The key to print quality and color management is controlling the migration of the ink into the paper. The size of the drops jetted along with the pattern which forms upon contact with the paper surface can make any print go from crisp and clear to dark and plugged up. Linearizing your device before the ICC color profiling step is critical to controlling how dots spread, bridge and merge into each other.
Oftentimes, people use the terms linearization and profiling together in a way that is confusing. They are two different steps. Linearization is an iterative process used to control . . .
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