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    Default Color Profiler Suite, ES-1000 and Licensing

    Is Colorprofiler Suite a Free Software Download?
    [Sharon Henley] There is a free demo mode from www.EFI.com/cps – The software needs to be licensed to work.

    Does Colorprofiler Suite only work with ES1000 EFI Spectrophotometer (ie not an X-Rite Eye One or other)?
    [Sharon Henley] Officially only ES-1000 but an EyeOne user could buy a CPS standalone license and activate it.

    Can a customer just buy an ES1000, download the software from the EFI website and pair it with the ES1000?
    [Sharon Henley] EFI sells the ES-1000 stand alone, which customers purchase, or it is bundled with a Fiery driven engine for example. At a later date a user can purchase the CPS software only.

    How many different types of ES1000 are there?
    [Sharon Henley] There are two versions of the ES-1000, one with a UV filter and one without a UV filter. THere are revisions "Revs"; Rev B,C,D. Rev D is the one shipping today.

    Will any ES1000 pair up with a new ColorProfiler Suite or is it only the new ones that don’t need a license key to be entered to pair up?
    [Sharon Henley] All Color Profiler Suites need a license. Prior to July 2008 each CPS came with an EAC code that had to be manually paired with the ES-1000.

    Since July 2008 all CPS v2.2.0.10 were shipped with the ES-1000 serial number already associated with a license so when they install the software and plug in the ES-1000 it will automatically browse to the web site to get the license.

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    Default What is the difference between a ES-1000 with or without a UV Filter?

    What is the difference between a ES-1000 with or without a UV Filter? When do you need which?

    Quote Originally Posted by SharonH View Post
    Is Colorprofiler Suite a Free Software Download?
    [Sharon Henley] There is a free demo mode from www.EFI.com/cps – The software needs to be licensed to work.

    Does Colorprofiler Suite only work with ES1000 EFI Spectrophotometer (ie not an X-Rite Eye One or other)?
    [Sharon Henley] Officially only ES-1000 but an EyeOne user could buy a CPS standalone license and activate it.

    Can a customer just buy an ES1000, download the software from the EFI website and pair it with the ES1000?
    [Sharon Henley] EFI sells the ES-1000 stand alone, which customers purchase, or it is bundled with a Fiery driven engine for example. At a later date a user can purchase the CPS software only.

    How many different types of ES1000 are there?
    [Sharon Henley] There are two versions of the ES-1000, one with a UV filter and one without a UV filter. THere are revisions "Revs"; Rev B,C,D. Rev D is the one shipping today.

    Will any ES1000 pair up with a new ColorProfiler Suite or is it only the new ones that don’t need a license key to be entered to pair up?
    [Sharon Henley] All Color Profiler Suites need a license. Prior to July 2008 each CPS came with an EAC code that had to be manually paired with the ES-1000.

    Since July 2008 all CPS v2.2.0.10 were shipped with the ES-1000 serial number already associated with a license so when they install the software and plug in the ES-1000 it will automatically browse to the web site to get the license.

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    What is the difference between the UV and Non-UV Version of the ES-1000 and which one
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    What is the difference between the UV and Non-UV Version of the ES-1000 and which one do I need?

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    The UV is referring to the UV filter that is incorporated into the instrument. Essentially, the UV filter allows a measure of the sample with and without fluorescent emission.

    For non-fluorescent materials, the resulting spectral reflectance measurements will be identical with or without the UV filter in place.

    For fluorescent materials, the measured reflectance factor (and therefore computed whiteness for white samples) will be higher when the UV energy is allowed through the system (no filter in place).

    There are really just a few items to consider when deciding whether to go with UV or non-UV.

    If you are not using the Fiery for proofing you really just need to ensure that the entire workflow, including profiling, calibration and verification are done with the same instrument, either with UV, or without UV. Simply avoid doing some measurements with one standard, and the rest with another.

    If the workflow is set up for proofing then there are a couple of other things to consider:
    - First of all the most crucial point is that your paper is as close to the standard as possible. If the standard doesn’t fluoresce and your printer paper does (which is very often the case) then your proof will not match the criteria.
    - If you match your printing paper with the non-fluorescing paper of the standard, it will not matter if you measure using a UV or a non-UV device.
    It is also important to know that there are no standards for UV filters. You may sometimes find more differences between two instrument models (the ES-1000 used to measure your proof and the instrument used by the “official standard”) than there is between the UV and non UV version of the ES-1000. For FOGRA certification to achieve an exact match as possible you should measure your prints with the same instrument they measure the standard.

    For our profiling (and calibration) here at EFI, we have normalized with UV filter usage because we found issues with no filter, and no issues with filters. We have issues without filter because the OEMs often want us to profile for their own brand paper, so we do not have the choice to select another paper, even if the OEM paper shows significant fluorescence.
    Quote Originally Posted by artphil View Post
    What is the difference between a ES-1000 with or without a UV Filter? When do you need which?

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