This is our custom profiling service for sublimation printing from a Mac computer.
An ICC profile lets your computer know what colours your printer is capable of producing, and how to produce them accurately. This is essential for accurate sublimation printing. If you’d like to learn more about printing with ICC profiles, you can see our video found in our blog.
We provide ICC profiles as standard with all of our printers, CISS, and cartridges, but if you’re using a different ink then we can make a custom profile for you. Each profile is tailored to your specific printer, ink, and paper combination – if you change your setup, we recommend changing your ICC profile at the same time.
How does it work?
In order to make a custom profile, you will first need to print out a test chart and post it to us – the test chart and instructions are available for download after purchase. Unfortunately, we are not able to accept scanned or photographed charts, as they will not produce an accurate profile.
Once we have received your test chart, we sublimate it onto white metal sheets ready for profiling. This is because sublimation ink changes colour during pressing, and we need the profile to be based on your finished product, whether that’s mugs, phone covers, t-shirts etc. – we have found that these metal sheets give a good approximation to most substrates.
One the test chart has been sublimated, we use it to create your custom ICC profile, and email the profile to you.
On a Mac, ICC profiles are applied through your operating system.
We have full step-by-step instructions for current versions of the Mac OS – we also have a Mac in the office, so if you run into any problems with the process we can troubleshoot with you step-by-step.
How long does it take?
Once we have received your printed test chart, we will create the profile within 1-2 days. The profile is then sent to you via email. If you are posting your chart from abroad, and you think it would be too expensive or take too long to post your chart to us, we will be happy to cancel and refund your order.