All the paper companies seem to have ICC profiles for using their paper with current printers. But locatiing those profiles can take a bit of effort. So here is a list of some of the companies most frequently used.
I'm a true beginner when it comes to color management. If you have an ICC profile saved to your processing software (say NX2) do you convert to that color profile before doing any edits on your NEF, TIF, JPG file?
I think you are mixing up color space with paper profiles.
Color space is something you select for your camera and your post processing. It does impact the way you view color, and therefore how you edit. But it is possible to select a color space that cannot be viewed on your monitor. Normally your color space would be either sRGB or AdobeRGB. sRGB is the narrowest space and is suitable for the web and printing. AdobeRGB increases the colors and is a bit better for printing if you have a printer that can use the additional gamut. using SRGB is the easiest at first, but at some point you might choose to use Adobe RGB or other wide color spaces if you can use the extra data. A wide color space may also reduce banding.
If you are doing your own printing, you need to think about how your printer applies ink. Different printers have different ink sets, and therefore different combinations of inks to render colors in an image.
The ICC profiles in this post refer to paper profiles. Each paper has a different level of absorption when ink is applied, and paper may have a color tint. ICC profiles are used to tell your computer and printer how the paper will respond to ink, and therefore how much ink to apply.
Does anyone know if there is a downloadable ICC profile for Costco? I took my daughter's senior photo and need to print off a bunch of copies for her graduation cards and would like to softproof them if possible. Thanks.
I've been proofing with the ICC profiles for my lab and the color vibrancy of reds and greens completely falls off. Should I be compensating for that with extra color or does that mean that the lab's printer is unable to achieve those colors of output?
Sun 05-Oct-14 08:56 PM | edited Sun 05-Oct-14 08:57 PM by PSAGuy
Thanks...I am a bit of a "try-'em all" when it comes to paper. I just bought a pack of Premier 17 x22 paper and there are no profiles for ANY printers on their site. Not sure why. I printed a photo using the Epson paper profile and it turned out exceptionally nice. Still would like to find the right profile tho. Anybody use this paper ??