Some of LustreColor’s customers take advantage of the lab’s Direct Print service (strictly outputting at the lab), but that accounts for less than 5% of their sales.
“These customers work within our native sRGB, which is the space all our output devices work in,” says Wilson. “As long as they ‘Spyder’ [calibrate] their monitors, it works out just fine. There’s also overlap with customers: Sometimes a customer will direct-print, other times, for more difficult work like weddings, they’ll have us do the color-correcting. All our customers appreciate the services we offer, because they often feel they spend too much time just editing, let alone color-correcting.”