Configure the spectrophotometer. The calibration wizard is inside the schema management. nèoStampa supports the most common spectrophotometers such as “Barbieri” and “x-Rite i1-Pro”. These are the reading modes available for the i1-Pro: transparency, manual mode, UV Filter. UV Filter: This filter is specific for i1-Pro and makes a double reading of each patch. Choose the printer. Check the connection. You can start a new calibration or finish a pending one. Barbieri spectrophotometer Fill the fields and select the resolution to obtain detailed information. The schema shows the information. Choose the color mode. And if needed, you can modify the order of the inks. You can make a printout of the inks’ order. Select the resolution. Choose the dithering. By default is the Smooth Stochastic. Printing the linearization. You can select various printing options. If you have ink excess in your printing, you can cut its percentage and print the linearization again. Read the linearization with the spectrophotometer. The density curves help us understand the behaviour of the inks. You can cut them individually. In the linearization the curve has to be smooth, if not it can be modified. Print to know the maximum ink quantity the media can absorb. Introduce the total ink limit. Generating black can be done in 3 different ways. Using only one black ink. Black Addition will improve the black with other inks. With the Gray Component Replacement, if you don’t have gray, you can generate it by mixing other inks from a black gradient to avoid dithering. An “_xspacers” target separates each patch with two lines, one black and one white, to differenciate them. Choose an RGB target and print it. Once printed, read it with a spectrophotometer. If while reading there is any error, the spectrophotometer shows a red light. You have to read the column again. Readings can show errors if the media is irregular. The smoothing amount will make the gradients more harmonious. Recommended smoothing is “None” for paper (readings are perfect), “Few” for most profiles and “Normal” in extreme cases of bad readings. Error readings can be viewed clickling on the “Color Picker”. Generate the profile and save. Select the profile. If there is any error, a whitish area appears, as seen in the next example. To correct it, just re-read the target and generate it again. Finish and save it inside the schema. You have now completed the calibration. You can exit.