Daily frustration over color issues when printing your work doesn’t have to come with the job. We can fix your color problems. We won’t tell you how to take your pictures, but we can tell you how to get the highest possible quality image from your files. Whatever the final output, RGB or CMYK, we provide solutions that fit your environment.
We can provide information and solutions for:
Color Spaces – It can be difficult to know when you should convert your files to CMYK or L*a*b* or if you should leave it in the native RGB. We can look at your workflow and help you determine which color spaces are going to be most consistent through your creative to printing process.
Monitors and Monitor Calibration – We help ensure you have accurate profiling and let you know how often you should calibrate. We make sure your Soft Proofing process is consistent with the final output and can help you with color temperature and gamma.
Cameras and Scanners – Cameras and Scanners: Most color problems come from improper calibration, profiling and workflow set-up. We work with your on your specific situation to ensure your equipment is properly calibrated with the correct color profiles and that the color is consistent throughout your workflow.
Image Processing – Developing Raw files, 8 bit verses 16 bit and which Color Spaces/Profiles and when?
Applications – Your job is to know the how to work within the applications to get a great finished product. Our job is to know the correct color settings for each application you use. Evaluating your settings is all part of the service we offer to help you get consistent color throughout your creative process.
Inkjet Printing – Whether you are doing fine art or photographic printing, Alder can help you get great consistent color with your inkjet printers. Alder can make custom profiles, install and train on RIPs. We offer services to check the accuracy of your printer each month. Your printing process will become less guesswork and a little more science with consistent, accurate color.
Soft Proofing – Nothing is more frustrating than working with a nice, rich maroon on screen and having it print as a muddy brown. A good, well calibrated workflow can help you create very accurate soft proofs. We will help make sure your particular monitor matches the output of your particular printer. This saves you a good deal of time and money on wasted ink and materials.