In my quest to better understand monitor profiling as it relates to printing, I came across a blog where the recommendation was to create a monitor profile for each paper in use - since each paper will have a different white point and perhaps a slight color cast.
I've recently followed the SpectraView routine and created two profiles according to their specs - one for editing and online display and one for printing - where the overall contrast and white point were both lowered.
Even using the For Print profile, I had to lighten the image by ~2 stops in order to not have shadow detail completely lost. So, it's got me wondering - is it worthwhile to create monitor profiles for each paper...or is it likely that my monitor profile still needs some adjusting?
- Dell XPS 13"
- NEC EX241UN-BK-SV 24" 16:9 IPS Monitor with SpectraViewII
- Datacolor Spyder 5
- Canon Pro-10
- The prints in question were done on Canon Pro Luster, though I will be printing on Hahnemühle as well.
- Color management by the printer was off. Photoshop handled colors using the ICC profile for the paper. Relative Colormetric. Black Point Compensation set to True.