Accurate color print from your printer.

Get your professional grade ICC-Profiles for free!

DAPF TECH is proud to introduce icc4free, our free of cost professional ICC-profiling services that will make your prints just look great!

Why paying a high amount for color measuring devices that cost you more than your printer itself just to make it print like you expect it?

Here is the alternative!

Just download the icc4free testchart, fill out the included form and print it. Send the printout to us by mail and receive your free and individual ICC-profile.

Professional Grade, Industrial Proven.
icc4free is the essence of our years long experience in inkjet color management. Developed to work with a minimal number of selected test patches. Focusing on great looking photographic image reproduction, prints made using our free icc-profiles will make you print and you – and your customers – smile!

For who we provide this great service:
–  For companies and individuals seeking for a way to get colors printed accurately
– For everybody already familiar with testchart printing and ICC-profile use

What can icc4free provide for you
Visually great color 
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Limitations
icc4free may, do but is not intended to guarantee, precise output simulations. icc4free gives you visually great photographic image reproductions but it’s not optimized for output simulations (proofing). If you require measurable in-tolerance spot color or output simulations, we have dedicated ICC-profiling services for you. 

 

Vivid Colors and Neutral Grays

Color-accurate printing with virtually every RGB printer and digital printing press.
4-free!

And counting remote ICC-profilings performed by DAPF TECH since 2017. 85% returning customers.

Photographers love it. Agencies use it. Print Service Providers need it.

No Investment in Color Management Tools necessary

Spare the learning curve and investments. Just print the testchart, we take care of the technical part.

Environmentally friendly. Save Paper, Ink, and Energy

Get straight to color-accurate prints. No trial and error making manual color adjustments for your prints anymore.

Industrial Proven

icc4free is recurrently ordered by customers from the field of Digital Signage, Textile Decoration, Print Media, Photography, and Architecture.

Open Source Driven

For processing the color data we utilize open source tools like ArgyllCMS.
Do you like this service? You may leave us a tip. We will share 50% with the developers to keep great projects like this going.

How to

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Step 1

Run printer maintenance. Clean the printhead, refill inks, perform printhead alignment etc. 

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Step 2

Remove all ICC color profiles in the driver associated with your printer. Turn off all color adjustments
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Step 4

Print the icc4free testchart with all color management and color adjustments TURNED OFF!

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Step 5

Mail-in the printout to DAPF TECH’s German address

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Step 6

Receive your custom ICC profile from us via email

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Step 7

Associate the ICC profile with your printer in the driver, RIP, or image editing software

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Step 8

Print beautiful and color-accurate pictures

Limitations

icc4free may, do but is not intended to guarantee, precise output simulations. icc4free gives you visually great photographic image reproductions but it’s not optimized for output simulations (proofing). If you require measurable in-tolerance spot color or output simulations, we have dedicated ICC-profiling services for you. .

Technical details of the icc4free profiles

Profile type: RGB

Profile Connetion Space (PCS): Lab

Applicability: LFP-Printers, Photo Printers, Laser color printers, any RGB-data capable driver

Color Measurement Technology used: Spectrophotometer. X-Rite, or Konica Minolta FD-7, Techkon SpectroDens 3

LUT size: 16 bit (large)

Illuminant Type: D50 – neutral daylight (industry-standard)

Observer Angle: 2 degrees (industry-standard)

Measurement Standard: M0 (undefined UV-Amount) or M1 (defined UV-Amount) depending on the substrate

ICC Profile Version: Version 2 (best software compatibility)

Expected Accuracy: 66% representative device gamut scan.

Licence and Disclaimer

icc4free is a voluntary service provided by DAPF TECH under the exclusion of any warranty.
DAPF TECH holds the copyright on icc4free and all ICC-profiles created using this service. You are free to use the individual ICC-profile created by DAPF TECH within the scope of printers that are physically accessible directly to yourself. You may use the icc4free profiles for your own professional or private print-activities only. You are not allowed to redistribute or sell the work in any way to a third party. (C)2019 DAPF TECH e.K. www.dapf.tech