Why should you calibrate your monitor?
A calibrated monitor allows you accurately soft proof your images. Soft proofing is a special preview feature in Photoshop and Lightroom that allows you to see on your monitor how your images will print on a particular device. With a color-managed workflow including Blurb’s ICC profile, you’ll be able to predict how your images will look in print.
Install the Blurb ICC profile
Color management works its digital magic by converting from one color space into another, while trying to preserve the closest possible color match. This requires an accurate description of the source color space and the destination color space. This description is known as an ICC profile.
Below are steps for installing the profile on a Mac or PC.
Installing the Blurb ICC Profile on Mac OS X
Installing the Blurb ICC Profile on Windows
Finally, when you have prepared your file ready for printing in CMYK, please double-check that you meet all the requirements:
Print requirements: Send 1 photo
When you meet all these requirements, please click the button below to submit your file. If your file does not meet these requirements, we can’t print it. That’s why it’s important to double-check before you submit.
Please do not submit files that don’t meet the exact requirements!!!
✅ If you have followed the info and double-checked that everything is correct before sending, this is what happens next: Once the print issue is ready, you can find it on our website in the “Buy Magazines” section. There, you’ll see your name, a free digital preview, and a 20% discount of the print issue.
You will not get an update email when the print has been published, simply see our website. Your name will be under the published print issue.
✅ By submitting your file you guarantee that you have double-checked everything and our graphic designers can start printing.
Warning: If you submit a file that has not been prepared for print, our graphic designers will delete it. Please don’t do this. Our graphic designers are freelancers, and we pay them per submitted photo. Even if your photo is deleted, we still have to pay for it. That’s why it’s important that you double-check everything before you submit your file. We trust you. If you are not 100% sure what you’re doing, please select Option B.