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Linearization Table doesn't contain any color correction, but contains enough data to create smooth gradients and prevent your inks from bleeding.

Linearization is a process by which output values are corrected to match input values. For instance, a file contains a color that is 10% cyan, but when printed appears much darker than expected, closer to 25% cyan. Performing linearization will determine the correct output values so that when printed, 10% cyan more closely matches the 10% cyan in the file being printed.

These are the main steps to creating a Linearization Table:

  1. Profile setup - Determine general properties of the ICC Profile.
  2. Ink Limit - Determine the ink limit for each color of ink.
  3. Ink Split - Determine the ink split for light and dark inks.
  4. Linearization - Determine 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.
  5. Multi-Ink Limit - Determine the ink limit for combinations of multiple inks.
  6. Gray balance - Determines the output levels of each color needed in order to produce a neutral gray for color and grayscale images.

See the following topics for directions:

Profile Setup

Ink Limit

Ink Split


Multi-Ink Limit

Gray Balance

See Also

Color Profiler

Introduction to Color Profiler

Creating an ICC Output Profile

Modifying or Resuming Creation of an ICC Profile

Re-linearizing Using an Existing ICC Profile