If the color of your prints has drifted and is no longer accurate, it's very likely that something has changed with the printer, the paper, the ink or the print condition. Measuring and making a fresh new custom ICC profile of your printer can improve the color. A profile can usually correct the color and provide the compensation needed.
What is ColorValet?
ColorValet is the profiling services of CHROMiX. Two ColorValet profiling services are available:
ColorValet Print is regarded the best commercially available custom profile in the world for the money. ColorValet Print is a hand-crafted RGB or CMYK printer profile. This profile is guaranteed to satisfy or money back. The ColorValet Print service is perfect if you only need a few profiles, particularly canvas, or fine art papers - OR - if you need CMYK profiles. The price is $99 for each profile (one for each unique combination of Paper+Printer+Ink-set). Full pricing below.
ColorValet Pro is a compelling custom profiling service mainly geared toward photographers. ColorValet Pro provides high quality, UNLIMITED RGB (only) profiles for 1 printer for 18 months. Also, for specialty media (canvas, fine art, etc.), there is an additional service called Deep Color Add-On to improve each media if necessary. More about Deep Color below. Pricing below.
Deep Color: When our customers detect a loss of shadow detail on especially matte, canvas or fine art finishes, we point them toward the Deep Color Add-On (which is already part of our regular ColorValet Print profile service). Deep Color measurement uses more manual techniques, plus possibly specialized filters (polarizing) and more precise (but slower) measuring equipment to draw out all of the shadow detail to achieve the best profile possible.
Here's a little more about each service:
Both ColorValet services are conducted remotely. The process is easy and facilitated by our desktop client application (downloaded and installed). Through the client application, the profiling targets are printed and then shipped to CHROMiX production center in Seattle, WA. Typically new profiles are ready within 24-48 hours of when received.
The process is straight-forward in both cases:
For ColorValet Print: Download the ColorValet Client, Install the software, Launch the software, Register your new Account information, and then proceed through the 5-step profile 'Targeting' process, Mail us the printed target. Once we get the target, you should receive the profile (via our server or through download, your choice) usually with 48 hours (on business days).
For ColorValet Pro: Once you place your order, an Authorization code and download link will be sent to you. You will enter the auth code and then download the Maxwell Client software. From there its virtually the same as the ColorValet Print Client process above: Install the software, Launch the software, Register your new Account information, and then proceed through the 5-step profile 'Targeting' process, Mail us the printed target. Once we get the target, you should receive the profile (via our server or through download, your choice) usually with 24 hours (on business days).
For more information:
Go to the ColorValet web store pages listed below:
Or feel free to contact a profiling expert at CHROMiX: Sales: (206) 985-6837 ext 1Email: sales(at)chromix.com