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.
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 installed with the provided installers. (ICCs get installed the same way).
The curves-hd folder is where you find all the curves that are built for our new HDPK (High Density Photo Black) and UltraHD MK (High Density Matte Black) black ink. On the PC, these curves are installed with a provided installer.
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!
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, these ICCs are installed with a provided installer.
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.
We offer a custom curve profiling service and the target files and documentation for this service are found here.
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
Optional Requirements: i1Pro (or equivalent) Spectrophotometer
DOWNLOAD COMMUNITY EDITION FOR WINDOWS
Printing Requirements: Windows XP or later, QuadtoneRIP + Curve Tools, Piezography Ink
File Name: Piezography-Community-Edition.zip
Optional Requirements: i1Pro (or equivalent) Spectrophotometer
Ink Set & Printer Support Chart (click a printer to see more details): Find your ink-set and see what printers can run it. View minimum working channels at the bottom.
Piezography K6 Matte or Piezography K6 Gloss (legacy ink to be discontinued end of 2024)
|Piezography K7 Matte Only or Piezography K7 Gloss Only (legacy ink to be discontinued end of 2024)
|Piezography K7 Matte and Gloss together (switchable Black damper) (legacy ink to be discontinued end of 2024)
|Piezography P2 (K6 with live MK/PK. No need to waste ink switching Black) (legacy ink to be discontinued end of 2024)
|Piezography Pro K4 (8 channel, switchable Black damper) PiezoDN capable
|Piezography Pro K5 (10 channel, switchable Black damper) PiezoDN capable
|PiezoDN (Digital Negative)
|1400*, 1430*, 1500W*
|Needs only 6 channels for Matte printing or 7 channels for Gloss printing
|Needs 7 channels for Matte printing or 8 channels for Gloss printing
|Needs 7 channels for Matte printing or 8 channels for Gloss printing (9 cartridges with switching black damper)
|Needs 8 total channels. Matte Black is in the Black channel and Photo Black is in the Yellow channel
|Needs 8 channels (9 cartridges with switching black damper)
|Needs 10 channels (11 cartridges with switching black damper)
|Pro ink-sets produce highest quality digital negatives.
**Cartridges Unavailable for US Models
**** Some 4900s have trouble printing a second pass gloss on already inked paper. 4" white borders are required for this to work properly so we suggest using single pass gloss ink systems for this printer (aka, Piezography Pro)
v3.3.1 05/15/2023 Installer is stapled and authorized by apple. Fixed K5 Exhibition curves and added P900/P700 MK/PK curves compatible with most recent version of QTR. Fixed the i1ProV13 21x16 target workflow.
v3.2.1 1/12/2022 Added uncoated K4 and K5 Pro paper curves. Added P700 and P900 and P5000 support (available in EU and South East Asia Epson printers). All curves are backed up per install now. Install fixed curve permissions. Added i1Pro v3 support (NOT PLUS version!). i1Profiler Piezography workflows are installed automatically inside of the i1Profiler workflow dropdown tab now. Updated ICCs with new Linear Softproof ICCs and new Print output ICCs. Minor bug fixes (i1Pro v2 21x16 workflow is fixed, etc). PiezoDN images folder is now the same as Piezography images folder.
v3.1 1/21/2020 Added K7 HD curves for all printers. Added missing curves for P800 (Windows install) etc. Windows now has separate installers for P2, K6, and K7. The older curves are now called “Old”.
v3.02 10/24/2019 All PiezoDN and Professional targets are now included in the Community Edition free download to allow for non-pro users to at least print a target and send it out for calibration. Documentation now links to the online published manual.
v2.04 05/14/2018 Added Hahnemuhle Photo Rag cool pro K5 curve back into the 9900/7900 folder. It was missing. Also changed the installers (for mac) to just a pkg file so you know exactly what version of Community Edition you are downloading and installing.
v2.03.1 (Windows) 02/05/2018 Added all SureColor printer HD curves to the Windows installer. They were no in v2.03 on first release.
v2.03 01/18/2018 Major update. Added support for P400, P600, P800, P6000, P8000, P7000, P9000. You must download QuadtoneRIP 2.7.8 or later for these new curves to work.
v2.021 11/29/2017 Bug Fix. Added 7900 and 9900 Pro curves which were missing.
v2.02 (Windows) ~ 11/28/2017 Major Update: Piezography, Piezography HD, and Piezography Pro curves are now installed with installers (this makes it very easy). ICC SoftProof profiles are also installed with an installer. Everything is simplified. Community Edition for Windows is no longer in Beta. Debugged the .zip extraction process as well as got rid of annoying .DS_Store files.
v2.01 ~ 11/16/2017 Bug fix. Added Neutral K6 and P2 UltraHD-MK (UHD) curves for all printers.
v2.0 ~ 11/15/2017 Major update. Added over 3500 curves for all “legacy” Piezography inksets (Selenium, Carbon, Warm Neutral, Neutral, Special Edition) in P2 and K6 ink configuration mode. The K6 curves are compatible with any printer that is currently set up with K7 ink. These new curves are built for the new HDPK (High Density Photo Black) and UltraHD-MK black inks. Simply take out the old (WN1 PK and NU1 MK) black inks and replace with the newer black inks and use the new HD curves. The new curves live at >Piezography>Curves-HD>(your printer model). Also added more general Piezography and Piezography Pro soft-proof profiles. The Piezography Pro profiles show popular splits. These new softproof profiles are built for the HDPK and UltraHD-MK black inks. On the OS X side, this installer is now signed, meaning it won’t come up with bothersome security warnings when you double click the install pkg. Added curve support for wide format (24″ and 44″) SC-P printers for those who are not in the US and have working refille cartridges. P400, P600, and P800 printers will have to wait for our upcoming Piezography Driver as we see micro-banding on these smaller formats with QuadtoneRIP.
v1.94 ~ 05/03/2017 Minor OS X bug smush. Fixed permissions on 4880, 7880, and 9880 P2 installer commands.
v1.93 ~ 04/20/2017 Added Chinese SureColor P-Series printer install commands (beta curves and install commands) in >Piezography>Curves>xxx-NON-US PRINTERS (mac only) Move each printer folder to the main >Applications>Piezography>Curves folder before double-clicking the install commands.
v1.91 ~ 03/2/2017 Bug fix of the bug fix. This release fixes an issue where SoftProofing profiles are not installed on some versions of OS X.
v1.9 ~ 02/21/2017 !! IMPORTANT BUG FIX. This release fixes an alias incompatibility with i1Profiler that causes i1Profiler to crash when creating RGB ICC profiles. If you are a customer of PiezoDN you should also download and install the upgrade to that software as well to completely eliminate the problem. This release of Community Edition also adds a missing Piezography Pro K4 Cool Gloss profile in the 7900-9900-K4 Pro folder.
v1.8 ~ 01/23/2017 Bug Fix for R3000 and R2880 Canson Platine and Canson PhotoSatin Neutral Piezo Pro curves.
v1.7 ~ 01/19/2017 Added new Gloss PK (WN1) K7 and P2 master curves for x900 series printers. Added new Gloss PK-HD (High Density black) K7 and P2 master curves for x800,x880,x900 printers. The new PK-HD master curves are meant for upcoming Piezography PK-HD ink and will get a dMax of between 2.74 and 2.83 on most gloss and semi-gloss papers. These new PK-HD Piezography curves are not single-pass gloss curves. Like all traditional (non-pro) inkset curves, you must use Gloss Optimizer as a second pass to get the desired dMax and gloss characteristics.
v1.6 ~ 01/11/2017 New Matte Black master K7 curves for x800,x880,x890 and x900 printers (these new curves will work with both Neutral 1 “traditional Piezography MK ink” and the new UltraHD-MK ink however they are linearized for the UltraHD-MK for dMax between 1.76 and 1.83 depending upon paper used. Added new Gloss x800x880 master curves for traditional Piezography PK (WN1) that optimize dMax (after glossing w/ a second pass) as well as decrease total ink amount. *These new gloss master curves print a small amount of GO along with the first ink pass as well mainly to decrease gloss differential from the second pass print when GO’ing very glossy paper. It also helps with the stability and scratch resistance of the paper surface. These new Gloss Master curves are not built for the new HD-PK ink yet. That will be coming.
v1.5 ~ 01/11/2017 New Matte Black curves for UltraHD-MK (compatible with normal MK too) Ink for x800 and x880 printers for Carbon, Selenium, Neutral, Warm Neutral, Special Edition. K6 master curve (built off of selenium) for x900 and x890 printers. This is only K6 to start! Will require DIY linearization or custom linearization by InkjetMall for your specific paper if you see it printing funny and until we re-profile Piezography in the coming year for the new extra-dark Matte Black ink.
v1.4 ~ 01/11/2017 Bug Fixes: Fixed a OS X version typo where Install4900-ProK4.command should have been named Install4900-ProK5.command. Fixed malformed curves: x900-Canson-EdEtch-Warm.quad, x900-Cone-Type2-Warm.quad, x900-Hahn-AlbDurer-Warm.quad, x900-Hahn-Bamboo-Warm.quad, x900-Hahn-MusEtch-Warm.quad
v1.3 ~ Added international (non-US) printer support & curves.
v1.2 ~ Added Piezography Pro ink curves for R2000, R3000, R2880, 3800, 3880, 4800, 4880, 4900, 7800, 7880, 7890, 7900, 9800, 9880, 9890, 9900, and 11880. Updated Piezography Manual to 2016v3 with ink position charts for all ink sets and supported printers as well as Pro documentation (for how to actually use and print with the Pro Curves).
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.
ColorMunki Target Finish new 256 patch linearization service, upgrade internal Piezography profiler to enable iterative lins
RE-LINEARIZE X900 PRINTERS AND X880 PRINTERS FOR NEW SUPPORTED PAPERS AND HD BLACK INKS!
P2 (K6) curves for HD ink and all printers
Windows Curve Installers (take out of Beta)