STEP 3 – COLOUR MATCHING AND ARTWORK PROOFING
Essentially, we need to check and adjust the colour within the scanned or supplied file. We fine tune and tweak colours until a colour match is complete, using the best scanning targets, software and monitors to display and generate our ICC profiles. Most of the time we do this while we have the original artwork with us, so we have a direct reference when adjusting and matching the colours. There are actually 3 steps within this process of colour matching:
- Application of colour targets.
- Test strip printed and matched to the original. This is produced on the paper stock/material you have chosen for your fine art print. That way there’s no surprises, you will see first hand the colours and finish to expect in the final product.
- Multiple test strips printed plus artists proof for approval.
This is an important stage and sometimes a lengthy part of the process, however we have a colour correction option to fit every budget.