[Digikam-users] icc profiles

"Sveinn í Felli (IMAP)" sveinki at nett.is
Thu Jun 19 19:04:25 BST 2008


wayne tedder wrote:
> After reading up a bit and trying some things out, me and my GF have 
> decided to go all the way and purchase, a wide gamut monitor and 
> professional photo 11x14  printer.  I am however worried about printer 
> drivers with these high end printers and I'm wondering if anyone has had 
> any experience/luck with any particular printer under Linux.

Just wondering what you'd call a professional printer. Would 
an inkjet qualify for that category ?

I've got an Epson Stylus Photo R360 which gives excellent 
results, has 6 separate ink compartments and various input 
connections (eg. straight from camera/card, USB or IR) and 
has a nice screen for most maintainance tasks; in that 
regard you can call it "standalone" since it doesn't rely on 
external drivers for those.
Linux support is impeccable except for CD-printing from a 
computer (a work in progress) but you can always bypass that 
by creating your CD-label, get it on a USB-drive and use the 
frontal USB port on the printer. < ad closing :-) >

If you're not getting desired results with a specific 
linux/cusp printerdriver, you may want to try the TurboPrint 
drivers. I've tested them on a couple of printers with very 
good results. But, these are commercial (~25$) and not 

But for all serious work I go to a local photo/printshop. 
Their machines take sRGB.icc profile for granted, 
unfortunately there's a slight difference in output between 
individual machines there. So it's not only us poor home 
enthusiasts which are having problems with .ICC profiles.

Sveinn í Felli

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