[Printing-architecture] [Gimp-print-devel] [Openicc] Colour

Alastair M. Robinson blackfive at fakenhamweb.co.uk
Sat Nov 14 15:23:22 PST 2009

Hi :)

Hal V. Engel wrote:

> I thought that GPLin was driving Epson printers as DeviceN devices.  But I may 
> not have that correct.  Alastair care to comment?

You have that correct - GPLin does indeed do DeviceN for Epson printers, 
and includes a "printdevicen" utility to print a multi-channel TIFF in 
raw mode.  You still need some way to get your data into DeviceN raster 
format in the first place, of course - so far I've used it just with 
multi-channel Argyll targets for experimenting with linearization.  In 
CUPS terminology, it's analogous to rastertogutenprint, and you'd still 
need a DeviceN-capable pdftoraster.

Which brings me to one difficulty we have with DeviceN profiling - 
there's currently no way as far as I know, to create DeviceN profiles 
without using commercial software on Windows or Mac.  Don't get me 
wrong, I'm not a particularly staunch FOSS purist - but the cost of such 
specialist software is a significant barrier-to-entry.

All the best,
Alastair M. Robinson

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