In all my years of printing and teaching printing workshops, the single most important thing…
I had an article published for Shutterbug Magazine titled “Why ICC Profiles Are So Important for Printing” which outlines why I recommend using ICC profiles when making fine art prints.
While you can find varied opinion on this, I always recommend consistency in a printing workflow, so that you can reduce the variables and focus on things that make the most significant difference – the quality of your final image.
After 30+ printing workshops in my studio, I’ve never had an instance where a student’s print didn’t match my monitor. That’s only because I’m ruthlessly consistent and only introduce changes when they either make a positive difference in simplifying the workflow or improving print quality.