View Full Version : How often do you calibrate your Fiery?

04-29-2010, 04:23 PM
Hi, I work in the planning division of EFI, and I'm interested in your feedback!

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04-30-2010, 09:39 AM
Write-in option:
"Only when I reinstall system software"

In all seriousness, I only calibrate before a job which needs critical color. Most of the time speed is more important.

04-30-2010, 11:36 AM
LOL, when a customer asks me that (and they always do), my standard answer is, "How often do you have s*x?" There's no one answer that is correct for everyone.

Edit: Oops, I got bleeped!

Jiang Alex
05-04-2010, 05:35 PM
after I reinstall the system

05-10-2010, 08:45 PM
My production clients do not calibrate often due to the inconsistencies and difference between certain colors. They are color specific for a certain green and are happy not to calibrate.Last calibration has been in 2 months.

05-11-2010, 01:43 PM
on a A2100 + Canon IPC6000VP I calibrate once on installation and Fogra control is always smiling

on a A1100 + Canon IPC6000 calibrating is a shame and give absolute disaster, I spend hours to try to obtain something right ... and finally I adjust the color by hand on the Canon .... sorry

on Q1/2 + Canon IPC1 on installation then around twice a year (we have about 15 machines)

on H1 + Canon CLC4040 never because of bad results
on J1 + Canon irc2880 never because of bad results

I have always my own EyeOnePro with me.

E.T. (France)

05-17-2010, 12:19 PM
We calibrate every morning but for critical work the printer needs to be up to operating temperature (push ten sheets through) before a new calibration produces the desired result. We use an EyeOne to calibrate NOT the scanner.

A bit of patience and the repeat jobs turn out fine :D

05-24-2010, 04:17 PM
On average, we calibrate every 2 hrs or about 4-5 times daily. We do notice a considerable difference in print quality at those intervals. Some jobs are obviously much more sensitive than others.

Ben Z

05-25-2010, 05:22 PM
We calibrate our A3100 + Canon IPC7000VP at least once a day

07-15-2010, 12:14 PM
We calibrate once every morning after warm-up and before every color critical job. I brought in my old X rite DP41 to use instead of the EFI ES1000 since it seemed so inconsistent depending on who was doing the scanning.

07-22-2010, 11:22 AM
We used to have to calibrate often, daily in some cases with our Konica gear. Our Xerox gear is much more stable, and requires far fewer calibrations to keep it running consistently. We also find that the quality of the HVAC in the office can have a big effect on how well a machine keeps to its calibration over time.

Mike P.
11-19-2010, 12:10 PM
I will calibrate and run gray calibrations when the MFP's are installed or the Fiery's are updated or replaced. The actual MFP's have thier own calibrations.
Machine level calibrations seem to be more critical since they actually set up the MFP to nominal levels based on the physical characteristics, vs software adjustments.

03-08-2011, 01:20 PM
A2100 on a Canon C6000. We normally calibrate first thing in the morning.

Today however... I have a job on 13x19, 4 colour. There are several sheets and we are printing them 300 sheets at a time. The background has about 15% black. By the time we hit sheet #300 the background is green.

So... we are calibrating THIS job every 300 sheets.