The Color Mapping tool is used to map one color to another (e.g. RGB color to a Spot color). The tool allows to set-up a list of specific color edits for the following cases:
Usually those edits are linked to a specific customer that always delivers the jobs in a certain way that it needs the same edits. Therefore this tools allows to store a series of edits into a file named a Color Mapping.
To address the full gamut of the printer it is needed and handy to map to a spot color first. In case of a color-tweak this can be a custom named spot color. Then in the PMM that spot color is defined in the printer inks allowing a precise mapping from a color to a certain ink mixture on the printer.
This intermediate step is needed and wanted because:
Color Mappings are mostly used from/deployed in the Editor, the Calibrator functions are used for detailed editing and maintaining the Color Mappings. The RIP always deploys the Color Mapping name “Default” on each job.
Defining the output
Create New Color Mapping
Define Color Map Name
Color Added To The List
Map One Color To Another
Earlier created Color Mappings can be easily deployed/used in the Editor. At the moment an existing Color Mapping is chosen all mappings will be applied on the document page that is currently open. To select an existing Color Mapping do:
The created color mapping can be edited using the Smart Profiler – Color Mapping Table.
SMP Color Mapping Button
Importing The Color Mapping
Imported Color Map
Color Mapping Settings
Updated on March 12, 2019