I work as a designer within a publishing house and I supply files to a number of external printers.
Recently have had a number of issues ink limits from supplied Photoshop images and that they say we should not be exceeding there max. ink limit of 300%.
The problem I have is knowing which of Photoshop's numerous colour profiles to use as converting my layered images from profile to profile seems to dramatically alter the appearance and colour breakdown of the image.
This is a particularly an issue when converting images from supplied RGB to cmyk. Ultimately I need to be able to use a profile which converts the image to cmyk whilst maintaing the overall appearance, giving a good rich black in shadow areas (without major retouching or colour adjustment) and keeping the breakdown below 300%.
So which colour profile would you advise to be a good generic profile to work
with that would be accepted across a number of suppliers (primarily in UK)?
Any advice would be gratefully recieved.