I have built enough bad profiles to know the importance of channel and total ink limits and linearization. I would like to be more confident on how to achieve the best possible of each of these.
My current view is to do channel ink limits first (looking for the point between patches where there is minimum gain in saturation/density or the occurance of spectral chroma hooks).
Second- to do total ink limit. Here I am a little less certain of the process. Any Suggestions for a good TIL target- I have not found a one as yet. What should the patches be?, CMY or CMYK…? Thoughts on measurement as opposed to visual inspection.
In one of my rips (ColorBurst) it has setting for “Total Ink Limit” 0 to 400% and a “Preserve Black” 0 to 100%. Can anyone explain that please?
Thrid: once I have set my per channel ink limits and my total ink limit (and my percentage black??)- Linearize (most of the lin programs are delta E lins) the channels.
Fourth: To build in some headroom for relinearization - throttle back the ink limits by 3 to 5%. Is this suggested on the individual ink limits or the total ink limits.
Any other suggestions or comments? THANKS IN ADVANCE.