The callas DeviceLink Add-on for pdfToolbox 8 enables you to perform conversions via the supplied DeviceLink profiles.
- Includes a series of most used DeviceLink profiles for repurposing in professional printing
- Includes DeviceLink profiles for optimisation of total ink coverage for standard printing conditions
DeviceLink profiles are a special form of ICC profiles, which offer a colour transformation from source to destination in ONE profile. This way, each colour of the source colour space is directly transformed to a certain colour in the destination colour space. Device Link profiles are certified by the ICC (International Colour Consortium).
callas DeviceLink Add-on is delivered with a package of the most common DeviceLink profiles but also offers the possibility to install your own.
Advantages of DeviceLink profiles
DeviceLink profiles complement the usage of regular ICC profiles to avoid weaknesses of a colour conversion based on ICC profiles for certain tasks. These weaknesses mainly are the CMYK to CMYK transformation and e.g. the preservation of pure black text in a picture.
A CMYK to CMYK transformation with ICC profiles always is performed via the device independent Lab colour space, which leads to a complete reseparation of the data with partly unpredictable and unwanted results. This does not happen with DeviceLink profiles, which offer a direct control of colour composition.