DeviceLink profiles complement the use of normal ICC device profiles; making it possible to specifically circumvent the weaknesses of color conversions based on an ICC device profile for certain tasks.
You need your own DeviceLink profiles if you use in-house standars, papers that deviate from the standard, or certain TAC.
In this tutorial I adapt the total amount of color (TAC) to printing-specific requirements without altering the color impression by creating an own DeviceLink profile for a conversion from CMYK to CMYK.
NOTE: The source and target profiles are identical for pure TAC reduction.
The saved TAC DeviceLink profile setting "TAC300 Reduction" is available in the Setting drop down list.
NOTE: The TAC DeviceLink profile setting is available in the SmartLink feature in the color management server ZePrA. The profile setting can be selected and used in ZePrA to build DeviceLink profiles on-the-fly.
The TAC DeviceLink profile "CoatedFOGRA39_CoatedFOGRA39_TAC300 reduction.icc" is successful created in the ColorLogic shared folder (Users/Shared/ColorLogic).
The profile report from the created TAC DeviceLink profile opens automatic in your default PDF reader. The report contains profile statistic details, gray balance curves, gradients curves and sample images. The report is saved in the CoPrA "Reports" folder (User/Documents/CoPrA/Reports).