Question:How do the RGB Rendering Styles and the CMYK Simulation Methods on the Fiery correlate to the ICC terminology?

Answer:
Fiery RGB Rendering Styles:
• Photographic — Designed for images, retains the relative values between colors to maintain the overall appearance of the image. (resembling ICC Perceptual Intent)
• Presentation — Designed for bright colors, this allows saturated prints suitable to most business presentation needs. The Presentation CRD also does an excellent job of rendering photographic images. (resembling ICC Saturation Intent)
• Absolute Colorimetric — Maintains the absolute values of all in gamut colors to preserve the fidelity of single colors while rendering the paper color of the selected profile. (resembling ICC Absolute Colorimetric Intent)
• Relative Colorimetric — Maintains the relative values of all in gamut colors to preserve the fidelity of single colors while ignoring the paper color of the selected profile. (resembling ICC Relative Colorimetric Intent)


Fiery CMYK Simulation Methods:
• Full-Output GCR offers accurate proofing by performing a colorimetric conversion of all 4 plates from source to output color space. In this simulation method, the black plate is mixed into the CMY plates, then re-separated based on the Output profile.

• Paper Simulation automatically renders the paper white of the simulation profile as printable CMYK values in the output color space. This option is only available to those servers that have the Fiery Graphic Arts Package enabled. It is selectable when Full (Output GCR) is selected. Paper Simulation is only available in Job Properties and Print Driver. Paper Simulation is NOT available in ColorWise Pro Tools because setting it as a default can have undesirable effects.

• Full–Source GCR offers expanded full simulation capability by performing a colorimetric conversion from source to output color space, and maintains the distinction between Black and CMY in the original separation (usually performed in Photoshop or other separation software).

• Quick simulation is meant for documents which contain CMYK data separated for printing on a press, but which are being printed to the Fiery for short run production (“Output”), rather than as an actual press proof. Quick Simulation uses 1 Dimensional Transfer Curves to adjust output density only.


The ICC defines four rendering intents (ICC-absolute colorimetric, relative colorimetric, perceptual and saturation.

Fiery RGB Rendering Styles to ICC terminology:
Photographic (resembling ICC Perceptual Intent)
Presentation (resembling ICC Saturation Intent)
Absolute Colorimetric (resembling ICC Absolute Colorimetric Intent)
Relative Colorimetric (resembling ICC Relative Colorimetric Intent)

Fiery CMYK Simulation Methods to ICC terminology:
Full-Output GCR with Paper Simulation On (resembling ICC Absolute Colorimetric Intent)
Full-Output GCR with Paper Simulation Off (resembling ICC Relative Colorimetric Intent)
Full-Source GCR (resembling ICC Relative Colorimetric Intent)
Quick Simulation (resembling ICC Saturation Intent)