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Why you should synchronize your color management

Spectraflow East can help you to ensure that all aspects of your color management workflow integrates seamlessly with all your devices and software. We can discuss how the color workflow can be integrated with your workgroups and service providers, how software and hardware can be configured for integration into the color management system, and at what level color management can be implemented.

1- Calibrate and profile your monitor

The default color settings are not always sufficient for most users, especially if your color reproduction is critical. There are many monitors available on the market, ranging from a few hundred dollars to more expensive devices. However not all electronic devices are created equally and some hold their value better than others.

When you calibrate a monitor, you are adjusting it so it conforms to a known specification. Once your monitor is calibrated, the profiling utility lets you save a color profile. The profile describes the color behavior of the monitor—what colors can or cannot be displayed on the monitor and how the numeric color values in an image must be converted so that colors are displayed accurately.

Spectraflow East strongly recommends to use EIZO Monitors. They're the only company solely dedicated to the design and development of computer monitors, engineered and created exactly to the demanding requirements of the professional user across various fields.

Each monitor comes with a 5-year warranty, free Color Matching Software, self calibrating, wide color spectrum range for faithful color reproduction, in-house optical bonding and even screen brightness & color, excellent smooth gradation for photo data to display color shading and to create a sense of depth.

2- Set up color management in Adobe applications.

Next step, if you are working with Adobe Suite, is to ensure you are using the right color spaces and profiles.

Color settings are synchronized via Bridge.

The color management system uses profiles to know how a device produces color and what the actual colors in a document are. Device profiles are often installed when a device is added to your system. You can also use third-party software and hardware to create more accurate profiles for specific devices and conditions. If your document will be commercially printed, contact us to determine the profile for the printing device or press condition.

The default color settings are not always sufficient for most users. You can change the color settings by doing one of the following:

  • If you use multiple Adobe applications, use Adobe® Bridge to choose a standard color management configuration and synchronize color settings across applications before working with documents.

  • If you use only one Adobe application, or if you want to customize advanced color management options, you can change color settings for a specific application.

Setting up your color management will determine which color working spaces are used by the application, what happens when you open and import files with embedded profiles, and how the color management system converts colors.

Each working space is designed to encompass a specific range of color values, the color range or gamut "gamut" is often relative to image sources or image destinations. It's important to select the correct working space and workflows to be tested carefully.

Spectraflow East has a team of skilled color management certified specialists who can easily help you navigate the color world and provide you with the most suitable environment.

Email us or call us (646) 558-3605, and our sales and tech team will be happy to answer any of your questions!

The Spectraflow East team

References: Keeping colors consistent by Adobe

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