Complete Guide To Color ManagementSource: X-Rite, Inc.
Tired of Prints that don’t match your monitor? The fact is all your devices – scanners, digital cameras, monitors, and printers – reproduce colors differently. There are even differences in the way individual printers of the same model manage color. Many variables affect color, including your ink and paper type.Time to take control!
Color Management – is a way to set up your environment (called a workflow) to allow all these devices to speak the same language so you can get accurate and predictable results. The ultimate goal is to match the colors of the image displayed on your monitor with the ones produced by your printer.
We use Color Management software to create profiles for all your devices. A profile provides a description of each device’s color gamut – the range of reproducible color. You use these profiles in your workflow, and the result is an accurate translation from one device to the next, giving you consistent, predictable color.