Double-sided Day Night International Color Consortium Profiles

If you would like to use a media profile that is not currently in the HP Latex Media Solution Locator and create your own instead, this document defines the different steps for adapting the color to your needs by creating a new ICC profile.


The ICC profiling process needs a full understanding of color management. Also, an external spectrophotometer and professional RIP software are necessary.


- Spectrophotometer – it must have the ability to measure the reflective and transmissive target color patch.
- RIP software – it should be compatible with your Latex 1500/3x00 and have the ability to generate the ICC.

Steps to creating an ICC profile

When you print Double-sided Day Night jobs, you need to print the Side A image with the Side A ICC profile, and Side B with the Side B ICC profile. To obtain your own profiles for new media you will be need to perform the following steps:


Profile side A as you always do. Print the side A target without the ICC profile:

1. Load media to print on its front side (side A).
2. Clone a generic profile and rename it.


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4. Optimize the printer settings if needed. In that case you should ensure that modifications are not decreasing media performance.

5. Perform the color calibration.



6. Synchronize the media preset to your RIP software.

7. Print the ICC target color patch without any color management.

8. Measure the target color patch with reflection mode using a spectrophotometer.

9. Generate the ICC from your RIP software with the correct ICC setting.

10. Print different images to verify that there are no printing issues. Now you have the Side A ICC profile.


Now print the side A ICC target as a D&N job in order to get the side B ICC profile.


First, print the side A target with the ICC profile:

11. Print the ICC target color patch for side A using Side A ICC profile with Color Management = ON


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12. Unload the media to print on back side. Load media as Side B


Next, print side B without the ICC profile:


13. Repeat steps 2 to 6 for side B printer settings.

14. Print the ICC target color patch for side B without any color management.



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Then, measure your target in transmission mode:


15. Measure the target color patch from side A in transmission mode using a spectrophotometer.

16. Generate the ICC from your RIP software with the correct ICC settings. Now, you have the Side B ICC profile.


Finally, print side A and side B with the ICC profile:


17.Print the ICC target color patch on side A and side B with the ICC obtained for each side.

18.Measure the new side A target color patch again with reflection mode using a spectrophotometer.

19.Generate the new ICC from your RIP software with the fine tuning ICC setting for side A.


Now you are ready to print Double-sided Day and Night.


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