Do you struggle with color management for printing? X Color could be what you are looking for!
Unless you happen to be one a black and white enthusiast, and honestly even then, color management these days is key in making sure that your images look just as good on a print or in an album as they do on your laptop or phone. But lets get real, we are creative entrepreneurs and we don’t have time for that. This is where X Color claims to come in; and honestly what they are offering could very well be the color management saving grace that you have been looking for.
The problem is that it just isn’t as simple as it should be to ensure consistency across all of these various platforms unless you want to spend a lot of time (as well as a good bit of trial and error) learning about color management and investing time into that. Rather than buying some expensive hardware to effectively color manage your own monitor and printer, X Color is aiming to make it simple. You just upload your images to the service, select the color profile that you are needing them converted to, and then the service simply converts them, and you are able to download your color managed files to send off to the printer.
Now, this is more being marketed towards graphic designers or business owners who need to get marketing materials accurately printed and such, but there is very much a use case here for photographers who are wanting to ensure more color accurate prints are reaching their clients but who doesn’t have the time to spend on playing with color management.
X Color will even watch specific folders in your Dropbox (if you set it up to) and will automatically convert the files in those folders. That saves you from having to upload and convert files individually, so you could get an entire shoot of images converted and ready to print really quickly and with minimal effort.
The service will run you $49 per month to start, after a free trial. So you will have to decide whether or not it makes sense to you to add another monthly bill onto your business. But if color management for printing is something that you have been struggling with in your business, then maybe this could be the solution for you.
X Color is launching today! You can learn more and sign up for your free trial of the service over on their website.