Ever notice that some scans have greys that are a bit warm, or yellows are a bit orange? Scanner calibration is key to getting the most out of any scanner, and allows proper digitization of any physical image.
Our scanner profiling charts will calibrate scanners correctly, and this guide is the first step to getting professional results from any scanner!
A RIP (Raster Image Processor) is the software that allows your printer to print in CMYK and the CMYK expanded colors by communicating directly to your printer using a language called PostScript. This bypasses the standard print driver of your printer, giving you a higher quality print.
Since RIPs support color measurement devices, you'll be able to accurately produce color through calibration and profiling of your printer. Additionally, each RIP offers unique tools that allow you to expand on your inkjet printer's capability.
Computer screens show color by projecting combinations of red, green, and blue (RGB) while printers create color by printing inks onto paper in combinations of cyan, magenta, yellow and black (CMYK).
To achieve a color match from your monitor to your printer the monitor and printer must both be calibrated and profiled. Profiling your printer allows a color management system to correctly translate colors to your paper.
Ever notice that the colors on one computer screen never seem to look quite the same on another one? Computer monitor calibration and profiling is key to previewing documents correctly and the first step to getting professional results for photographers, designers, prepress, and printing professionals.