Tri-Color Digital Imaging Services


Color Management

Color Management For optimized color results on photographic paper, please save all files in the sRGB color space.

Most professional cameras can capture in both sRGB or Adobe 1998.

Adobe 1998 is best suited for the ink sets used in our Giclée printers. Whereas our photographic printers use high quality RGB lasers which require sRGB input.

Monitors display color in the sRGB color space and monitor calibration is most important for color continuity between your studio and the lab. When calibrating your monitor, make sure the monitor's white point is set to 6500K (D65). The standard for press printing is 5000K, but this will not work in the photo industry. If not set correctly, images will "look fine" on your screen, but will actually be 1500 degrees off when sent to a properly calibrated system. This makes your images very difficult, if not impossible to balance.

We recommend the ColorEyes system by Integrated Color Corp.
Which is available through us.

Please use the following settings when calibrating your monitor:

  • Profile version : ICC v4
  • Profile Format: LUT Based, 16 Bit
  • Gamma: 2.2
    White Point Target:
  • 6500K
  • Luminance: 100cd/m2
    Black Point Target:
  • Rendering: Relative
  • Luminance: Minimum

Be very aware of color temperature and camera settings while photographing in
different lighting situations, (tungsten, shade, flash, fluorescent…etc).
If you use improper settings you will receive less than optimal results.

Tri Color’s standard policy will be to color correct all files submitted, unless
otherwise stated. If files are to be printed "as-is" you must indicate "No Color Correction" (NCC)
You will be responsible for the final color outcome.