Get the correct results every time you print!
If you follow the manufacturer’s advice your monitor should be calibrated once every 6 months! You should have it done at least once every 12 months. With that sort of frequency we encourage you to invest in your own calibration equipment. To get you started Streets Imaging offers a calibration service.
We will not only calibrate your screen but teach you how to calibrate, as well as educate you on environmental effects on calibration. Never missing an opportunity to add value, we will also advise you on anything we see that will make your life easier or that could improve your business. Years of experience working as and working with photographers has given us plenty to talk about.
A Streets Imaging calibration service will get your colour accurate, and give you an educational experience for doing your own calibrations. A one-on-one consulting appointment where the sky is the limit in terms of return on your investment. Call us at the lab to make a booking.
Or if you want to calibrate yourself…
We have a range of X-Rite colour management products and devices available for purchase through our Streets Online Ordering Software.
Or have a look at some of the following links in our FAQs:
Check your Sample pack colour patch against your screen…
In your sample pack is a picture of Shirley. Shirley also has some colour patches and greyscale steps around her. Download electronic version of Shirley and open in photoshop. You can now check one of our prints against your monitor to see if you are in the same ball park.
This is a good time to note the lack of contrast between the brighter patches in the greyscale steps and the lack of contrast between the darker patches in the greyscale steps. We recommend putting an eyedropper over your image’s highlights and lo-lights to check your RGB values. You won’t see too much detail in areas with RGB values of 240 and over or in areas with RGB values of 15 and under. Book in for a calibration to learn more hints and tips like this.