Time and time again in my teaching and workshops, I run into photographers who haven’t measured their prints against a known reference print, and don’t even have a known reference print. The easiest way for me to solve that is to offer approved and validated prints of my test sheet, and allowing photographers to print the same file on their printers, with their profiles, so they can compare their prints against my known and approved reference print.
In my article at http://craftingphotographs.com/color-test-sheets/ you can find links to the files I use for testing that you can print on your own printer to compare to my approved reference sheets.
The color reference set is $40, and the B&W set is $30, or $60 when you buy both sets at the same time.
Each print has been printed on my Canon PRO-4000 printer on Canon Pro Luster paper, has been carefully checked against my master reference print, and signed by me as a mark that I’ve approved the color accuracy.
These prints are a valuable tool that will help you save time and frustration, as well as valuable paper and ink. They will help you gain confidence in your printing process, while showing you areas that need a little more work. And the prints themselves are pretty nice to look at, too!
Price includes USPS shipping to lower 48.