In addition to implementing the G7 method and the Gracol standard, I am looking into characterizing a press that may in some ways “print better than Gracol”. Another scenario would be “as good as we can print on an uncoated sheet” but there doesn’t seem to be any official uncoated standards.
I know the first step is to run some P2P and IT/8 targets with linear plates. However, without a standard choose in the Curve1 software, how do I build a curve? How do I determine what a “correct” sheet will look like? Do I decide on some amount of dot gain? Or some particular Lab values for some of the tints? Is there some formula for calculating any of these based on the solid densities? How did they come up with the official numbers for the Gracol standard?