Custom Printer profiling
Make excellent prints on your RGB printer
The secret to good prints, and to avoid spending unnecessary time and money on bad prints, is to colour control all steps in the chain. If you print yourself and are looking for high-end results, then you need to use updated custom made ICC profiles of your monitor and printer.
The first step for someone who starts printing is to use averaged ICC profiles for a general combination of printer-ink-paper that the manufacturer provides. This is better than printing “blind” without a profile.
However, your unique printer will differ from an average and also change over time. Software updates and settings, ink and paper combinations will also affect the final print. Thus, it is highly recommended for concerning printers to regularly do a bespoke colour profiles of your prints.
How it is done
Contact me for profiles to print.
I will send you profile images and instructions on how to print them without colour correction.
You check that your printer and monitor is fully functional, and have correct settings before printing the profiles.
You print the colour profiles I send you, and then ship them to me in a secure way.
I will do advanced scanning of your printed papers. (We use the latest top technology, not older or mediocre equipment as some services use)
I will email you the custom made ICC paper profile, together with instructions.
You install it and improve your screen-to-print workflow.
High-end Custom made profiles
I am using the latest top-of-the-line spectrophotometer, scanning 2400 patches by hand twice. These patches requires four A4 papers to be printed (other paper sizes are also possible). The number of patches are selected for the best balance of smoothing and final accuracy. I will also check the color profile graph after profiling, as an extra safety measure.
1 profile: 480 SEK + VAT
2 profiles or more: 430 SEK + VAT per profile (save 50 SEK + VAT per profile)
Re-profiling: 50 SEK + VAT rebate on the above prices. (I recommend re-profiling every 6th month due to likely changes in printer hardware etc.)
Good custom made profiles
I am using the latest top-of-the-line spectrophotometer, scanning 600 patches by hand twice. These patches fits a single A4 paper. I will also check the color profile graph after profiling, as an extra safety measure.
280 SEK + VAT per profile.
* VAT is 25% in Sweden. It is payed by private persons inside EU. Companies outside Sweden and individuals outside EU don’t pay VAT.