SilverFast’s New Printer Calibration Tool Designed to Offer Better Photo Printing Results

LaserSoft Imaging’s newly developed SilverFast printer calibration now offers an exclusive tool which is designed to offer improved color precision and printing quality. The flexible settings also allow the optimization of all previously generated ICC compliant profiles.

The SilverFast printer calibration uses the existing scanner as a measuring device, eliminating the need for additional and more expensive hardware. The pricing for this software upgrade is $99.

Initially, the scanner is calibrated by using SilverFast’s patented auto IT8 calibration. The next step is to print a full gamut printer target containing 1.026 fields and over 1.000 tonal values. While the printer target is being scanned, SilverFast is automatically generating and saving an ICC-profile for the chosen printer-paper combination in the systems’s ICC-profile directory. This ensures that the entire available color space will be used with the maximum number of colors.

Since color is a subjective perception, SilverFast offers the option of editing the generated profile according to the user’s desires. This complex task of color space adaptation is designed to be very easy to handle. Based on the generated ICC profile, a new target is printed, in which the user can select the most neutral tonal values according to their perception. After this, SilverFast computes a personal user profile and saves it.

The “error-free” workflow controls the entire process from scan to print-out, allowing professional photographers, fine art printers as well as amateurs to quickly obtain optimum results. Another advantage is the broad spectrum of printers, ink and paper types that can now be supported by the new software upgrade. This allows the user to experiment and print with a greater range of materials at any time.

“The main three aspects for the users are: Quality, usability and price. We deliver all three with our printer calibration, putting us ahead,” says Karl-Heinz Zahorsky, founder and president of LaserSoft Imaging.

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Through the use of SilverFast making calibration, photographers can be certain that the colour living space modelled with the inkjet printer has been used in by far the most complete in addition to uncompromised method.