I have what is probably a very unique question for you guys. I have a direct to garment printer that allows me to print directly onto a shirt (or a film). Now the problem that I have is that the color that I see in Photoshop/Illustrator is not the color that prints out. A red red will look more orange, etc...
I do not have an option to change the printer color profile... however what I can do is change the color that is in PS. The problem is that I have many designs and color adjusting each single color (assuming it is solid) is very time consuming.
Is there a way to create a color profile from what has been printed (using X-Rite i1) and then create a color profile that that the IMAGE itself is adjusted?
what I mean by that is this example: Lets say I print a solid square of R:255 G:0 B:0 (red) it will come out R:255 G:66 B:0 (this is just a guess). If I print a color chart I know that to get the Red I want, I need to have it at R:194 G:0 B:0 then this will print the red that I need (255,0,0)
Is it possible to create a color profile or something that will adjust the image color to be 194,0,0?
I know this is very confusing and I am struggling with this as well. I cannot print through PS as I need to use the program for the printer itself. That has no color adjustment/correction/profile options. So the only choice I have is in photoshop to manually change the colors. Is there something that I can do that will create a profile and then I can run an action that will auto adjust every pixel to be the "correct printed" color pixel?
create a profile for your print system (=the printer + its operating program) and you can use it as your work profile in Photoshop.
If I am able to create a "Work Profile" how will that affect the image in PS? I have two different DTG printers that I am using and they each print the color differently. What I am trying to accomplish is that both print as close to the same color as possible (impossible to get exact or Really close). Would I be able to create two separate work profiles and then save the image twice with each work profile on each image and then send it to the printers and then it should be relatively close? I guess what I'm asking now is will a "work profile" adjust the image that I already have to be close to the printed output? So the images will look different in PS but will print closely to each other?