Colour Management & Digital Workflow
As a professional lab, seamless workflow and specialist colour management are of key importance. As a family business, we are a friendly bunch and will gladly discuss your requirements and assist with your workflow needs. We have many ideas and suggestions from our years of digital experience.
Expertise, Care & Collaboration.
We invite you to experience a lab on a new level. If you wish to have more control over your images, you will need to learn more about colour management and ICC profiles. Digital photographic printing is 8bit in Frontier sRGB profile.
Printing on Fuji Frontier 570 and 375 digital printers we are able to offer the highest quality printing commercially available.
Colour management & ICC profiles:
Possibly the most important aspect of digital photography, yet the most misunderstood. We urge all photographers to focus on colour management as a priority as it is vital to producing quality images. If you are processing your own images, it is vital that you use a calibrated monitor combined with our ICC printer profile. Workflow entails the entire process that takes place after photography, file storage through to final print. Studio22 offers a full range of post-production services to produce professional prints.
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and request our profile, this is crucial for accurate printing. This profile is created for Studio22 Frontier printers. See more about colour management and ICC profiles below. (Frontier_S22_colorful.icc)
ICC (International Color Consortium) profiles allow the photographer to view images on his or her calibrated screen the way they will print on the selected printer. A colour profile combined with a calibrated screen is the answer to accurate colour correction. The profile must be used in the current working space or viewed as a “Soft Proof”.
How to install our Frontier profile (WINDOWS).
Profiles only work in software like Photoshop. Once you have received the profile, right click and select ‘install profile’. Open Photoshop, select <edit>, then <color settings>, tick, ‘advanced mode’.
Under ‘Working Spaces’ in <RGB>, select the Frontier profile from the drop-down menu. If you have an image open in Photoshop, you will see the change take place. Please use a calibrated monitor to ensure your screen is set to an international standard – calibration settings will vary according to your screen make, quality and type.
There are numerous calibration products on the market, ‘Spyder’ by ColorVision, Huey, i1 Display and ColorMunki by X-Rite as well as variations of these models.