What are the ICC profiles?

An ICC profile (International Color Consortium) ensures uniform and comparable colour profiles. The ICC profile is device-independent and at Saal Digital, we work with ICC compliant colour management. Embed colour profiles in your files are recognised and considered during the printing or developing process.

ICC profiles available for download

Our ICC profile is intended exclusively for screen proofing in Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom. Under no circumstances should the profile be embedded in the file. There are separate ICC profiles for each material or finish. In the following table you will find the specifications as well as the corresponding download files.

 

 

ICC Profile Configuration Information

Soft proofing in Photoshop
Soft proofing in Lightroom

 

 

ICC profiles Color space Preserve CMYK Numbers Preserve RGB Numbers Rendering Intent Black Point Compensation Simulate Paper Color
Photobooks Photobook_glossy RGB - deactivate Relative colormetric activate deactivate
Photobook_matte RGB - deactivate Relative colormetric activate deactivate
Photobook_HighEnd_print_matte CMYK deactivate - Relative colormetric activate deactivate
Photobook_art_print CMYK deactivate - Perceptual activate deactivate
Photobooks Professional Line Acrylic glass CMYK deactivate - Perceptual activate deactivate
Photobook_glossy RGB - deactivate Relative colormetric activate deactivate
Photobook_matte RGB - deactivate Relative colormetric activate deactivate
Photobook_HighEnd_print_matte CMYK deactivate - Relative colormetric activate deactivate
Photobook_art_print CMYK deactivate - Perceptual activate deactivate
Photo prints and stickers SaalDigital_SoftProof_Fuji RGB - deactivate Relative colormetric activate activate
RetroPrints Paper_classic CMYK deactivate - Perceptual activate deactivate
Posters Poster_glossy RGB - deactivate Relative colormetric activate deactivate
Poster_matte RGB - deactivate Relative colormetric activate deactivate
Poster_silk RGB - deactivate Relative colormetric activate deactivate
FineArt posters and FineArt prints FineArt_Baryta RGB - deactivate Relative colormetric activate deactivate
FineArt_PhotoRag RGB - deactivate Relative colormetric activate deactivate
FineArt German Etching RGB - deactivate Relative colormetric activate deactivate
Monthly, birthday and table calendars Calendar photo paper glossy RGB - deactivate Relative colormetric activate deactivate
Calendar matte photo paper RGB - deactivate Relative colormetric activate deactivate
Calendar Portrait/Silk photo paper RGB - deactivate Relative colormetric activate deactivate
Calendars art print CMYK deactivate - Perceptual activate deactivate
Calendars six-colour printing CMYK deactivate - Perceptual activate deactivate
Cards, mini leporellos and business cards Paper_classic CMYK deactivate - Perceptual activate deactivate
Paper_pearl CMYK deactivate - Perceptual activate deactivate
Paper_structured CMYK deactivate - Perceptual activate deactivate
Photo booklets, photo flips, flyers SaalDigital_premium paper CMYK deactivate - Perceptual activate deactivate
Wall decors and photo plaques Acrylic glass CMYK deactivate - Perceptual activate deactivate
Metal Print CMYK deactivate - Perceptual activate deactivate
Brushed Metal Print CMYK deactivate - Relative colormetric activate deactivate
PVC foamboard CMYK deactivate - Perceptual activate deactivate
GalleryPrint CMYK deactivate - Perceptual activate deactivate
Photo canvas CMYK deactivate - Relative colormetric activate deactivate
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Easily manage the colours

Colour management

Saal Digital works with ICC-compatible colour management. No changes or unwished optimization will be done to your files.
In this way, the images will be printed exactly the way you want.

 In order to achieve the best printing result, we recommend calibrating your monitor.

Colour management set-up

Please make sure that there is enough light in the room. The brightness and colour temperature should be kept constant and reproducible if possible. Ideally, it should be a glare-free and shuttered room, not affected by the changing daylight.

Monitor set-up

  • Brightness: 90 - 120 cd/qm
  • Colour temperature: 5,000 Kelvin (D50)
  • Gamma value: 2.2

The monitor must be calibrated in order to display the right colours and brightness. 

Monitor calibration with colourimeter

Professional colour management on a high level is not possible without the right hardware. From about 200 €, there are plenty solutions possible. From some providers, you can get a colour measurement device with an additional software, with which you can create an ICC profile of your monitor. Such device can be a good alternative to a new and expensive monitor.

Advantages of colour management

The optimal print preview is realized with the help of your preset monitor and our color management - "What you see is what you get". Ideally, this combination works so well that you will almost notice no difference between the display on the monitor and the real photo product.

What can Saal Digital do for you?

Through repeated calibration everyday, we assures that the profiled machines work within a small tolerance. The condition of the photochemical process will be daily checked in order to compensate fluctuations, before the quality of the photos is affected.