Commercial Prints from Digital Files Part 1

This tutorial explains a way to prepare digital files for upload to a commercial printer. Although it is created with a particular lab in mind, the process would be the same for any on-line lab.

Using Paper Profile

When working with many labs, sRGB colour profile will give you an adequate result. If you  want more control of your print quality, use the profile for the paper that the lab will use. These profiles are usually downloadable from the lab’s web site and all you need to do is to find the profile and download it. Then double-click the file to install it. The profile will then appear with your other paper profiles when you use the “convert to profile” option in PhotoShop.

For DS Colour Labs, the paper profiles are at http://www.dscolourlabs.co.uk/tech_support.cfm
All the technical support is on the FAQ page.

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