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Monitor Calibration

Calibrating your computer display to our calibration print is an effective way of ensuring that your digital images are printed the way you see them.

Basic Calibration

Please note, that calibrating your monitor is not necessary if you are happy for us to optimise your images before printing (which we undertake as default). Ambient lighting conditions are crucial to accurately calibrating your monitor. Lighting conditions must be constant, ie. in a room with no windows and tungsten daylight lighting.

IMPORTANT - Our calibration print should only be used if you intend to order prints from us. It will not assist in calibrating to another print provider / your own printing device.

  1. Order a Peak Imaging calibration print via email here and await its delivery. The calibration print is delivered free within the UK. For overseas customers (outside the UK) there is a charge of £5.00 to help cover postage and packing costs.
  2. Download the image file used to create the calibration print by clicking here.
  3. Open the calibration image file in Photoshop. Set working colour space to "sRGB".
  4. Use Adobe Gamma [preferably] or your graphics card's controls to match your on-screen calibration image with the print. The black (and white) areas on the monitor should match the black (and white) areas on the print, while the greys should be neutral with no discernible colour cast.
  5. Give your eyes a break, then return to check that the image on-screen still matches the calibration print. Repeat step 4 until a satisfactory match is obtained.

You should now have a monitor setup that will allow you to view images more accurately prior to submission for print!

Advanced Calibration

Using our Output Profiles in conjunction with our "Guide to Soft Proofing in Photoshop" may allow you to attain a far more accurate match than following the instructions above.

It is important that the document is followed accurately and that the Output Profiles are used correctly. DO NOT CONVERT WITH OR EMBED THESE PROFILES.