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Linearization determines what the output levels of each color need to be in order to produce linear ink coverage at levels ranging from 0 to 100% coverage.

To linearize the density levels of the color channels:

  1. Calibrate your measurement device:
    1. Select the type of measuring device and the port that connects it to your computer.

      Not all devices support calibration from Color Profiler. If the Calibrate button is disabled, you should calibrate your device using the software provided with it before using it with Color Profiler.

    2. If desired, click Settings to set advanced settings for either type of device:


      The light source currently used by the device.


      The observer angle.


      The status currently used by your colorimeter.

      If you are unsure which status to use, we recommend using Status A (Automatic). This status will be uniform across all colorimeters.


      The number of samples that will be taken of each swatch in a test pattern for automated measuring devices.


      The amount of spacing between the samples, expressed as a percentage of the width of the swatch. This field is disabled when only 1 sample is specified.

      The approximate position of the specified samples is displayed in the square below.

      Not all settings are available for all devices.

    3. Click Calibrate and follow the on-screen instructions.
  2. Do one of the following:
  3. Click Next.

See Also

Creating an ICC Output Profile

Importing Linearization Measurements

Profile Setup

Ink Limit

Ink Split

Multi-Ink Limit

Gray Balance


ICC Generation