For those of you looking for a less costly method of printing and want to order client corrected prints, please download our ICC profile from our site so you can calibrate your monitor to match out printers. Let us know if you need further instructions on how to get set up. After implementing out ICC profile and running a general calibration, we highly recommend doing a print to screen comparison to fine tune your monitor calibration. We are happy to provide three free 8×10’s printed directly for monitor calibration purposes.
Q. What is an ICC profile?
A. ICC profiles help you to get the correct color reproduction when you input images from a scanner or camera and display them on a monitor or print them.
Download ICC profile and copy it to this directory: /Library/ColorSync/Profiles. If you don’t have administrative rights on that computer, you can copy it this directory: Users/Library/ColorSync/Profiles.
Install on a PC
Download ICC profile and copy it to this directory: C:\Windows\system32\spool\drivers\color. Restart your computer or right click on the profiles and select “Install Profile”.
Using The ICC Profile In Photoshop
How to soft proof your images in Photoshop: Open your image in Photoshop. Select View from the menu and then select Proof Set Up and then Custom. A “Customize Proof Condition” dialog will open. Click on the “Device to Simulate” dropdown and select the ICC profile you would like to use. Now make sure you have Preserve RGB Numbers checked and Black Point Compensation unchecked. This allows Photoshop to adjust the images colors as need to provide a proper render of possible output results. You now have Soft Proofing configured. To start up your proofing session use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl/Cmd+Y or use the menu and select View >> Proof Colors.
Now here is what is cool about Soft Proofing. You can further edit you image in Photoshop while Soft Proofing. This allows you to temporarily work with your image in a color space simulating your output device. This allows you to perfect your output.