We have a new HP t1300 Plotter and of course the drivers offer new methods regarding the following settings:

Standard-RGB Source profile

  • sRGB IE61966-2.1
  • Adobe RGB (1998)
  • Apple RGB
  • ColorMatch RGB

Standard-CMYK Source profile

  • HP Plus Technology
  • US Web Coated (SWOP) v2
  • Euroscale
  • Japan Web Coated
  • etc,etc etc about 20 more

Rendering Intent options

  • Perceptual
  • Absolute colormetric
  • Relative colormetric
  • Saturation

HP Professional PANTONE


Image Color Matching offers another 4 choices:

-ICM Deaktivated -ICM from Host -ICM From Printer -ICM from print calibration

So I could spend the next two weeks analysing the documentation and testing each combination of settings to see what happens but I don´t have the time. We need a production plotter ASAP and hence this thread to see if anyone can offer any basic advice.

Are there any Plotter professionals who can tell me what area I need to concentrate on and maybe also what to ignore. My objective is to simply have a plotter that plots exactly what I see on my RGB monitor. It would be a weight off my mind to know that what I see is what I get!

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    This looks to me like a question for Super User. It mentions GIS in the title but really your plotter could be being used for hardcopy from many other types of software. – PolyGeo Apr 20 '15 at 8:18
  • GIS could also be replaces with high-resolution images; can it be migrated? – dof1985 Apr 20 '15 at 8:48

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