I had a few questions and needed a little input/advice to make sure this will go OK.
I am in the midst of trying to set up the workflow I will be going with for the next number of years.
Hardware, Software, color settings etc. Most of these are in place.
The newest of these (and I believe most important) is the RIP.
Most of the work I do here is to prepare artwork for resale in our bookstore. (In-House)
Accuracy is important but more so consistency because I reprint the same artwork over and over for different orders.
The odd time I will send jobs out to offset printers using their press profiles in the RIP.
(so far with X-Proof this has been working perfectly!)
I do have a library of images prepared with the “old” workflow but it will be growing much more this year working in the “new” workflow.
I understand with the switch current images will look different being reproduce in the “new” workflow but the emphasis is on the images I will be preparing going forward.
Probably just tweaking the previous ones for the new workflow.
Whatever In-House work I do usually stays in AdobeRGB 1998 (Photoshop).
Work that goes out is of course in CMYK. (profile usually provided by the printer)
All my work is done in Photoshop, placed in InDesign, then output to the RIP and printed on 7900.
My AdobeCS6 color settings are as follows.(below Screenshot)
My RIP settings (till now with X-Proof) are as follows.(below Screenshot)
[b][size=150]-My belief till now has been that the AdobeCS & X-Proof/Overdrive RIP color settings had to match. (advice from a friend)
-Is this the “correct” way of working for this Photoshop-InDesign-Rip setup?
-Should I continue this setup going forward with Overdrive?
-Also any comments or suggestions on the actual AdobeCS Color Settings/Selections would be much appreciated.
eg.US Sheetfed Coated vs GRACol, Relative vs Absolute Colorimetric, BPC yes/no etc
Apologies for the long post.