Why do I bother?
I've owned a copy of this product from back before
Colorvision was bought by Pantone, and was known
as Horses LLC.
Mostly I've given up on this package (the print
profiler, not the Eye-1) but once in a blue moon
I trot it out again. I've never once made a saleable
print using a profile from Profiler Plus. $169 about
four years ago, not one useful print, but dozens
and dozens of test prints and print targets in the
The current version is 2.3. I'm using it with a trial copy
of Photoshop CS, on a Win2K machine. My monitor is
calibrated and profiled with Gretag Eye-1 Display.
(It's a Viewsonic PT-775.)
In past years I've used this product with PS 5.5, with
similarly poor results. The print target is scanned on an
Epson 1640SU. I've tried many combinations of printers,
inks and papers (Epsons back then, Canon 9000 now.)
What's the problem? Deep blue tones get turned
to deep cyan. Otherwise, no big complaints, but
that issue alone makes these profiles unusable, IMO.
So what could I be doing wrong? I can think of
a few reasons for this behavior:
1. The cyan really "is" in the image but my
monitor can't show it. (But if that were true, why
doesn't the cyan show when printing without
a profile?) Without the profile, deep blue is what
shows on the screen, and what prints on the paper.
2. Some issue or problem with the scan of the
3. The product really does suck.
Any other ideas?
I've always been baffled that this product magically
works without needing a "reference" target to scan
(as does Monaco, for example.) OTOH, I've seen
this same problem from profiles I've made with Monaco.