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Can I get a soft proofing profile?

By |2018-04-27T08:50:59+10:00April 27th, 2018|Categories: |

This is for expert users only, contact Streets Imaging for a soft proofing profile for the paper type you are using. These profiles are solely for use in Photoshop/view/proof setup to give you an idea of any out of gamut colours that may occur in your image. They are for evaluation of an image only and are not to be used as a working space profile or unpredictable results will occur. This is not recommended for inexperienced users.

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Why RGB and not CMYK?

By |2018-04-27T08:51:03+10:00April 27th, 2018|Categories: |

Streets Imaging embraces RGB colour for all output devices for all digital printing. This is because Streets Imaging’s output is mostly to photographic paper which has yellow, magenta and cyan dyes which make up all of the colours visible in the photograph. This system is commonly referred to RGB since RedGreenBlue light sources are used to expose the paper regardless whether the sources are lamps, LEDs or lasers. Even though our inkjet printers use CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, blacK) inks, they are set up to receive RGB files so our workflow is consistent. Sending us files set up as CMYK will give unpredictable results.

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What monitor settings should I use?

By |2018-04-27T08:51:24+10:00April 27th, 2018|Categories: |

Monitors should be calibrated approximately every 6 months. The following settings are best used when calibrating your monitor for outputting to photographic print: White point: D55 (D50 is a little warm for photographic print) Luminance (Lux): 120K Gamma: sRGB When using a calibration device it’s best to use the automatic display control if that is an option. Always make sure you are editing in a well lit room with any automatic brightness features turned off. Dark spaces can trick your eyes into thinking your screen is brighter than it actually is. Please remember that a computer screen will not exactly match a photograph because of the different methods of generating the colours that are viewed. Computer screens emit light whereas the dyes in photographs absorb light and the paper base reflects light which is not absorbed. Consequently, it is important to view photographs under standard lighting conditions when trying to assess whether the colours match what was expected from the screen image.

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