Color profiles for art prints

hello there

considering to join the cool service hopefully to get my fine photography works (limited editions) sold hence the question:

some premium gear vendors are mentioned, but what about the color profiles - in other words how will I ensure the precise colors I see on my well-calibrated display will be faithfully reproduced on your fine printing machines?

also, is there a way to have the test printed (strap or small size, for money), make some corrections / choose the best paper and sell after?

Thanks!
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  • Derek (Official Rep) April 02, 2012 06:16
    Hi breakphreak,

    Thank you for your question, and please see our Guidelines for color correcting your images

    As for test prints, we absolutely recommend ordering them to test the quality of our prints before offering them to your customers, and we provide test prints at cost to our sellers - please see this article for instructions.

    One last thing here - please do note that we've disabled limited editions until further notice - please see this thread on the subject if you have any questions there.

    Kind regards,
    Derek
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  • Hello Derek

    As about the color correction - the ICC profiles of the specific printer are crucial for fine art prints (we both probably know that each printing device has its unique fingerprint). When I am preparing something for the exhibition, local labs usually share the ICC, hence I come prepared. Probably it can be a service for an additional fee one day.

    As about the limited edition - well, it's a bit sad it is not supported (anymore?). Considering all the limitations, it is very valuable function for photographers that sell in a very limited quantities (say 5-10 prints of each work total).

    Good to know that you have the prints provided at cost for testing. However, I couldn't get if the subsequent prints are guaranteed to be printed on the device of the very same type (to ensure the most faithful reproduction).

    Thanks a lot for all your keen answers, I guess I've got lots of info to consider.
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  • Derek (Official Rep) April 02, 2012 18:47
    Hi breakphreak,

    Thank you for the extra explanation - I understand the scenario and your questions here. Please note that the article at the link provided above explains that

    "Fotomoto uses multiple fulfillment partners using multiple printers to fulfill orders, so we only suggest that you proof using sRGB or Adobe RGB (1998) ICC profiles."


    As for limited edition, we know that this is a valuable feature of our service for many photographers, and we plan to offer it again in the future. You may want to follow this thread for updates on the situation.

    I hope that helps and kind regards,
    Derek
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