It’s hard to test for ink fidelity after the ink is already in there without a reference print.
This workflow does allow you to print individual channels though:
Download and install QuadtoneRIP (and Print Tool from the same website if you are on a Mac)
This workflow allows you to print densities from 0 percent of ink to 100 percent of ink from each individual channel of one’s printer to diagnose possible hardware or ink issues. This page describes how to do just that. The QTR Print Tool is necessary when printing from Mac 10.6.8 or higher, for accurate output (other printing applications have screwed up color management that will produce poor Piezography output).
Print Inkseparation Image Using QTR Calibration Mode:
Printing the inkseparation image thru QTR’s Calibration Mode will print strips of pure ink from each channel. This is an easy way to check ink shade/color placement and density.
The inkseparation files can be found in the following locations:
MAC: Applications> QuadToneRIP> CurveDesign> Images folder.
Windows: C:/ Program Files/ QuadTone RIP/ bin
NOTE: There are different inkeparation images depending on the printer model you’re using. “6” for 6-color printers, “inkseparation” for 7-color printers, “8” for 8-color printers, and “10” for 10-color printers. Be sure to select the correct image for the printer model you’re using.
- Open the QuadTone RIP program, select your printer and paper size
- Select Tools> Options> Calibration Mode, which will open the inkseparation image file.
- Ink Limit: 100% and Resolution either 1440 or 2880dpi then print
- Download this file and import it into PrintTool:
VPI-10InkSep.tif.zip (673.9 KB)
- Select “NO Color Management” in the Print Tool window
- Select your K7 printer model, and paper size, then push print
- In the QuadTone RIP window- select Calibration Mode, Ink Limit: 100% and Resolution either 1440 or 2880dpi