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Management By Jim Raffel
need to be
understood and controlled.
W hen professionals in the
sector hear the term
many immediately think of the process
of creating custom International Color
Consortium (ICC) profiles. The entire
colour management process involves
much more than that, however,
including many variables that need
to be understood and controlled.
For most shops in the industry, the
goals of colour management include
matching colours between devices,
achieving accurate spot colours,
repeating the same job over time and
establishing a sufﬁciently wide gamut
to produce enough colours to satisfy
customers’ requirements. These goals,
which all relate to colour consistency,
can be reached through the following
1. Printer calibration.
2. Colour verification.
3. Process control.
With this process, it becomes easier
to create customized ICC profiles
that will continue to work well over
time—but the ease of the process
does not mean it is a simple one, as
there are many concepts that need to
be understood, proficiently managed
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