Steps To Perfect Color
1. Calibrate your monitor
Monitor calibration is the foundation on which color management is based.
We highly recommend calibrating your monitor. Here at Artsy we use the X-Rite i1Display Pro and set the white point to 6000 Kelvin and 2.2 Gamma. Remember, these are only recommendations, but keep in mind lighting can play a key factor in color management. ?
2. Think sRGB All files being submitted through our ROES ordering software should be in sRGB format. Any other format can be improperly interpreted by our printing equipment and create a less desirable and unacceptable result.
3. Download and Soft Proof with our ICC Profiles.
-To ensure what you submit is what we print, please look for the product you’re planning to order from the list below. Click to download the corresponding ICC profile and instructions. Then follow the step-by-step instructions to guarantee the color management is *spot on!* Please note to only use the ICC profiles for soft proofing. All files should remain in sRGB when submitted, do not embed ICC Profiles. - If you prefer to not download our ICC Profiles, we strongly recommend for you to consider allowing our ah-mazing and highly trained color experts to color correct your order. This option is available in our ordering software.
*Our Canvas and Press profiles can only be soft proofed within Photo Shop since they are CMYK profiles. They will not be visible in Light Room. If you have a non calibrated monitor and add our profiles, it will not help your color. Please make sure you are using a calibrated monitor :)
Please, Upload files that are sized to the largest intended print size you plan on ordering. EXAMPLE: If your image file size is 5x7, do not order a 20x30. Also, make sure your resolution is set at 300 PPI.
Tip for true Black & White Prints:
If you desire a true black and white print, make certain it's black and white in your editing program. You can do this by checking your color saturation levels. Please note, any saturation that is left will result with tonality, such as green, blue, red or yellow cast.
Quotes of Color
"I LOVE my canvases from Artsy. It truly is PERFECTION. From the construction to the perfect colors… every single time I order. I would never consider giving my clients any other canvas."
Jennifer Tonetti Spellman
Laura K. Moore Photography
Jared Rey Photography
Amy Bourne Photography
What Is G7 Exactly?
G7 is a set of international standards for calibrating print machinery and proofing systems to a common visual neutral grayscale appearance. The G7 methodology uses the grayscale balance as the driving force for achieving visual similarity and excellence across all print processes and therefore letting us as a printer stay consistent and optimal across all product lines.
Why Should I Print With A G7 Certified Lab?
The G7 certification is the most sought-after recognition in the printing industry and signifies that the company you are working with has successfully proven themselves capable of providing the highest quality and most consistent printing processes.
Who Qualifies A Lab To Be G7 Certified?
The G7 program is managed by a not-for-profit global association of leading print and electronic media service providers, named IDEAlliance.