COLOUR PROFILES AND PDF EXPORT OPTIONS

Download options and profiles

Here you can download our recommended ICC profiles. In addition, you can download our colour settings for Photoshop and InDesign and PDF job options for use in InDesign or Acrobat Distiller.

KLS print is based on the ISO 12647-2 standard, and we use ICC profiles from the European Color Initiative (eci.org). ECI produces and maintains the ICC profiles that are standard among European printing houses.

The difference between these and the Adobe standard ISO profiles is primarily that Adobe's standard profiles allow very high maximum colour levels (TAC); that's why we recommend using the ECI standards.

Files for coated paper:

ICC profile: ISOcoated_v2_300_eci.icc (zip file for extraction)
Colour Settings: KLS_ISO 300.csf (zip file for extraction)
Job options / PDF export settings: KLS_ISO300_Coated.joboptions (zip file for extraction)

Files for uncoated paper:

ICC profile: PSO_Uncoated_ISO12647_eci.icc (zip file for extraction)
Colour Settings: KLS_Uncoated.csf (zip file for extraction)
Job options / PDF export settings: KLS_PSO_Uncoated.joboptions (zip file for extraction)

Files for rock paper:

ICC profile: PSO_SNP_Paper_eci.icc (zip file for extraction)
Colour Settings: KLS_Stenpapir.csf (zip file for extraction)
Job options / PDF export settings: KLS_Stenpapir.joboptions (zip file for extraction)

Instructions for installation

Installation of ICC profiles - Windows:

Download the required ICC profile, extract it, and save it to your PC.

Right-click the profile and select Install Profile or copy the file to the folder: WINDOWS/system32/spool/drivers/color

Installation of ICC profiles - OS X:

Download the required ICC profile, extract it, and save it to your Mac.

Copy the file to one of these folders:
Library/Application Support/Adobe/Color/Profiles/Recommended
or
Library/ColorSync/Profiles

If you put the profile in the folder Recommended, the profile will appear at the top of the list of colour settings in Photoshop / InDesign

Loading PDF job options (PDF export settings) - Windows / OS X

Download the job options zip file and unzip it.

Open InDesign and go to

File/Adobe PDF Presets/Define…

Click Load... and select the extracted job options file, click Open..., and then Done.

The selected job options are now installed and can be selected for PDF export.
Job options are selected at the top of the menu Export Adobe PDF in Adobe PDF Presets.

Loading colour setup - Windows / OS X:

This file is loaded to a predefined colour setting when you go into the colour settings in InDesign or Photoshop. Once they are loaded, you can quickly switch settings depending e.g. on the use of coated or uncoated paper.

Color Settings must be downloaded and unpacked.

Loading via Photoshop / InDesign:

Open Photoshop / InDesign, then go to the Edit / Color Settings...

Click Load ... and select the colour setup (cfs file), then click Open.

Now the colour setup is loaded and selected with the correct ICC profile. In the future, you can select this colour setup in all Adobe applications.

Input via Bridge:

Open Adobe Bridge and go to Edit/Creative Suite Color Settings.

Click on Show Saved Color Settings Files.

Copy the color setup (cfs) file into the folder that opens.

Go back to Bridge. To update the list, close the window with the Color Settings and reopen it.

Select the new color setup and click Apply.

In Bridge, the colour settings are synchronized so that the same colour setting is selected in all Adobe Creative Suite applications.

If you have questions about the installation of the above settings, please contact Lasse Lindgren - ll@kls.dk