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Soft-proofing Help

GingeraMan

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I have been invited to exhibit some photography at a local venue, however I cannot afford to print 'professional' photographic prints. However I do have a i1 Display Pro and Colour Passport calibrator and ageing but reliable Adobe RGB capable monitor, so I figure I should be able to obtain the printer model of the local OfficeWorks and softproof for that - which is a Canon Pro 4000s.

Is this possible? I have searched for Canon Pro 4000s ICC profiles but haven't found anything I can use for soft-proofing.

Any help appreciated. Thanks!
 

davidedric

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You'd need a profile which takes account of the paper, as well as the printer model. I don't know how things work in Oz, but could you approach OfficeWorks and ask if they have a profile you can use?
 

Zenon

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I have heard good things about this place but it looks like they are backlogged for custom printer profiling. Maybe they have yours.

 

GingeraMan

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Thanks. I'll see if they do. The site above looks great except yes it's backlogged and doesn't have the printer here. The Australian listing's profiles are over 15 years old too.

Maybe I just need to find a local printer that can do it.

But using Officeworks would save a lot of money up front as I don't need professional prints for marginal if any visible difference on a pub lit wall. It would also mean I can print a lot more.

They are practically self service.

I'll ask them about profiles and keep searching for Canon Pro 4000s profiles too.
 
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A tip that might help. Use the print module to export a bunch of the photos as a contact sheet (multiple small photos on a larger print) and send that to Officeworks (or wherever) to print. Way cheaper than doing a bunch of individual test prints and even though small, they should be enough to see whether they're "close enough".
 
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