Monitor Calibration Guide

Monitor Calibration is needed because all digital color devices reproduce color differently. The monitor that you are working on at home may not match the Monitor that your digital imaging lab are using for professional color correction. In order for our customers to receive back good quality and accurate color corrected Prints. We will work together as a team in getting the Studio monitors to match the Lab’s monitors.

United Promotions has created a Monitor Calibration kit for the Studio and the Photographer. This kit contains a CD, one 8x10 photo and instructions on calibrating Your monitor. If you will be using Adobe PhotoShop. There are a few steps that need to be taken.

Before we begin Open Photoshop

  • To the Edit “ color settings “ settings needs to set on Custom, under working spaces change this to SRGB IE 61966-21, All other settings should match the diagram A below.
  • Go to view “ Proof setup “ Custom “ Change setup to customize the settings in Diagram B below change your profile to SRGB IE 619966-21 change and the intent to Perceptual click OK.
Diagram A
Diagram B

Load the CD. Copy the folder onto your hard drive you are ready to start your calibration. You will need to set the light in the room to low light. Make sure that there is no light glaring on the monitor like a window with sun light coming in. Open the Image [ Portra160.jpg ] in your photo editing software like Adobe Photoshop. Most monitors typically include user controls for adjusting your white point. This is usually referred toin terms of temperature ( 5000°K, 6500°K, etc. we recommend that you set you white point at 6500°K. When completed with that step you are ready to move on to the second step.

Step two compare the digital image to the hard copy. Adjust you brightness on the monitor to match density of the hard copy. Next set your overall contrast to match the print. Use your Red, Green, Blue, sliders To adjust the overall color. This requires patience and a good eye for color. Once you have match the digital image to your hard copy.