Yesterday we spent a very enjoyable day down at LCE Southampton
It’s always good getting out and about and talking to people face to face. It’s something we enjoy, and without wanting to boast, it’s something we’re very good at. We had a great time talking to you all, and we hope you enjoyed our seminar session in the evening.
As ever though, there was one query that stood out above all others:
“My images look great on screen, but don’t look anything like it when printing out” – or in other words; how can I get my printouts to match my screen?
The answer is calibration – a calibration of both a monitor and printer to be precise.
The device capable of performing both is called the ColorMunki Photo from X-Rite.
Whereas other calibrators will just take care of your screen or projector, the ColorMunki Photo will do your screen as well as any printer(s) you have connected to your laptop, Mac or PC.
Essentially it does the same thing to both devices; namely getting them to display or printout a series of colours for it to measure, compare to what the colour should be and create a profile to compensate for the difference.
Once these profiles are saved and applied to your machine you can start printing with peace of mind what you see on screen is what you’ll see coming out of the printer.
Calibrate your screen once a month and profile your printer for any paper/ink combinations and you’re good to go.
You can learn more about ColorMunki Photo here.