March 31, 2007 Leave a comment
It is very difficult to control color without measuring it. This is why I would really never do any digital color reproduction without a spectrophotometer like the X-Rite i1. Here the i1 is on it’s scan table ready to can a line of ink on paper.
I basically build a profile anytime I see a color drift. By calibrating and or profiling I can account for drift. Devices tend to drift in their subjective reproduction of RGB and CMYK . It is also important to remember RGB and CMYK are just values devices use to produce a color. The colors those values produce is what a color manager is most interested in and the best way to get these values is with a color measuring instrument. More info can be found at X-Rite Photo.com