ICC profiles are used for many aspects of the production process. For the best final printed results, you should use these settings when scanning and converting your images to CMYK. J.S. McCarthy supports the industry-standard GRACoL color settings, and our presses and proofers are calibrated using the G7 methodology. We are a certified G7 Master Printer and keep our equipment within official G7 specifications.
For links and more information about the GRACol printing standards, refer to the GRACol website. For those customers interested in doing their own scanning, digital photography, and proofing, JSM offers monitor profiling services as well as on-site production assistance. Depending on the equipment used, the combination of a calibrated monitor and the use of these color profiles in Photoshop can make for a very close on-screen soft proof.
Color Settings in Photoshop
This PDF contains information on installing color profiles and screen-shots of the color settings we recommend for use in Photoshop.
JSM Standard Color Profile
This profile is zip compressed and must be decompressed before use. The “Color Settings in Photoshop” PDF above has instructions for installing this profile on Mac and Windows machines.
GRACol Coated Paper Profile
Our coated profile is the same GRACoL coated profile distributed with the latest versions of Photoshop and the Adobe Creative Suite. It is available for download here if it did not come with your software. If you already have “Coated GRACoL 2006 (ISO 12647-2:2004)” in your color settings, you do not need to download it again.
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