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    Painter's Color Management?

    Hi,

    Can someone with hands on tell me what is the best setting ( most accurate from a display to press) for a colored illustration
    that is to be sent to press on a coated paper direct from Painter X.

    Unfortunately I do not have access to PS at this time and the image was all painted in Painter.......

    Thanks in advanced,
    Rodney
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    You would need to know what color profile your printer would handle.
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    Thanks. Unfortunately the studio that is the in between said they only have the
    dimensions, cuts and bleed at the moment and I really don't want to wait to handle
    some of the corrections to the piece. So I'm thinking how the generic settings
    switched on, on both the display and separations would handle it....

    Because their are always going to have to be color corrections to anything that
    goes out to press, I just don't want to lose to much when I do get the correct profiles...
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    That's kinda weird. A print shop should tell you what color management profile they want the image in. ie Adobe 1998 or sRGB
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    It will be in an eps file format saved for separations in CMYK but the type of
    press it will go through is undetermined at this point due to not knowing what
    the print run will be yet. The printer will let them know, when they let the printer
    know, then I'll know That's why I really don't want to wait til the last minute.
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    In the USA, If it is a high print run (over 20,000 units) it would most likely be "SWOP" -- if it is a short print run then it will be "Sheetfed"... typically these days most stuff is printed on glossy stock (except newpapers and the like).

    So the most likely settings would be as you see them in the attachment... of course this assumes you also have a properly calibrated monitor that can display the full range of Adobe RGB 1998 for soft proofing. These are generic settings and will not be absolutely press accurate, but often you do not have the luxury of having a press profile (since the client often shops the printers for the best price at the time of printing).

    Best,
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    Hey thanks Jason, this is exactly what I was looking for and it should
    work well. The illustration was done on a pressview (a LaCie 324i) monitor.

    Thanks again,
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