When using CMYK color profiles, you cannot customize dot gain settings. However, you may be able to compensate for dot gain from a miscalibrated imagesetter by using transfer functions.
Transfer functions enable you to compensate for dot gain between the image and film. For example, the Transfer function makes 50% dots in the image print as 50% dots on film. Similar to dot gain curves, the transfer functions let you specify up to 13 values along the grayscale to create a customized transfer function. Unlike dot gain curves, transfer functions apply only to printing—they don't affect the image color data.
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