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- Generic ICC Profiles available in our ICC Profile Library
Color Management Education & ICC Profiling Service
Booksmart Studio is among the leaders in providing custom ICC profiles and canned (generic) profiles for fine art papers available to artists & photographers. Through an agreement with X-Rite we are able to provide these ICC profiles with a subscription plan or free to our customers as a starting point for your digital workflow. Those who are serious about digital printmaking understand the value of a true color managed digital workflow. That being said, they should also understand the importance of creating custom ICC profiles. Booksmart Studio can help in one of three ways; first by providing you with equipment from X-Rite, second by educating you on creating your color managed workflow through either workshops or consulting, and finally by allowing Booksmart Studio to create your custom ICC profiles for you. Whatever you determine our role can be in your digital printing success, we are ready to support your needs. Booksmart Studio currently creates the generic ICC profiles for these leading paper manufacturers, these are the profiles you download from their websites: Bergger, BF Inkjet Media, Canson Infinity, Innova, Magiclée Intelicoat, & Museo Fine Art papers.
ICC profiles are an essential part of any digital workflow and we are here to assist you as one of the industry leaders for supplying fine art paper ICC profiles.
Generic Vs. Custom ICC Profiles
How can we help?
Please look at our PDFs in the ICC Profile section for some basic guides for working with our ICC Profiles, or the process for creating custom ICC Profiles. In our tutorial section we also have more information on color managed workflows. Michael Dear, from Rochester Institute of Technology, created a great tutorial for learning about color management and you can find it on our site in the ICC Profile section. Feel free to post questions on our forum about color management, as we are constantly monitoring and helping our community with answers.
Our canned profiles are available for a minimal charge on our on-line store. A comprehensive media setting guide can be found under the canned profile section page. Please look at our PDFs for any general questions you may have pertaining to working with ICC Profiles.
If you have problems downloading our ICC Profiles, and code appears in your browser when you click download, follow these instructions to resolve the problem. Certain browsers will display a lot of text or code when you click download, when you see this text, just select File (from the menu at the top of your browser) and Save (to save the file to your desktop). This is not a virus, the text is just the raw file information being displayed in your browser window. Next, find the file on your desktop and if a .txt has been added to the end of the file name, remove it. You will then be left with the proper file. Finally, double-click the file to Unstuff or Unzip it. Once this is done you can install it like any other profile. If you are unsure how to install your profile, please download our "Utilizing ICC Profiles" PDF.
Custom ICC Profiles
We take great pride in our custom ICC Profile service which is why we have been chosen by several paper manufacturers to provide them with canned profiles. Being among the industry leaders in providing generic ICC Profiles to the end user, it is extremely important to emphasize that these are merely a starting point. For a true and complete digital workflow, one will need custom ICC Profiles to ensure the accuracy of their printer, ink, & substrate combination. Not to mention that each digital and printing workflow that is employed will tend to contain its own little quirks or personalities. At Booksmart Studio we understand this and work with you to tailor the system to your specific needs, instead of trying to change the way you work.
Our ICC Profile service has a standard turn-around time of 72 hours (from the time we receive your targets), however rush service is also available. We can create ICC Profiles for RGB, CMYK, or Hexachrome workflows. Please inquire about quantity discounts. You can read more in our Custom ICC Profile page.