Can I preview my design’s colors before printing?

Some design programs, like Adobe Photoshop, have the ability to “soft proof” images. This proof uses an ICC profile to temporarily give you a sense of how colors may appear when printed. For example, you may find that the hex code you selected to print a bright fire-engine red tends to shift to a more orange hue on basic cotton ultra. Every computer monitor is different and the colors you see on screen won’t always be able to exactly replicate pigment printed on fabric. While the proof can give you a general idea of how colors can shift during printing, it’s no substitute for ordering a swatch.

Important note: this ICC profile is intended to be a preview. When you save your design, it’s important to ensure it’s saved as an sRGB file. For best results, proof your fabric with these ICC profiles, then save your file using the sRGB profile.

How do I use the ICC profiles?

  1. Download and save the ICC profile for the fabric you intend to print on:
    • Mac: save under HD > Library > ColorSync > Profiles > Profiles
    • Windows: save under Windows >System32 >Spool >Drivers > Color
  2. Set up your proof in Photoshop
    • With your design open, select View > Proof Setup > Custom
    • Under “Device to Simulate”, select the profile you’d like to use to proof, making sure the rendering intent is “Relative colorimetric” and the black point compensation option is checked
  3. To toggle the proof on and off, select View > Proof Colors to turn the proof on. Select Proof Colors again to turn off the proof.

 

For all ICC Profiles (recommended): Download all Fabric & Wall Media ICC Profiles as a ZIP file

To download individual profiles, please choose from the links below.

Download the Basic Combed Cotton ICC Profile

Download the Kona® Cotton ICC Profile (updated 1/28/13)

Download the Cotton Poplin ICC Profile

Download the Cotton Lawn ICC Profile

Download the Linen-Cotton Canvas ICC Profile

Download the Organic Cotton Interlock Knit ICC Profile ​(updated 7/25/13)

Download the Organic Cotton Sateen ICC Profile

Download the Heavy Cotton Twill ICC Profile

Download the Silk Crepe de Chine ICC Profile

Download the Performance Knit ICC Profile

Download the Modern Jersey ICC Profile

Download the Silky Faille ICC Profile

Download the Faux Suede ICC Profile

Download the Eco Canvas ICC Profile

Download the Performance Piqué ICC Profile

Download the Satin ICC Profile

Download the Minky ICC Profile

Download the Sport Lycra ICC Profile

Download the Poly Crepe de Chine ICC Profile

Download the Smooth Wallpaper ICC Profile

Download the Woven Wallpaper ICC Profile