We have decided to give a try to a professional set of profiles created by Bill Atkinson. First one will be RGB 1728 target which as name suggests contains 1728 coour patches. It is created using 12x12x12 grid which contains a great colour variation and can provide wider gamut. This will allow better colour reproduction for our canvas prints. The differences in profiles will be posted here. Also if this will produce better results we would go for the biggest target - which contains amazing 4096 patches and will provide best results. Second step will also be to create profiles for varnished canvas which should improve soft proofing on screen.
Please let me know if you have any suggestions or queries on our colour calibration setup. Current profiles can be downloaded on the blog section - Soft Proofing for canvas prints.
09/08/10 Update - We have produced new profiles for our standard polycotton canvas. As they use 1728 patches there is an improvement and as planned we are now going to produce new profiles which utilize largest available amount of colour samples - a staggering 4096, thanks to Bill Atkinson. Download - Canvas profile based on 1728 patches. Please right click and select "Save as'. With this profile we have noticed increased contrast in reds and greens, and also slighlty increased gamut. New larger profile should produce even better results. Info will be posted here after we have printed and measured new target files.
11/08/10 Update - After having some communication with Bill Atkinson (!) we have decided that the best way is to use 1728 test chart that we have used before. We are now going to work on producing many targets printed and then measured and averaged in our colour calibration software. Results on this exercise should improve even better our current profiles.