Everyone knows that human vision is affected by the surrounding environment. Light, wall color, furniture and clothing, etc. will all affect the color we see on the monitor or printed sheet.
Therefore, first, the establishment of a professional color management process should first establish a neutral gray environment and standardize the light source. The ICC Association regards the D50 light source as the standard light source for the printing industry. Second, you should have a good understanding of the equipment in the color management process. Each device has its own parameters, which change with time and temperature. For example, a laser printer needs to warm up before it can print stable colors. Even changing the ink cartridges will affect the final output. As the cathode tube of the display ages, the range of colors displayed will also change.
Before the first step, we need to perform a color check to confirm the age and condition of each device, and measure the light conditions of each studio. A report is then summarized, which should emphasize the changes that need to be made and outline the suitability of color management.
By describing the characteristics of the hardware, we can create a feature file for each device during the creation process. That is, the process of using a colorimeter or spectrophotometer to create an ICC profile for each device is also color characterization. The ICC profile created must be managed to avoid operator confusion. In fact, the file management process should be expanded to manage the new files created in the color matching process in time, and clearly identify each file.
Successful color management also requires adequate training of operators and production personnel, which is exactly the role of the core program. It is possible to use these profile files at each stage of the entire process to transfer colors correctly.