All papers might look white from the first glance, but all of them have some shade. Especially book papers, like Munken
displays images assuming paper has no color. But in fact, printed image colors are affected by paper shade. In the printing house, hard color proof simulates paper color. In Adobe Photoshop
there is a feature which enables to get a pretty good idea how the image might look when printed. This feature Paper Simulation
can be turned on following:
1. Correct profile should be set (please see Profile Setting in Adobe Photoshop
2. Go View → Proof Setup
and choose Custom.
3. In the pop-up window mark Simulate Paper Color
. Also check if correct CMYK profile is set. If yes, press OK
. By pressing OK Proof
preview mode is activated.
4. To turn on/of Proof
preview mode go View > Proof Colors
(or press Ctrl + Y
In Adobe Acrobat Pro
there is also a feature which lets to simulate paper color in print-ready PDF file.
To activate paper simulation go Print Production
and Output Preview
. In the pop-up window set correct Simulation Profile
and mark Simulate Paper Color
Please note, that it is impossible to repeat screen view in print. Some color changes will always occur. It is important to calibrate screen colors and work in appropriate environment. Details like lightning, walls color, etc. has an impact on expected result as well.