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Printing lab using Adobe RGB 1998

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I am looking at getting a image printed and the place I was recommended to use prints in Adobe RGB 1998. 

This is what they say>>>


Understanding colour control in the digital medium can be quite baffling. There are so many variables involved. When moving between computers, operating systems, applications, monitors, printers & papers things can change dramatically. Then different operators also have different opinions of what is green, grey or otherwise. Here at Ken's we have put a lot of time & research into negating each of these problems in turn.

Some of these problems are simple to sort. With software in general it is often merely a matter of stating which colour profiles are to be used. We use AdobeRGB(1998). This is a standard RGB profile that is commonplace in the majority of software & digital cameras alike. Below we have a diagram showing how our colour settings are in Photoshop.

If you would like a copy of the file we use for samples click the link at the bottom of this paragraph (note 590KB file).

To calibrate our monitors to the Adobe RGB profile we use a Pantone ColorVision Spyder. This clever device zeros all the prsent monitor corrections, takes a reading of each colour, then makes it own corrections. Then it tells the computer monitor software the new calibration & how it relates to Adobe RGB. To simplify that, it brings all the monitors, (LCD & CRT) up to par. This way you can pretty much trust what you are looking at.

If you have an accurately calibrated monitor & you are using Adobe RGB as your embedded profile, there is no reason why you shouldn't get a perfect print out of our Pegasus LED II. As you can see these things dont have to be as troublesome, because we have the worst of it under control, you need only check those files out & race them off to us!

My question, do I change to Adobe RGB 1998 for printing with this lab? If so how do I do this when saving?

Chart below is from printing lab.

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Edited by Tracey Perrin
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25 minutes ago, Tracey Perrin said:

Colour settings.JPG

Definitely DO NOT USE THESE SETTINGS.  Stick to North America General Purpose 2 as it should be.

Yes, you can convert your images to Adobe RGB as part of the output process - either just before, or just after, sharpening for print.

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