In general, we use 4 different paper types: gloss and silk coated paper, uncoated white paper anduncoated yellowish paper stock. Each of these paper types requires different colour separations, for which we recommend the following ICC profiles:

Download ICC profiles

Gloss coated paper 
Download ISOcoated_v2_eci.icc

Silk or matt coated paper 
Download ISOcoated_v2_300_eci.icc

Uncoated white paper
Download PSO_Uncoated_ISO12647_eci.icc

Uncoated yellowish paper
Download ISOuncoatedyellowish.icc

These profiles should be installed and used for colour separation/CMYK conversion before placing images in page layout applications (InDesign). If RGB is placed in InDesign, remember in the PDF settings under Output you must select the Colour Conversion option: ‘Convert to Destination (Preserve Numbers)’ so that RGB content is converted to CMYK upon export.

When working with RGB data, it is essential that you ensure the ‘Convert to Destination (Preserve Numbers)’ option is selected in the PDF export options.

Installation of ICC profiles

On Mac OS X

Profiles are copied to this location: Macintosh HD / Library / Colorsync / Profiles

On Windows 7, Vista and XP

Right mouse-click the profile and from the submenu select ‘Install Profile’. This automatically places the profiles in the correct directory:  C: / Windows / System 32 / Spool / Drivers / Color