Piezography Community Edition

Free Curves, Profiles, & Documentation

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Piezography Community Edition is where you find The Piezography Manual, our free Piezography Curves Archive for printing exceptional monochrome prints with Piezography K6, P2, & K7 and Pro ink, and other useful Tools needed to bring your studio practice to the next level.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

CURVES
The curves folder is where you find all the QuadtoneRIP “.quad” Piezography curves for your printer. Install QuadtoneRIP first, then install the Piezography Community Edition. On the Mac, each curve folder is found at Applications>Piezography>Curves>(your printer’s curve folder) and has an Install.command for each printer those curves are built for. Simply plug in your printer and double-click the install.command to install the printer and curves. On the PC, these curves can simply be dragged and dropped into C:/ProgramFiles/QuadToneRIP/QuadTone/(Your Piezography Printer Model) and they will show up in the QTRgui application. *Piezography Pro Curves will be added to this package when the ink is available.

DOCUMENTATION
Documentation is where you’ll find helpful information on the Piezography process, ethos, and movement. These PDFs will get you started and hold your hand through the entire process. This will be continually updated and added to as the Piezography package is updated over time. The main documentation in this folder is The Piezography Manual. We at InkjetMall recommend you read it!

ICCS
The Piezography workflow is helped by ICCs. These ICC profiles enable you to simulate on your monitor the specific color and tonal values for your ink and paper combination. After installing Piezography Community Edition on the Mac, the ICCs are already installed and updated into the system and will appear in your ICC profile list automatically. If you want to add your own ICC profiles, simply drag new profiles into the SoftProofing sub­folder and they will be installed instantly. On the PC, you drag and drop all the ICCs into C:/Windows/system32/spool/drivers/color.

IMAGES
Practitioners of Piezography often find it useful to check the linearization of their own curves. We have included a set of target files and workflows for that purpose. There is also a set of QuadtoneRIP channel flushing images that enable the flushing/purging of individual ink­lines in a printer using QuadtoneRIP. *Piezography Professional Edition has a much larger set of targets for actually linearizing your curves yourself.

SERVICES
We offer a custom curve profiling service and the target files and documentation for this service are found here.

TOOLS
Over the coming years we will be adding a set of tools for quality-controlling the Piezography print studio. The first tool is an updated Linearization Checker spreadsheet! *Piezography Professional Edition has many more tools.

DOWNLOAD COMMUNITY EDITION FOR MAC

Printing Requirements: OS X 10.6 or later, QuadtoneRIP, Piezography Ink, Print-Tool
File Name: 
Piezography-Community-Edition.dmg
Version:
 1.1

Optional Requirements: i1Pro (or equivalent) Spectrophotometer

DOWNLOAD COMMUNITY EDITION FOR WINDOWS *BETA

Printing Requirements: Windows XP or later, QuadtoneRIP + Curve Tools, Piezography Ink
File Name: 
Piezography-Community-Edition.zip
Version:
 1.1

Optional Requirements: i1Pro (or equivalent) Spectrophotometer

CHANGE LOG

v1.1 ~ Added The Piezography Manual Community Edition to the Windows version.

v1.0 ~ Added new documentation.

v0.9 ~ Added to P2 curves, added new K7 curves, changed some curve schemas.

v0.8 ~ Added 21step Linearization Checker.

v0.7 ~ Added 21step targets for Spyder, ColorMunki, i1Pro v1, i1Pro v2, ISISv1, ISISv2, i1io, DTP70, and more. (All other targets are available with the Piezography Professional Edition. Linearization documentation and tool are also available in the Piezography Professional Edition. 21step targets are only for checking linearization.)

v0.6 ~ Re-built and debugged i1Profiler and ColorPort targets to be light-to-dark instead of dark-to-light. Deleted Meth1 and Meth3 neg curves (these are now available in a converted form in the PiezoDN installer). Updated the Custom Curve service target and workflow. Added Piezography Manual 2016 Edition. Updated printer installers. Updated permissions. Updated 3880 curves. Unified curve name schema.

v0.5 ~ Added experimental curves folder + welcome PDF.

v0.4 ~ Added rough draft of Piezography Manual 2016 Edition + more curves.

v0.3 ~ Added soft-proof ICCs and updated OS X installer to automatically install said ICCs.

v0.2 ~ Added curves collection, targets, images, Printer Installers, and Flush Images.

v0.1 Beta ~ Base install.

ROAD MAP

ColorMunki Target

Finish new 256 patch linearization service, upgrade internal Piezography profiler to enable iterative lins

Add more P2 (K6) curves for the rest of the x880 printers.

P2 (K6) curves fo x900 printers

P600, P800 K7 and P2 (K6) curves

SUPPORTED PRINTERS

Epson 890 K6 Ink, Epson 1280 K6 Ink, Epson 1290 K6 Ink, Epson 1400 K6 Ink, Epson 1430 K6 Ink, Epson 2100 K7 Ink, Epson 2200 K7 Ink, Epson 3800 K7 Ink, Epson 3880 K7 Ink, Epson 4000 K7 Ink, Epson 4800 K7 Ink, Epson 4800 P2 Ink, Epson 4880 K7 Ink, Epson 4880 P2 Ink, Epson 4900 K7 Ink, Epson 7000 K6 Ink, Epson 7500 K6 Ink, Epson 7600 K7 Ink, Epson 7800 K7 Ink, Epson 7800 P2 Ink, Epson 7880 K7 Ink, Epson 7880 P2 Ink, Epson 7890 K7 Ink, Epson 7900 K7 Ink, Epson 9000 K6 Ink, Epson 9500 K6 Ink, Epson 9600 K7 Ink, Epson 9800 K7 Ink, Epson 9880 K7 Ink, Epson 9880 P2 Ink, Epson 9890 K7 Ink, Epson 9900 K7 Ink, Epson 11880 K7 Ink, Epson R200 K6 Ink, Epson R220 K6 Ink, Epson R300 K6 Ink, Epson R320 K6 Ink, Epson R340 K6 Ink, Epson R800 K7 Ink, Epson R1900 K7 Ink, Epson R2000 K7 Ink, Epson R2400 K7 Ink, Epson R2880 K7 Ink, Epson R3000 K7 Ink

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