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Color matching between an HP Latex 300 Series printer and an HP Latex 3000 Series printer

HP-Sonia 27th of June 2017

Begin first with the knowledge that despite the fact that all the generation 3 printers share the same ink, this doesn’t mean that the color output is necessarily the same. There are multiple factors that contribute to the final color observed on the media: dot positioning of media of each color, speed, and drop weight to name a few. Every printer family, the HP Latex 3000 series for instance, has a printing engine designed to maximize overall performance at every speed, and this means that, even when using the same amount of ink, colors are slightly different among printers of different families.

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But there is still a way that a Latex 300 series printer can be used to closely match, or even work as a color proofer for an HP Latex 3000 Series printer.

There are quite a few steps that need to be followed and the process is dependent on the RIP being used. Because the steps are RIP specific, step-by-step instructions should be acquired by end-users, who should refer to their RIP documentation.
Nevertheless, it is possible to describe the process in broad terms, which you will find below.

In this workflow, the HP Latex 3000 Series printer is the target printer (or master) with the objective being having the 300 series printer simulate the printing behavior of the master. We usually recommend our customers use, as master, the printer by which they will produce the most volume, and then use the other printer as the emulator.

Keep these things in mind:

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With all that in mind, here are the steps to be followed: 

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