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Profiles

Maintaining accurate colour throughout your workflow relies on effective colour management with the correct use of ICC profiles.

3DAP recommends downloading and using the below profiles 3DAPv3_PAPERTYPE-1_300.icc, 3DAPv3_PAPERTYPE-3_280_F45.icc and 3DAPv3_PAPERYPE-4_270_F47.icc for when dealing with the paper types 1-4. It is imperative that the relevant paper type simulation is used for the proofing.

The profiles have been built using real press data that is to the AS ISO 12647-2 standard.
All separation profiles have been made after consultation with all Australian Web Offset printers on the 3DAP committee and have been used extensively in the field. Please liaise with your publisher on which profile is most suitable for the supplied file before sending or check their website for details.

Separation profiles

To download the ICC profiles, please click on the required link below

Paper Type 1 is typically a higher brightness coated stock and may be used for most magazine stocks printed sheetfed, as well as the higher brightness web offset stocks.
3DAPv3 Paper type 1 - (1.8MB ZIP download)
Paper Type 3 is typically a mid to high brightness coated stock, generally with a lower mass per area weight (gsm). The updated version have a less yellow paper tint among other improvements.
3DAPv3 Paper type 3 F45 - (1.8MB ZIP download)

Paper Type 4 is typically a higher brightness uncoated stock.
3DAPv3 Paper type 4 F47 - (1.8MB ZIP download)
These profiles are included in the 3DAP Settings package, which also contains PDF Export settings and user guides. Unless you are an experienced user who already knows how to apply ICC profiles in the workflow, we recommend you download the complete 3DAP Settings package instead of the individual profiles. See Creating PDF Files for more information.

Separation style

3DAPv3_PAPERTYPE-1_300.icc (ZIP 1.8 MB)
This ICC profile is based on the characterization data FOGRA39L.txt. The maximum ink coverage for the separation is 300%. Therefore this profile is valid for the printing conditions regarding AS ISO 12647-2:2008:
- sheet-fed offset print or higher grade stocks used on web - Paper type 1 and 2 - glossy/matte coated
- TVI at 40%: CMY = 13% / K = 16%
- Black start: L* 65
- Black max: 100%

3DAPv3_PAPERTYPE-3_280_F45.icc (ZIP 1.8 MB)
This ICC profile is based on the characterization data FOGRA45L.txt. It replaces the earlier papertype-3 profile based on the older FOGRA28L data. The maximum ink coverage for the separation is 280%. Therefore this profile is valid for the printing conditions regarding AS ISO 12647-2:2008:
- web offset print - paper type 3 - gloss coated web (LWC)
- TVI at 40%: CMY = 16% / K = 19%
- Black start: L* 75
- Black max: 90%

3DAPv3_PAPERTYPE-4_270_F47.icc (ZIP 1.8 MB)
This ICC profile is based on the characterization data FOGRA47L.txt. The maximum ink coverage for the separation is 270%. Therefore this profile is valid for the printing conditions regarding AS ISO 12647-2:2008:
- Offset print - paper type 4 – uncoated white
- TVI at 40%: CMY = 18% / K = 22%
- Black start: L* 80
- Black max: 90%

***Important note:
It should be noted that these profiles will only reproduce the colour integrity of the original image into the correct colour space for printing. Manual editing may still be required if the original is poor quality.

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