Pixel-Perfect IT Services

Color Management

Color Management


Is WYSIWYG a reality for your workflow? If not, we can help. We can help you achieve repeatable, accurate color from screen to printer to press.



For more than 20 years, commercial printers, photographers and designers in Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson — and even as far away as Virginia — have relied on Pete Martin to help them color manage their workflows. That’s why color (or, more accurately, color management) is a big part of the services TechGraphics offers to its customers.

Now more than ever, it’s important for us to know we can count on what we see on our computer screens. These days, fewer jobs are actually hard proofed. That means we need to know that our screens offer a reasonably accurate representation of the final output. To achieve that, there must be a color-calibrated monitor, properly configured software and a profile for the target output device. The primary goal of color management is to obtain a good color match across multiple devices — such as a monitor and a printer. 

With our experience with prepress and color in commercial printing as well as at newspapers, we can help your business realize accurate color. That can translate into greater efficiencies, fewer reworks, happier customers and, ultimately, bottom-line cost savings. Want to learn more? Contact us today to find out how we can help you achieve better color — and see an improved return on your IT investment.




We start by calibrating your system for your target output. Did you know that the target color temperature for a display is different for prepress work vs. web or photography? Depending on your needs, we will calibrate your monitors using internal methods as well as with a separate on-screen analysis tool.


Whether a printer is your final destination (as it might be for a photographer) or simply a proof of a file that will ultimately go to press, we will make sure your desktop, large- or wide-format printer delivers consistent, accurate color. We can use manufacturer-supplied profiles, or, if desired, profile your actual device.


For newspapers and commercial printers, paper on press is the final destination. Many commercial printers have standardized on the GRACol profile, which means no more fiddling with separate profiles for different printers. And, we also have SNAP profiles for newspapers that optimize for dot gain and ink saturation.