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The purpose of this tutorial is to create a ruler to allow you to measure patterns with patches 1 cm wide for Coraye application. Initially, the Colormunki Photo or the i1 Studio is delivered without rule, because as you already know, the software delivered as standard, measures two times 50 large patches that do not require a guide for the measurement. Coraye and this ruler turns your Colormunki Photo or i1 Studio into a higher-end calibration solution!

The disadvantages of the XRite software provided as standard with the Colormunki Photo or i1 Studio are:

  1. You can not customize the number of patches to print.
  2. You can not choose the number of grayscale to optimize grayscale images.
  3. You can not print the charter in one go
  4. Etc ...
Colormunki Photo ruler once finished

Make the rule

1 - You have to download the drawing of the Colormunki rule in  Adobe illustrator format or in pdf format (with the cut contour)

Preview of the ruler


2 - Then print it on a paper, thin plastic or other thin material.

NB: On the picture, the rule was printed in sublimation on a Chromaluxe plate but this material is to thick to use it direcly.
However we can use it to draw the rule with a pen on a paper for example.

3 - Then cut it according to the orange lines. (The orange lines are defined as an accompanying cut-contour color to be compatible with the cutting machines).

4 - Glue a wooden cleat aligned with the printed pattern on the ruler, to guide the colormunki.

Cutting of rulers (Chromaluxe / Aluminium)

5 - Check that the sensor of the Colormunki matches the slot of the ruler when you slide it along the wooden cleat.

And you're done !

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