I am using a i1Pro UV cut reading the targets with Measure Tool. Saving as for PMP and Saving LAB and converting for MonacoProfiler. So both PMP and MP measurement data came from the same read. These were Bill Atkinson's targets 1728 or 4096.
So with the same Lab data, you build a profile using PMP and PROFILER. The PMP V2 has the scum dot (on the Canon as well as Epson?) but the PROFILER does not?
The printer I am was using for these tests is a Canon iPF9000. Latest driver version 2.17. I haven't tried the Epson 9600 that hasn't been used for awhile but I do not think this has anything to do with printer drivers. Because of the initial bug in 10.6 and the fixing of that with 10.6.4 only to have another bug surface in 10.6.4 seems to point directly at Apple.
On my iPF6300, with the driver or Plug-In, I can’t get a scum dot so this is indeed odd.
We need to stop (as Chris Murphy wrote to me off list), for a second because the matrix is getting too big, and we're going to lose track of what we've tested.
Here’s what I have thus far:
1. The V4 profile “scum dot” is only showing up with Lightroom and Photoshop print paths thus far.
2. These profiles that produce a scum dot in these app’s don’t produce this effect in InDesign 5, Aperture or Preview.
3. These profiles do not produce a scum dot with printing to a Canon iPF6300 with the Photoshop Export module or print driver (at least for me).
4. It appears that V4 profiles built on this end, with PROFILER 4.8. do not produce the scum dot. Profiles built with a beta and PMP on this end do. V2 profiles do not.
5. Here on Luminous Landscape, one user who was building V4 profiles using the old PULSE software said they get the scum dot, the other said he did not. Since this software is no longer, I’m wondering if we even want to go down this path due to the other issues.
6. Chris and I examined the print spools in Acrobat. There is a vector object around the image that is specified as sRGB (while the image is specified as the output profile) when we print from Photoshop. No vector object when printing from InDesign.
7. Its clear that Photoshop and LR use a different print path than the other app’s. Can anyone say that using other app’s with V4 profiles, built from any product produce a scum dot?
8. Up to know, this is the first post I know of where this scum dot has been attributed to a V2 profile. It would be useful to know the full conditions that produced this and if anyone else can reproduce this and if so, just using the supplied measured data to build profiles or from scratch (print target, measure, build profile).