What are the ICC profiles?

An ICC profile (International Color Consortium) ensures uniform, comparable color profiles. The ICC profile is device-independent and at Saal Digital, we work with ICC-compliant color management. Embedded color profiles in your files are recognized and considered during the printing or developing process.

ICC profiles available for download

Our ICC profiles are intended exclusively for screen proofing in Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom. Under no circumstances should the profiles be embedded in the file. There are separate ICC profiles for each material or finish. The following table gives the specifications as well as the corresponding download files.

Information on ICC Profile Configuration

Soft proofing in Photoshop
Soft proofing in Lightroom

ICC profilesColor spacePreserve CMYK NumbersPreserve RGB NumbersRendering IntentBlack Point CompensationSimulate Paper Color
PhotobooksPhoto Book, glossyRGB-deactivateRelative colorimetricactivatedeactivate
Photo Book, matteRGB-deactivateRelative colorimetricactivatedeactivate
Photo Book, HighEnd print matteCMYKdeactivate-Relative colorimetricactivatedeactivate
Photo Book, Portrait/SilkRGB-deactivateRelative colorimetricactivatedeactivate
Photo Books Professional LineAcrylic glassCMYKdeactivate-Perceptualactivatedeactivate
Photo Book, glossyRGB-deactivateRelative colorimetricactivatedeactivate
Photo Book, matteRGB-deactivateRelative colorimetricactivatedeactivate
Photo Book, HighEnd print matteCMYKdeactivate-Relative colorimetricactivatedeactivate
Photo Book, Portrait/SilkRGB-deactivateRelative colorimetricactivatedeactivate
Portfolio AlbumArt LineCMYKdeactivate-Perceptualactivatedeactivate
MetallicCMYKdeactivate-Perceptualactivatedeactivate
Photo Prints, Photo Stickers, Portfolio AlbumGlossyRGB-deactivateRelative colorimetricactivateactivate
MatteRGB-deactivateRelative colorimetricactivateactivate
Silk/PortraitRGB-deactivateRelative colorimetricactivateactivate
ArtPrintCMYKdeactivate-Perceptualactivatedeactivate
SoftTouch matteCMYKdeactivate-Perceptualactivateactivate
Art LineCMYKdeactivate-Perceptualactivatedeactivate
RetroPrintsRetroPrints mattCMYKdeactivate-Perceptualactivatedeactivate
Photo BricksPhoto BricksCMYKdeactivate-Perceptualactivatedeactivate
PostersPoster, glossyRGB-deactivateRelative colorimetricactivatedeactivate
Poster, matteRGB-deactivateRelative colorimetricactivatedeactivate
Poster, Portrait/SilkRGB-deactivateRelative colorimetricactivatedeactivate
FineArt posters and FineArt printsFineArt, BarytaRGB-deactivateRelative colorimetricactivatedeactivate
FineArt, PhotoRagRGB-deactivateRelative colorimetricactivatedeactivate
FineArt German EtchingRGB-deactivateRelative colorimetricactivatedeactivate
Wall, Table and Family CalendarsCalendar, glossy photo paperRGB-deactivateRelative colorimetricactivatedeactivate
Calendar, matte photo paperRGB-deactivateRelative colorimetricactivatedeactivate
Calendar, Silk/Portrait photo paperRGB-deactivateRelative colorimetricactivatedeactivate
Calendar, Art PrintCMYKdeactivate-Perceptualactivatedeactivate
Calendar, six-color printingCMYKdeactivate-Perceptualactivatedeactivate
Cards, Mini leporellos and Business cardsClassic paperCMYKdeactivate-Perceptualactivatedeactivate
Pearl paperCMYKdeactivate-Perceptualactivatedeactivate
Structured paperCMYKdeactivate-Perceptualactivatedeactivate
Photo Booklets, Photo Flips, FlyersSaalDigital premium paperCMYKdeactivate-Perceptualactivatedeactivate
Wall Decor and Photo PlaquesAcrylic glassCMYKdeactivate-Perceptualactivatedeactivate
Metal Print/Metallic FrameCMYKdeactivate-Perceptualactivatedeactivate
Brushed Metal PrintCMYKdeactivate-Relative colorimetricactivatedeactivate
PVC foamboardCMYKdeactivate-Perceptualactivatedeactivate
GalleryPrintCMYKdeactivate-Perceptualactivatedeactivate
Photo CanvasCMYKdeactivate-Relative colorimetricactivatedeactivate
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Manage colors easily

Color management

Saal Digital works with ICC-compatible color management. We make no changes or unwanted optimization to your files. This ensures that your images will be printed exactly the way you want. You can find more information here.

In order to achieve the best printing result, we recommend calibrating your monitor.

Color management setup

Please, make sure that there is enough light in the room. The brightness and color temperature should be kept constant and reproducible, if possible. Ideally, it should be a glare-free and shuttered room that is not affected by the changing daylight.

Monitor setup

  • Brightness: 90 - 120 cd/m2
  • Color temperature: 5,000 Kelvin (D50)
  • Gamma value: 2.2

The monitor must be calibrated in order to display the right colors and brightness.

Monitor calibration with colorimeter

High-level professional color management is not possible without the right hardware. Depending on your choice of provider and budget, there are plenty solutions available. Some providers offer a color measurement device with additional software with which you can create an ICC profile of your monitor. A device like this can be a good alternative to a new, expensive monitor.

Advantages of color management

Print previews are optimized with the help of your preset monitor and our color management — “What you see is what you get”. Ideally, this combination works so well that you will notice almost no difference between the display on the monitor and the actual photo product.

What can Saal Digital do for you?

We ensure that the profiled machines work within a small tolerance by making repeated calibrations every day. The condition of the photochemical process is checked daily in order to compensate for fluctuations before the quality of the photos is affected.

Frequently asked questions

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