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As a graphic designer in a very similar position, I would recommend that if you do not have the products available to colour correct, then leave the source images as they are. I have to deal with many manufacturers' product images and although I would like to have them all uniform and tidied up to my satisfaction, I have to accept there will be differences ...


if you are trying to save a psd file with spot colors you will have to create them in a channel and then save the file as a dcs format to be able to transfer the color info to other programs such as indesign or quarkXpress or illustrator


In the US, if the color profile is missing from a CMYK file before the prepress stage, it is legitimate to assume that it should be US Web Coated (SWOP) v2. Most print shops in the US will make this assumption. In Europe, it may be Coated FOGRA39 (ISO 12647-2-2004). Between the prepress shop and the press, if the profile is missing, it is legitimate to ...

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