With the digital age we are in, we are constantly looking at photographs on screens. While computers and the internet make sharing our photographs much easier, it also means no one is seeing the exact same thing as you are on your screen. The brightness and colors can range from monitor to monitor, which can also completely throw off your print matching. Usually monitors right out of the box are too bright and have a default color profile, which can be fixed with calibrators. And then there are the Ferraris of monitors that have their own calibration system built in! Properly profiling and calibrating your monitors will give you reduce editing time and a more realistic no-surprises representation of final print.
At the office we go the extra step and have our printers calibrated to our monitors, so what you see is what you get! If you ever want to view your images on our screens before we print we are happy to set up a time for you to do that or if you are not local we can send you test prints to see what we see.
Things we DO recommend:
- Eizo monitors
- NEC monitors (spectra view series)
- Spyder calibration systems
- i1 Display Pro Calibration
- calibrating your screen monthly
Things we do NOT recommend:
- editing on a laptop
- editing on an iMac
- keeping your brightness to your screen turned up too high