Compensating for dot gain in film using transfer functions

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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