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Old 09-11-2007   #11
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Also what's the best method of ensuring that prints from my pro lab match my monitor? trial & error using test prints or should I request a printer profile from the lab?

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Get the profile from the printer if you can and soft proof the image. Don't assign that profile to your image and don't convert your image to that profile.

Depending on the version of PS you're using, soft proofing is quite accurate. Go to the View menu, choose Proof Setup, choose Custom... and find the profile the lab sent you. Turn on Simulate Black Ink and Paper White and that's what your print will look like.

It takes some getting used to to really be able to see it.

It's not unusual to have to make some adjustments to the image for a specific printer. I do those on adjustment layers and group them into a folder for a specific printer.
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PS -- to answer your original question, I use the i1Color system.
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Old 09-11-2007   #13
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I prefer working in near darkness, i.e. ,5lux. Try a lighted keyboard or a small keyboard light.

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Old 09-14-2007   #14
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OK people, is this product a good choice for calibration [both monitors and printers]?

PrintFIX PRO™ Suite 2.0 - ColorVision > Because Color Matters
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It's an entry level unit, so its a start, certainly better than a visual tool. The next step up is an XRite, which is what many pros use, but is 10X the price. There is a $100 rebate for the Colorvision going on right now.


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