As a service provider I find it scary that other service providers are
recommending people adapt their monitor to suit the providers "look".
What should be happening is that providers utilise a fully colour managed
workflow and it's up to the customer to ensure that their monitors are
calibrated to ICC standards.
When both of these things are happening correctly producing consistent and
accurate colour is a breeze. It's save time, money and heartache for
Providers can distribute their printer profiles so clients can soft proof
prior to printing.
I know there are different limitations with different systems but as
customers you should be pressuring your providers to supply a service where
colour is consistent and accurate. This is difficult to do if they are not
following an ICC compliant workflow. When you question them about it what do
they say? Are they familiar with colour management issues in digital
printing or are they just flying by the seat of their pants?
As customers what are people thoughts on monitor calibration? Do people
understand it? Is it deemed to expensive to do? What value do you place on
good quality prints?....
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