(432 K - CMYK)
Find out what your printer does with CMYK files.
Also see how black ink and GCR can improve the color gamut of CMY inks.
Checks smoothness and gray balance with undithered scales of 256, 128, 64 & 32 steps
(9.7 M - RGB, CMYK)
Convert this "RGB original.tif" image from the embedded profile
to your working space, then try matching the included "CMYK via RGB.tif" image. Proves the benefits of RGB vs CMYK editing. Copyright © Don Hutcheson. May not be resold or published without written consent.
GrayRails.jpg (876 K - CMYK)
(G) A great visual gray balance test. The same B&W image in CMYK, K-only and CMY only adjusted for G7 gray balance. Updated April 2004 from the older (flipped) version to eliminate scum dots in the K-only image.
GrayBoat.jpg (1.2 M- CMYK)
An alternative to the GrayRails test in horizontal format. One B&W image in CMYK, K-only and CMY-only, adjusted for G7 gray balance.
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Screen Test3.JPG (700 K - CMYK)
Compare soft proofs to a master proof with
gray images in CMYK, K only & CMY only. Insert your own images but don't
lose the gray test! (Gray image derived with thanks from an image available from PIA/GATF.)
(548 K - CMYK)
A pretty standard target for finding the CMYK
values that match a specific gray balance. Somewhat obsoleted by the P2P target (above).
(120 K - RGB)
Check any source or destination profile for
reversals, hue shifts etc. 24 radial HSB slices plus pastels, micro white & black & a continuous gray ramp.
HC2052F.zip (4.2 M - CMYK)
A new CMYK characterization target designed to improve results in darker regions. May not work in some software. Updated to version "F" May 2011. New ReadMe Aug 2011.
30 128.JPG (36 K - RGB)
Unlike a plain gray field, this desktop pattern can't be mistaken for a window & alerts you to changes in monitor calibration.