page to include both the new and old packages so that it is easier to understand the differences.

-louie

Mauro:

Yes and yes. With i1XTreme you can create ‘Easy’ profiles (which are the quicker and shorter targets) and Full profiles (using the full RGB or CMYK targets). This is a great intermediate package that creates profiles for every device in your workflow. i1XTreme includes many things including a spectrophotometer instrument. For more information: <http://www2.chromix.com/colorgear/shop/productdetail.cxsa?toolid=50072&pid=10449>

Rick Hatmaker
CHROMiX

Thereis no formal upgrade for i1Photo or most any other i1 package for that matter. The a la carte nature of add-on modules alleviates this need.

the good news is that the i1Match CMYK Module was reduced in cost a while ago to $399 List <http://www2.chromix.com/colorgear/shop/productdetail.cxsa?toolid=1158&pid=10449>

Rick Hatmaker

hi!

just want to ask, there are 2 type of i1Xtreme, the other one is with UV CUT, we’re into large format printing, which i1Xtreme do we need?

TIA!

ast

The subject of UV has been a hotly debated topic and can be confusing.

Pat Herold has an article in the ColorWiki that can provide some background. EH’s got some good tips and guidance as well as a good background on the subject. Its at:
http://www.colorwiki.com/wiki/Optical_Brighteners_in_Paper

Your decision as to which i1XTreme (UV vs non-UV) to get really boils down to the influence of fluorescents in your paper stock and whether.

I’m also available to discuss this via phone.

Rick Hatmaker
CHROMiX
(206) 985-6837 Ext.# 7

Thanks a lot for the link and info!

anyway, does the 2 models of i1Xtreme have 2 different function/use? or does the UV CUT model have the feature of the non-UV CUT? Because the price difference is not big, might as well get the model that can do both, if ever.

TIA!

Unfortunately with the i1 its either/or. Either UVcut or no filter. Can’t get one i1 that does both. But, take two, they’re small. :wink:

I see :frowning: but we can use ProfileMaker to cut the UV if we decided to get the ‘no filter’ unit?

ProfileMaker doesn’t “cut” the uv per se, but applies some proprietery compensation when a “bump” in the blue area of the spectrum is detected, which would usually indicate the presence of optical brighteners. Note that this compensation is applied only to the perceptual rendering intent. Its results can be significantly different than uv cut filtration, which prevents the excitation of the optical brighteners to begin with.

If you’ve got serious issues with optical brighteners, you might consider an isis with OBC, or if you like to tinker with Terminal, the Argyl CMS (which is free, but no user interface yet).

I’m probably making this more complicated for you. :wink: I’m not a fan of uv cut filtration, but everyone has to make their own decision here.

Now I’m confused! :smiley:

anyway, We mostly print on Dye-based ink printers, and we usually laminate our prints, does this mean we should laminate our prints first (linearizations tables, swatches, etc.) when doing our calibration via the i1Xtreme? :wink:

TIA!

Since you’re interested in the color results of your final product, you should generally go ahead and laminate your profiling target, and make your profile reading that.

As for laminating your linearization target, I can see good reasons for doing it either way, but it’s probably not necessary.

The subject of UV has been a hotly debated topic and can be confusing.

Pat Herold has an article in the ColorWiki that can provide some background. EH’s got some good tips and guidance as well as a good background on the subject. Its at:<http://www.colorwiki.com/wiki/Optical_Brighteners_in_Paper>

Your decision as to which i1XTreme (UV vs non-UV) to get really boils down to the influence of fluorescents in your paper stock and whether.

I’m also available to discuss this via phone.

Rick Hatmaker

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