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?
- 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
- 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
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 Kona® Cotton ICC Profile (updated 1/28/13)
Download the Organic Cotton Interlock Knit ICC Profile (updated 7/25/13)