Screen Colour V's Printing

JoHawkJoHawk Big grinsPosts: 31Registered Users Big grins
edited May 6, 2015 in Digital Darkroom
I have recently had client complaints about their images and I am trying to ensure that what I see and edit on my screen is what I will receive back from the local printers where I am currently filling my orders. What is the best process to get what I see on my screen to be as close as possible to the photo print?

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  • SamSam San Jose CA Posts: 7,418Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 5, 2015
    JoHawk wrote: »
    I have recently had client complaints about their images and I am trying to ensure that what I see and edit on my screen is what I will receive back from the local printers where I am currently filling my orders. What is the best process to get what I see on my screen to be as close as possible to the photo print?

    Jo,

    You may not get many responses to what may at first seem like a simple question, but the answer can be pretty complex.

    The answer involves your computer, desktop or laptop, the type, brand, model of monitor, monitor calibration, color space, bit depth, soft proofing, printer and or printing service.

    I recommend looking up these subjects and come back when you have specific questions.

    Folks here are more than willing to help.

    Sam
  • JoHawkJoHawk Big grins Posts: 31Registered Users Big grins
    edited May 5, 2015
    Sam wrote: »
    Jo,

    You may not get many responses to what may at first seem like a simple question, but the answer can be pretty complex.

    The answer involves your computer, desktop or laptop, the type, brand, model of monitor, monitor calibration, color space, bit depth, soft proofing, printer and or printing service.

    I recommend looking up these subjects and come back when you have specific questions.

    Folks here are more than willing to help.

    Sam


    Thanks Sam and yes I see much research ahead and here I am thinking that was a specific question, one that is far more complexed than I had originally realized, making me all the more determined to get to the bottom of it!! Thank you..
  • SamSam San Jose CA Posts: 7,418Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 5, 2015
    JoHawk wrote: »
    Thanks Sam and yes I see much research ahead and here I am thinking that was a specific question, one that is far more complexed than I had originally realized, making me all the more determined to get to the bottom of it!! Thank you..

    Here are three sites I found pretty quick.

    Have fun!!

    Sam


    http://help.adobe.com/en_US/creativesuite/cs/using/WS52323996-D045-437d-BD45-04955E987DFB.html

    http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/color-management1.htm

    http://www.colorhq.com/
  • rubencarmonarubencarmona Beginner grinner Posts: 4Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited May 6, 2015
    This eBook gave me a good crash course as first step:
    http://spyder.datacolor.com/scripts/ebook-en/Spyder_eBook_EN_final.pdf

    First step is always calibrating your screen with a colorimeter with ambient light sensor (I'm using a Spyder4Pro).
    Then ensure to softproof your pictures on your calibrated screen with the printer-paper profile of your printers and if you're printing on your own, then be sure you use your own printer-paper profiles.
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