Even when the overall color management is set, as described in 'Preferences', you can assign specific settings for every single coloration. With this option, you can work with different profiles and adjustments. Double-click on a coloration to open the 'Coloration options' window. You will find several options for naming and location, coloring, and proofing parameters.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Localization and Setups
- Color setups
- Proofer setup
Localization and Setups
The option to name your coloration and set the location of auto-saving.
The Localization of a colorway can be Local or Remote. The local localization uses the standard user path (Users/<USER>/Documents/neoTextil/Colorations). Setups allow saving different settings with specific setup names.
The list displayed shows your settings, and to include a new one click on "New setup…". A new dialog opens to type the setup name that you wish, which will be ready for future colorways. The new location is selectable in the list, and information on the settings is saved as XML in /Users/ Shared/Inedit̀ Software/InSwColorationSettings.
The location of colorations (XCM) can also be changed when right-clicking on a coloration. Local colorways are signed with the folder icon in the colorations displays. When the list of options unfolds, you can choose to save it as Embedded or Local.
Enables hybrid colorways and provides methods to simulate production in coloring.
The option 'Hybrid coloration' is active and used when working with hybrid designs (image with alpha channels). For more information refer to create coloration section.
The Simulation provides production simulations to perform an ink calculation for production when mixing colors in different cases. The values indicated in this section are, by default, the ones corresponding to traditional multichannel designs. When you tick the Simulate tab it allows you to select four simulations methods:
- Darken production
- Pigment production
The simulations use parameters and values by recommended settings as pictured by default:
- Fabric density - Allows to simulate of different percentages of fabric density.
- Maximum ink level- Provides a maximum of 900 percent of ink level calculation, which would be needed to obtain black color when mixing greys and blues.
- Predominance and Dark predominance are not editable and use internal calculation.
The other simulations are independent and the process will be calculated internally. Here is an overview of all the simulation methods:
For simulation Photoshop we handle it differently. This method simulates Photoshop channel solidity. Here we are using Photoshop channel Solidity in nT Colorations as Transparency (inverted value). This simulation is similar to Photoshop, but not equal.
Assigning or converting a coloration to an ICC profile and saving the embedded profile. nT Colorations offers several options to apply color modes and installed ICC profiles.
Install profile & scheme
When working with (in colorations) embedded profiles, the download icon, next to the profile name, allows you to install it in your system when loading the colorway.
Schemes are downloaded and installed automatically when being connected to Print Server (required nS 10.1) with nS QuickPrint Panel. Manually you can copy-paste the scheme folder when clicking on the download icon.
- Convert to profile: Working profiles (RGB, CMYK, Lab) and custom profiles (RGB, CMYK) modes can be applied to a coloration. The change of color space can modify the colors. Convert to profile changes color mode numbers, such as RGB values, while attempting to keep color meaning the same. Convert to profile translates color meaning from one profile to another, changing the color mode numbers. This can be seen in the RGB numbers from the sRGB profile below, changing to different numbers in the Adobe RGB (1998) destination. Note that color appearance, indicated here by the Lab readout, stays the same. Rendering Intents become available when disabling the Auto checkbox.
- Assign profile: Working profiles and custom profile modes can be applied to a coloration. Assign profile keeps RGB color mode numbers the same but changes their meaning, as shown below. The color which is displayed is changed.
- Preserve color numbers: When working with colors of color libraries, the option to 'Preserve color numbers' will keep the color values of color libraries' colors in the destination channel when converting to another ICC profile.
Color Modes with Device colors
- Special colorways: All Color modes with device colors (fluorescent inks) can be applied to a color library using the device color recipe. The change of color space can modify the colors! When a mode and its profile are selected, to change color first select it. The color picker opens, where you can open the device colors dialog with Device. In the dialog, you can enter the device colors recipe.
- Printer colorways: This system allows to change color channels with color recipes directly in nT Colorations, setting values to printer device inks, in absolute mode, or relative one, allowing to have printer gradients inside the ink limits, as well to manage special inks like flours, diluents, etc. all inside the workflow defined on the nS calibration. Customers that use to work with color recipes in a conventional color kitchen will find it easy to modify and make fine-tune color adjustments to their colorways in their daily production workflow.
Soft proofing is an option that allows you to simulate on your computer monitor what your print will look like when it is printed on media using a specific ICC profile. When a printer profile is made the color of the paper or fabric media is one factor that is shaped in the profile, because of the ink and the media combination. Using the options in the Proofer Setup printer simulation you determine the color space options on the printer so that nT Colorations can show the color samples.
Ticking the 'Use coloration profile' option, the simulation parameters will be automatically updated. If you select 'Show proof colors' you can see the printer simulation on the screen. The Edit button opens a new window with further options.
According to your choice of settings, the color samples and the image will show proofed colors. At the bottom of the window, the embedded (left) and proofing (right) profiles are displayed. Later, when coloring the colorway with a color picker, the proofing is applied in the color space visualization.