It may not be something that we all think of when the temperatures start to rise, but remember, all printers can be affected by changes in their environment and will need to be re-calibrated. Changes such as seasonal temperature and humidity may cause the colour representation from your large format printer to change slightly and to ensure the best and exacting results time after time, calibration becomes essential.
Thankfully, the boffins at Canon have recognised how important it is for colour critical customers to obtain the same fantastic results time after time, so they developed and integrated a very easy to use and clever colour calibration feature into the Canon imagePROGRAF graphics machines to compensate for those changes.
Executing a colour calibration operation from the printer control panel will firstly get the printer to print out a test pattern. This is then automatically read by the printer sensor to instantly set the correct colour values.
It really couldn’t be easier. On the PRO-Series printers for example, simply tap ‘Maintenance’ on the LCD screen, then tap ‘Colour Calibration’ and then ‘Auto Adjust’. Click ‘Yes’ to confirm and watch it do its magic!
In just a few minutes, the whole process will be complete and you can be sure that your prints remain faithful to the original artistic vision.
Of course, the repeated action should be performed when the weather cools right down, but hopefully that won’t be necessary anytime soon.
Canon imagePROGRAF – Precise colour every time, all year round.