1. Monitor Stabilization Image
Information on how to calibrate your monitor.
In order to calibrate your monitor you will need to purchase a monitor calibration device to create a monitor profile.
This device attaches to the front of your monitor and reads colour patches displayed by the software, using these readings the software removes colour casts from your screen and optimises the brightness/contrast/colour output by creating a monitor profile. There are numerous calibration devices available, for advice on purchasing a device and for prices please go to www.nativedigital.com
When you use the calibration device you will be asked to set some parameters. We would recommend starting with a target whitepoint of 6500k and Gamma 2.2. As your working environment will influence how you see colour on your monitor you may have to alter these parameters.
After calibration it is important to check your monitor matches prints produced by our printers then we can print test prints from your files free of charge.
Calibrating your monitor is the first step in achieving monitor to print match. The next step is embedding your files with an ICC profile. We recommend you use sRGB as this has the closest gamut to photographic paper.
Before any attempt is made to set your monitor give it time to stabilize.
2. Monitor Setup Resolution
Set your monitor to the native or recommended resolution on LCD monitors for best results.
3. Monitor setup Bit Depth
Make sure you monitor is in High Colour, 24bit or higher.