Proofs & ICC Colour Profile

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1) Why doesn’t Adobe Lightroom show some ICC colour profiles?

Adobe Lightroom can only access ICC colour profiles that are in the RGB colour space. This includes all colour profiles created for photographic prints. Colour profiles for giclee prints (Fine Art Inkjet or direct prints), are created in the CMYK colour space. These cannot be used in Adobe Lightroom. However, you can use Adobe Photoshop for soft proofs, as it supports both RGB and CMYK colour profiles.

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2) Does WhiteWall offer colour management (ICC colour profiles)?

Yes, for most products, we offer ICC colour profiles for softproofing. You can find them linked near the bottom of the product page. Please note the aforementioned limitations of CMYK colour profiles if you use Adobe Lightroom.

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3) How can I calibrate my monitor?

In specialty shops, there are various devices for this available that measure the brightness and colour display of your monitor, in order to create a colour profile for your monitor. You can then use this to make sure your monitor has a calibrated display. A prerequisite for this is also using a graphic monitor capable of this.

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4) How do I embed an ICC profile?

ICC profiles not created for individual programs, but for each operating system. Proceed as follows, depending on your operating system:

First, download the ICC profile (file will have a .icc extension).

Installation on macOS: Manually copy the .icc file into the folder:
MacintoshHD:/Library/ColorSync/Profiles

Installation on Windows 7, 8, or 10: Right click on the .icc file and select “Install profile”. The file will automatically be copied to C:/windows/system32/drivers/color

WhiteWall printing technique & material ICC profile
Fujicolor Crystal Archive DP II (220g/m²), velvet

Original photo print with Durst Lambda exposure system

ICC profile Fuji Archive velvet

Fujicolor Crystal Archive DP II (220g/m²), matte/glossy 

Original photo print with Durst Lambda exposure system

ICC profile Fuji Archive matte/glossy

Fuji Silk

Original photo print with Durst Lambda exposure system

ICC Profile Lambda print on Fuji Crystal DP II

ultraHD on Fujicolor Crystal Archive DP Maxima (247m/m2), glossy

ultraHD on Fujicolor Crystal Archive DP Maxima (247m/m2), glossy

ICC Profile ultraHD on Fujicolor Crystal Archive DP Maxima

Metallic ultraHD Photo Print

ultraHD on Fujicolor Crystal Archive Pearl, glossy

Perfil ICC Metallic ultraHD Photo Print

Fuji Flex

Original photo print with Océ Lightjet exposure system

ICC Profile LightJet print on Fuji Flex high gloss

Kodak Pro Ultra Endura (250g/m²), matte/glossy

Original photo print with Océ Lightjet exposure system

ICC profile Kodak Ultra Endura matte/glossy

Ilford B/W Paper

Photographic print with Océ Lightjet exposure system

Please use the black-and-white standard profile Gray Gamma 2.2.

Ilford Baryta Paper

Photographic print with Océ Lightjet exposure system

Please use the black-and-white standard profile Gray Gamma 2.2.

Foto Print UV Fine Art(135g/m²), matt

UV Art Print

ICC Profile UV Fine Art

Hahnemühle “William Turner” mould paper (310g/m²), matt

Epson UltraChrome Pro, SC-P20000

ICC profile Hahnemühle Mould Paper

Hahnemühle FineArt Pearl (285g/m²), pearlescent

Premium K3 Art Pigment Print with Epson Pro 11880

ICC profile Hahnemühle FineArt Pearl

Hahnemühle Photo-Rag (308g/m²), matt

Epson UltraChrome Pro, SC-P20000

ICC Profile Hahnemühle Fine Art

Hahnemühle Torchon (285g/m²), matte

Epson UltraChrome Pro, SC-P20000

ICC Profile Hahnemühle Fine Art Torchon

Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta (325g/m²), glossy

Epson UltraChrome Pro, SC-P20000

ICC Profile FineArt Baryta

Canvas glossy

UV Fine Art Print

ICC profile UV Art Print canvas

Canvas matte

UV Fine Art Print

ICC profile UV Art Print canvas

Textile print, glossy

thermal sublimation

ICC Profile Textile print

Direct print on aluminum Dibond

UV Art Print

ICC profile UV Art Print Aluminum

Direct print behind acrylic glass

UV Art Print

ICC profile UV Art Print Acrylic Glass

Direct print on Forex

UV Art Print

ICC Profile Direct print on Forex

Direct print on brushed aluminium

UV Art Print

ICC Profile Direct print on brushed aluminum

Premium Digital Print - Softcover glossy

Premium Inkjet Print

ICC Profile Premium Digital Print - Softcover glossy
Premium Digital Print - Softcover SoftTouch

Premium Inkjet Print

ICC Profile Premium Digital Print - Softcover SoftTouch
Premium Digital Print - Hardcover glossy

Premium Inkjet Print

ICC Profile Premium Digital Print - Hardcover glossy
Premium Digital Print - Hardcover SoftTouch

Premium Inkjet Print

ICC Profile Premium Digital Print - Hardcover SoftTouch
Premium Digital Print - Standard Paper

Premium Inkjet Print

ICC Profile Premium Digital Print - Standard Paper
Premium Digital Print - Premium silk matte paper

Premium Inkjet Print

ICC Profile Premium Digital Print - Premium silk matte paper
Premium Digital Print - High gloss finish

Premium Inkjet Print

ICC Profile Premium Digital Print - High gloss finish
Premium Digital Print - matte photo paper

Premium Inkjet Print

ICC Profile Premium Digital Print - matte photo paper
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5) How does soft proofing work?

A soft proof simulates the results of the printing or developing process. This takes the printing or exposure method into account as well as the medium on which your picture will be produced. That means, for example, the white tone of a Fine Art paper or the maximum possible colour space of a photo paper will be simulated. In this way, you can judge the effect of your photograph in advance and make targeted adjustments. It is important, however, to use a calibrated monitor for this.

Soft proofing with Adobe Photoshop:

  1. Open Adobe Photoshop
  2. Open the file you want to simulate
  3. Menu > View > Proof Setup > Custom
  4. Under “Device To Simulate”, select the profile
  5. Do not select "Preserve RGB values"
  6. Rendering intent: "Relative Colorimetric" with “Black Point Compensation”
  7. Optional: "Simulate Paper Colour"
  8. Click OK to confirm
  9. Check your colour profile in fullscreen mode against a gray background

The soft proof is now active for the open image. You can switch it on and off with the keyboard shortcut CTRL + Y.
Additionally, it can be helpful to show the gamut warning (SHIFT + CTRL + Y).  These marks the out-of-gamut colours for the intended print paper. This makes it possible to optimize larger colour spaces to the gamut of specific output devices. In Adobe Lightroom, you can use the following softproofing method:

  1. Open Adobe Lightroom
  2. Switch into the Develop module
  3. Beneath the displayed photo, check the soft proof box to activate it.
  4. In the toolbar on the right-hand side, you will see the soft proof settings
  5. Under Profile, you can select from all the profiles installed on your computer and activate the simulation. Note that Adobe Lightroom can only show RGB profiles. CMYK profiles will not be shown.
  6. In the histogram in the top right, you can activate the gamut warning for the selected profile. Lightroom will mark the colours that cannot be optimally reproduced in red. This way, you can make precise adjustments.
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6) What printing processes does WhiteWall use?

In addition to various giclee printing processes, we also use traditional exposure and chemical development. Depending on the product and medium, different processes are used. We do direct prints on rigid mediums (Forex foam core, Dibond, Wood) using state-of-the-art UV pigments with large flatbed printers. For prints on Hahnemühle papers, we use a high-quality Fine Art printer from Epson. Canvases are made with a latex printing system. Digital print Photo Books and Photo Calendars used a very detailed Injket print.

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