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What color profile should I use for printing on uncoated papers on an HP Indigo Digital Press?

When printing on uncoated papers with an HP Indigo Digital Press, it is generally recommended to use the "FOGRA39" color profile. FOGRA39, also known as ISO Coated v2 300% (ECI), is a widely accepted color profile for commercial printing, including digital presses like the HP Indigo.

The FOGRA39 profile is specifically designed for coated and uncoated papers, providing accurate color representation and predictable results. It ensures consistent color reproduction and helps maintain color fidelity when printing on uncoated stocks.

To set the color profile in Adobe Illustrator when preparing your artwork for printing on an HP Indigo Digital Press, follow these steps:

  1. Open your document in Adobe Illustrator.

  2. Go to "File" > "Document Color Mode" and ensure it is set to CMYK.

  3. Go to "File" > "Document Setup" to open the Document Setup dialog box.

  4. Under the "Color Mode" section, select "CMYK" if it's not already selected.

  5. Under the "Profile" section, choose "FOGRA39" from the drop-down menu.

  6. Click "OK" to apply the color profile to your document.

By using the FOGRA39 color profile, you can optimize the color output for uncoated papers on an HP Indigo Digital Press, resulting in more accurate and consistent print results. It is always recommended to consult with your print service provider to ensure the best color profile and settings for your specific printing requirements.