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Re:CMS Printers.

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on March 16, 2005 10:46 PM
Actually, that is his point. If a printer can print directly from a digital camera or scanner, then (in general at least) it is accepting RGB input rather than CMYK input because that is what digital cameras and scanners produce. In these cases the printer is doing the RGB to CMYK conversion internally (and therefore doing its own profiling).

When he says that no conversion is performed, he means that no conversion is performed by the computer, so conversion profiling on the computer is pointless. Clearly conversion has to be done somewhere in all cases since the image starts out in RGB format while the print must be in CMYK format. Of course it is entirely possible that some printers will accept data in either format.


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