Updated March 2010
A lot of you, especially professional photographers, want to know how to get color reproduction in Blurb books that’s closer to what you see on your color-calibrated monitor at home or via different color printing processes.
Blurb uses HP Indigo print devices which are used in a number of commercial book- printing businesses. It is a “workhorse” for producing good image quality at a high output rate. The HP Indigo uses a CMYK ICC color profile that you can find in our Color Management Resource Center.
You can use this profile to soft proof your images if your photo-editing software supports ICC profiles, prior to replacing your images in BookSmart.
Using color profiles to soft proof your images is only as valuable as the monitor you are viewing them on. Be sure to calibrate your monitor as best you can. Information regarding calibration can be found at Rods and Cones or X-Rite.