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Inside Photoshop® CS by Christian Verhoeven, Dave Huss, Gary Kubicek, Mara Zebest, Gary David Bouton

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Soft-Proofing, or Seeing Onscreen What an Image Will Look Like When It's Printed

Because Adobe's soft-proofing feature is driven by ICC profiles, it is a very good idea to collect ICC profiles for every device you use in your work and for every output device your work will be sent to. Getting your local commercial printers to give you an ICC profile for their press, let alone for their press using the exact paper and ink you want to use, is next to impossible. What is possible is to get ICC profiles for traditional hard-proofing materials, such as Matchprints. Most printers will set up their presses to produce results that match the color of an agreed-upon hard-proof. What is also possible is to obtain the ICC profiles of the wonderful new inkjet ...

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