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StandardCmykProfile Property

Enables/Disables CMYK based output and gets/sets the CMYK color profile.

Type

String

Remarks

How this property behaves depends on whether PDF/A, PDF/X, or dual standard (both PDF/A and PDF/X) output is specified.

For PDF/A, the color space can be either RGB or CMYK. If no CMYK profile is specified, then "sRGB.icc", the standard color space of the Internet, will be used. A CMYK profile must be explicitly specified in order to generate CMYK based PDF/A output.

For PDF/X, the color space is always CMYK. If no CMYK profile is specified, then a default will be chosen. For PDF/X-1a:2001, the default is "USWebCoatedSWOP.icc" and for PDF/X-3:2002 it is "CoatedFOGRA27.icc".

For dual standard output, the same rules as for PDF/X apply.

If the output is neither PDF/A nor PDF/X, then the color space will always be DeviceRGB and any CMYK profile specified here will be ignored.

When assigning your own CMYK profile to this property, be sure to provide the full path to the ICC file. If the full path is not provided, then the file will be loaded from the C:\Program Files\Common Files\BCL Technologies\easyPDF 8\Resource\Icc directory. Below is a list of the CMYK ICC files that ship with the SDK:

CoatedFOGRA27.icc
Coated FOGRA27 (ISO 12647-2:2004)
Characterization used: FOGRA27, http://www.color.org/drsection1.html

CoatedFOGRA39.icc
Coated FOGRA39 (ISO 12647-2:2004)
Characterization used: FOGRA39, http://www.color.org/drsection1.html

JapanColor2001Coated.icc
Japan Color 2001 Coated
Characterization used: JC200103, http://www.color.org/drsection1.html

JapanColor2001Uncoated.icc
Japan Color 2001 Uncoated
Characterization used: JC200104, http://www.color.org/drsection1.html

JapanColor2002Newspaper.icc
Japan Color 2002 Newspaper
Characterization used: JCN2002, http://www.color.org/drsection1.html

JapanWebCoated.icc
Japan Web Coated (Ad)
Characterization used: JMPA provided print condition for DDCP (digital proof), http://www.j-magazine.or.jp/

UncoatedFOGRA29.icc
Uncoated FOGRA29 (ISO 12647-2:2004)
Characterization used: FOGRA29, http://www.color.org/drsection1.html

USSheetfedCoated.icc
U.S. Sheetfed Coated v2
Characterization used: 3M/Imation Matchprint using commercial substrate

USSheetfedUncoated.icc
U.S. Sheetfed Uncoated v2
Characterization used: GRACoL test sheet

USWebCoatedSWOP.icc
U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) v2
Characterization used: CGATS TR 001, http://www.color.org/drsection1.html

USWebUncoated.icc
U.S. Web Uncoated v2
Characterization used: GRACoL test sheet

WebCoatedFOGRA28.icc
Web Coated FOGRA28 (ISO 12647-2:2004)
Characterization used: FOGRA28, http://www.color.org/drsection1.html

 

Example Usage

Set oPrinter = CreateObject("easyPDF.Printer.8")
Set oPrintJob = oPrinter.PrintJob
Set oPDFSetting = oPrintJob.PDFSetting

oPDFSetting.StandardPdfAConformance = PRN_PDFA_CONFORM_1B_TC1
oPDFSetting.StandardPdfXConformance = PRN_PDFX_CONFORM_NONE
oPDFSetting.StandardCmykProfile = "USWebCoatedSWOP.icc"

oPrintJob.PrintOut "C:\test\input.doc", "C:\test\output.pdf"