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Curve4 - Indigo Press

  • 1.  Curve4 - Indigo Press

    Posted 25 days ago
    Hello Group, trying to create new LUTs for our Indigo press. I think I'm missing a step in Curve4 and would like to ask the group for help. I'm following the instructions on pages 55-57 of the Curve3 user guide (cant find a updated guide).
    The steps I'm taking are as follows...
    1. Stabilize the system (calibrate press)
    2. Make a sample print (no color management)
    3. Measure P2P51 target (using eye-one iSis)
    4. Load measurement files into Curve4 (in Calibrate section)
    5. From Curve4 software, go to Create Curves tab and export Indigo Files (LUTs).
    6. Apply the new LUTs and printout a new target.

    The new target looks terribly washed out. I feel like I'm missing something with the Control Points.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.
    Kind Regards,

    Robert Hunt
    Prepress Mgr
    Linemark, Inc.
    Upper Marlboro MD
    (301) 925-9000

  • 2.  RE: Curve4 - Indigo Press

    Posted 23 days ago

    Do you have the correct target color space set in Curve4?  If you have CPRC3 as the target and you really want CRPC6 then you could get some washed out results.



    Daniel Hutton

    Project Manager

    Carter Printing Company


    804.359.9206 x 305







  • 3.  RE: Curve4 - Indigo Press

    Posted 23 days ago
    It sounds like you may be starting out with nominal TVI curves already in place.

    When the correction is calculated from a curve that already includes dot gain, it is likely to be a small correction in the 2-3% range, and when that is imported into the Indigo it will be virtually linear...about 17% too light.

    In order to import corrected LUT’s into the Indigo, start off with linear curves. The P2P’s will look very light, but Curve will calculate the required correction.

    Sent from my iPhone

  • 4.  RE: Curve4 - Indigo Press

    Posted 22 days ago
    Sounds like your first print already had a curve applied, even though color management was off.  If this curve was replaced by the curves generated by Curve4, your results could look too light or too dark.
    Double-check that no curve is active when printing the first P2P.

    The target color space in Curve4 has zero effect on how the calibration curves are generated. It only affects the Verification metrics.

    Don Hutcheson
    HutchColor, LLC
    Washington NJ

  • 5.  RE: Curve4 - Indigo Press

    Posted 22 days ago
    Think i'm getting closer. How do I load the 075LUT as the starting print condition in Curve4?
    Is their a folder I need to put the 075LUT text file into so it's available in the CRPC drop down menu?
    Am I only supposed to use canned CRPCs?

    075LUT starting print condition

    Robert Hunt
    Prepress Mgr
    Linemark, Inc.
    Upper Marlboro MD
    (301) 925-9000