Why calibrate your monitor?
A profiled monitor allows you to more accurately soft proof your images. Soft proofing is a special preview feature in Adobe® Photoshop® and InDesign® 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 better predict how your images will look in print.
Monitors drift with usage and time so we recommend monthly re-calibrations to ensure an accurate display.
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 files ready for printing in CMYK, please double-check that you meet all the print requirements:
Print requirements: Send 5 photos
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