The Key to Accurate Color Viewing
Selecting a viewing booth to meet your requirements is easy. Determine what size viewing area you need; it is recommend that your viewing area be large enough to allow side-by-side comparison of prints and proofs. You should also consider the number of people who will be involved in the viewing process when selecting your viewing station. GTI manufactures ISO 3664:2009 viewing systems ranging from small desktop viewers to wall viewing systems specifically designed for large-format printers.
In conclusion, standardized viewing conditions are required when discussing and communicating about color. ISO 3664:2009 is designed to help implement standardized viewing conditions across the production and supply chain. The standard not only specifies D50 lamps but proper illumination at the viewing table. Therefore, the easiest and most efficient way to achieve ISO 3664:2009 compliance is to use an ISO 3664:2009-compliant viewing station and to maintain it with regular relamping. The result will be fewer proofing cycles, faster customer approvals, better communication between stakeholders, and lower cost.
Above: PDV Professional Desktop Viewers
Above: The CVX-3052/FS floor stand model
Above: Wall viewing systems combine luminaires and metal wall panels to create an ISO compliant viewing area for wide format projects.