Easily manage the colours

Saal Digital uses an ICC-compatible colour management system. Colour profiles, which are embedded in your files, will be recognised and taken into consideration during production. We will never make changes to your files or carry out any unnecessary optimisation. That way we can assure that your files will be processed exactly according to your requirements.

Important: Calibrate your monitor and disable image enhancement if it is enabled.

The optimal preconditions for your Photo Prints
Only by calibrating and profiling your monitor can you get the best colours. You can already see the result on your monitor.

What advantage does colour management have?

An optimal print preview is achieved with the help of your preset monitor and our colour management - "What you see is what you get". In an ideal world, this combination works so well that you notice almost no difference between the display on the monitor and the real photo product.

But that is only possible if all the standards are met in the image reproduction process.

What can Saal Digital do for you? 

  • Through repeated calibration everyday, we assure that the profiled machines work within a small tolerance.
  • The condition of the photochemical process are checked daily in order to compensate fluctuations before the quality of the photos is affected.
  • We have an ICC profile ready for each type of paper we provide.
  • Application of a colour management software, which can read the embedded colour profiles and convert the image data for the right colour reproduction on our machines. For files without embedded profiles, sRGB will be applied as the standard colour space.

Attention: Please always send us files in JPG format instead of TIFF so that the colour profiles can be correctly recognised!

What do you need to do? 

Please make sure that there is enough light in the room. The brightness and colour temperature should be kept constant and reproducible if possible. Ideally, it should be a glare-free and shuttered room, not affected by the changing daylight.

The correct preset of the monitor is the most important precondition of the colour management:

  • The brightness of the monitor should lie between 90 and
    120 cd/qm
  • The colour temperature must be set at 5.000 Kelvin (D50).
  • The monitor gamma should be adjusted to 2.2.

The monitor must be calibrated in order to display the right colour and brightness.

Monitor calibration with colourmeter 
Professional colour management on a high level is not possible without the right hardware. For about £200, there are plenty solutions available. From some providers, you can get a colour measurement device with an additional software, with which you can create an ICC profile of your monitor. Such device can be a good alternative to a new and expensive monitor.

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