"I have used Michael's custom profiles for a few years now. They have made a tremendous difference in the quality of my printed work. There is really no substitute for a profile custom- tailored to your own printer, especially if your work relies on accuracy of color and tone to bring out every last nuance and detail and deliver the best possible print to your customers. I can attest to the accuracy and quality of Michael's profiles, and so can my customers."
Guy Tal - Torrey, UT
"After more than half a decade, I recently switched from printing on Epson Premium Luster to the Sunset equivalent, eSatin. As I had been getting excellent color on the Epson paper using profiles made by by noted photographer, printmaker and digital imaging luminary Bill Atkinson, I was wondering how prints on Sunset paper would compare.
Although I have printed only a few of images so far on Sunset paper with Michael's profiles, they included my best selling image, which I have previously printed many times. To my eye, the new prints look as good as the one that I previously made on Epson paper. The combination of price, quick turnaround, and quality of Michael's profiles is tough to beat."
Quan-Tuan Luong - San Jose, CA
"Thanks for the fine custom EPSON ABW profiles. Because I live in Germany, I wondered if profile delivery would take too long. But to my great surprise, not even five days after I've shipped the test charts, I already found the profiles in my email-box. That's really stunning service. The profiles are great and they make my black & white-workflow so much easier." Hans-Peter Geiss - Idstein, Germany
"Thank you so much! Your quick turnover is amazing. I am very happy to be acquainted with your service, and I will absolutely recommend you to fellow artists." Jessica, Novak Contemporary Art
"I recently acquired a new Canon i6300 to replace my older Epson printer, and the choice to use Michael's profiling service was an easy one. Since I know Michael personally, I was already aware that he is just as fussy as I am, and would ensure that his profiles were perfect for my printer. And indeed they are. Results are superb in every way, and I'm delighted with the prints that I now produce with the Canon, both for my own work and in printing work for my clients. I won't hesitate to use Michael's service next time I add a new paper or two to my lineup." Danny Burk - Indiana, USA
"...the difference it makes in my entire workflow is nothing short of incredible. I used to think I was satisfied with the canned profiles that came with the printer, but it was only after having a custom profile that I understood how I was subconsciously adjusting my images in Photoshop in order to get a good looking prints with the canned profiles. With the custom profile my whole workflow is much more tightly calibrated. What I see on my monitor is what I can expect in my prints. I will never print without a custom profile again, period! Thank you for offering an excellent product."
Tony Kuyper - Shonto, AZ
"...I couldn't be more satisfied...I'm every bit as pleased with the results using the b/w ABW profile as I was with the color profile; maybe more so. Prints are coming out exactly as anticipated based on what I'm seeing on the screen, and that - of course - is exactly what we're after. In fact, the second b/w image I printed with the ABW profile...the first test print was absolutely spot on. As a result I can unequivocally offer my hearty endorsement of your work."
Kerry Leibowitz - Chicago, IL
“...I did a comparison between the profile they have [ImagePrint] and yours, and ended up liking the results more from what you sent me. I found both highlight and shadow separation to be improved with your profile and the colors were much more accurate to what I saw on the monitor. Thanks for helping photographers like myself and thanks for always answering my questions over these years with such accuracy and timing."
James Margolis - Israel
"I am stunned by the print quality that I am finally achieving with the help of your profiles for my Epson 4000. The prints and monitor images are approaching the richness of my 6x9 and 645 Velvia original transparencies. Thanks so much."
Michael Collier - Flagstaff, AZ
"Thanks, Michael for the profiles. I have used the matte profile on my Epson 7600 and the color rendition was spot on. I especially appreciated your taking the time to help find a way to to get non-color managed printing with Photoshop C5. It obviously worked well. I certainly will be back when I need additional profiles and strongly recommend your service."
Hank Weaver - Goshen, IN
"I am extremely pleased with the profiles you have made me. Its unreal, the difference between having a custom profile compared to not having a custom profile. My photos are perfect, and I can see the beauty in all pictures I take. I'm glad I found your page. I definitely will be bringing you more targets."
Steve Raven - Whittier, CA
"I wanted to let you know that the profile you made is totally awesome. I am actually finding that your profile is much more accurate than the profiles made for my printer in the past." - Slavomir Dzieciatkowski - Bothell, WA
“I was never happy with my prints made with the paper manufacturer’s profiles. They were never “quite right”. Since using your custom profile, my prints now look like my calibrated monitor. I get what I see. No more guessing with curve and color adjustments to make the prints look the way I expect. Your profile service was easy, fast and VERY reasonably priced. I have happily recommended your expertise to everyone I know still struggling with canned profiles."
Harley Goldman - Santa Barbara, CA
“I immediately noticed an improvement in print color, tone, and, therefore, overall quality using a custom print profile from Michael Gordon over a generic profile. While prints using the "canned" profiles aren't necessarily bad, the custom profile prints are simply superior."
Laurent Baig - Tucson, AZ
“I just printed some proofs using your profiles. I’m happy to report that they work REALLY well!! The prints actually match the monitor, well a whole lot better than the canned profiles! Now I can concentrate on the image on the monitor and not wonder what I’ll have to change from the master file to get it to print right."
Cory Freeman - Bishop, CA
"Thanks very much for promptly sending my custom profile. I color manage my workflow in PS CS4 and printed the attached test image with the new profile. Great results. I am extremely satisfied with your service". Alan Bornstein - Westwood, NJ
“I just wanted to let you know that I have been printing using the custom profile and I am very pleased with the improvement over the the standard profile."
- Portland, OR
“I started using the profile you sent me for my printer/paper combination, and all I can say is WOW! You have just taken my printing to another level! I spent two days struggling with monitor calibration, updating drivers for the printer, and manipulating all sorts of settings in Photoshop, not to mention the countless emails I sent you asking for advice. Your advice and the custom profile made a world of a difference in the quality of my prints. After having used your profile, I cant imagine printing without it."
Martin Stankiewicz - Chappaqua, NY
“I have started testing your profiles and I have to admit that they make a big difference in the print quality. The wild guessing is gone, the process much faster and the result is much better than I expected. Thanks for your help."
Arnab Banerjee - White Plains, NY
“Just printed out the first couple 20x30's using your profile, everything looks fantastic! I think the blacks are behaving better than they were with the canned profile, which makes me very happy."
Floris van Breugel - Pasadena, CA
“Thanks so much for the great profile. What a difference it made!"
Paul Wegemann - CO
"I was most impressed with how accurate images were as printed with your profile. They far exceeded what I had been able to accomplish with many many hours of trying to create printer profiles without a colorimeter. I expect to be preoccupied with other matters for a while, but when I get the chance, I will be ordering additional profiles. Thank you for an excellent job."
Jacob Kirman - New York, NY
“The new custom printer profile has worked wonderfully. After running back to back test prints with the older profile and your custom profile, I truly found that both the color and shadow definition appeared much nicer overall with your profile. Thank you for the excellent profile and very quick turn around.”
Paul Breitkreuz - Corona, CA
"I printed a few images to test the profile and I have to say - profile quality is very good. Details in shadows and highlights are more visible now (I was previously using a custom profile which was ok)."
Tomasz Szybowski - New York, NY
"I have had a chance to test the new profile and it appears to be working
quite well. It also seems to have fixed my luminance issues as well."
John Emerson - Westlake Village, CA
"Canned profiles are nice but there has always been something that "lacks" regarding my satisfaction with the printed result. Using Michael's profile has already resulted in getting closer with an ever-more accurate print. The "distance" between what I see on my monitor and the finshed print is essentially gone. Shadow separation is also much improved, one of my previous gripes. Michael's prices and very fast service are indeed a value and should not be overlooked by the discerning fine art printmaker looking for every tool to better achieve their vision!"
Jeremy Brasher - Eddyville, KY
"I am flat out astounded at the difference. The tonal separation and color in the prints are so much better, world's better, than when I was using the manufacturer's canned profile. Truly an amazing improvement. I have struggled with getting the prints the way I envision them to look and your profile now allows me to attain that goal and I am forever grateful. My only complaint is that I didn't get one of your profiles months ago."
Vance Gese - Quilcene, WA
"The instructions on your web site are very clean and helpful and the printer profile is great.
I had profiles made before by other vendors, but yours is the best of all and I was made in extremely short time.
From now on I'll use only your services for all my profile needs." Milan Seman - N. Arlington, NJ
"Thanks for the profiles, they are working great! This allows me to get the best
possible results from my Epson 3800." Jeremy Week - Westminster, CO
"Thank you for the Red River Metallic Profile. The prints are just beautiful."
"Your profiles work really well!!! I had some profiles for these papers made by another profiling service and this morning I compared prints from your profiles and from theirs. Yours are far and away better!!!" William Harvey - Napa, CA
"I applied the profile you created for me and it greatly improved my prints. Your low price is a plus. I'd be happy to try you again!"
Christopher Petrich - Tacoma, WA
"I was using the profiles provided by Epson for my R3000 and Epson Lustre and Fiber papers; each result was a departure from my calibrated screen image in density, color and gradation and to each other. My first prints with the custom profiles were wonderful on both papers – what I see on the screen is what I get on each paper; the improvement over the profiles from Epson is amazing. Now, if it looks good on the screen, it really shines on the print. In the future, when I try a new paper, the first thing to do will be to get a custom profile from Michael!
I sent my profile sheets on Tuesday and had my custom profiles in my email the following Monday. Great service." Donald Erickson - Colorado Springs, CO
"My Epson 3800 was printing too light using the paper manufacture's ICC profile. Another professional photographer recommended that I try Michael's profile. I did, and the profile was spot on. Also, Michael graciously spent time with me on the phone diagnosing a problem that, as it turned out, I had caused at my end. I am very pleased with the product and the service and will recommend Michael's printer profiles to my friends." John Ricca - Martinez, CA
“The profiles are working out great - I am very happy with the prints that I am now generating!” Rick West - Chicago, IL
"Comparing your profile to one made a couple of years ago by Cathy's there is a definite difference.Your blacks are truer and shadow detail is much better. The colors are close but yours wins!" Jeff Poll - Dallas, TX
"Michael, thanks for the profile and the unusually quick delivery. I did a quick test and the results are stunning". David Kricker, Waltham, MA
"When I recently changed printers I immediately began searching for an affordable and yet professionally accurate set of custom profiles. I found Michael Gordon’s “Great Printer Profiles” and sent him an email to ask if I needed any special preparation for my Lyson Continuous Ink System. He was very helpful including his instructions on how to print the targets using the newer Photoshop CS6. To make a long story short, I sent the profiles to arrive on a Thursday and the profiles arrived in my inbox by that same evening. I Immediately printed both gloss and matte prints and compared them to the samples that Marrutt had sent me as an evaluation of Lyson inks. They were perfect. The color match was right on target as well as the density (darkenss/lightness) of the prints. The flesh colors were accurate, the blacks and grays beautifully neutral, and both shadow and highlight areas were perfect. I found Michael Gordon’s work to be fast, accurate and very professional. I couldn’t have been more satisfied." Rev. Dr. Fred R. Krauss,
"The two profiles are great. Thanks to your profiles I am back in business."
Mathews Gallery & Studios, Aransas Pass TX
"Wow, I barely got back from sending the targets at the post office, and here are the profiles. That was fast!" James Hoggard, Fredonia NY
"I just wanted to leave a note to say I'm really pleased with your product and your customer service is the best. Keep up the good work! Thanks." Robert Day - Grand Haven, MI
"I wanted to get back to you and tell you how happy I've been with the profiles you made for me. They're the best I've had yet. Thanks!" Howard Slavitt - Lafayette, CA
"I received my color profile for the Epson R1900 with Ultra premium Photo Paper Luster. Where I had been frustrated with the difference between my monitor image and the print, I am now getting prints that are true to the edited monitor image. The results were great with a recent set of Grand Canyon prints that involved a very challenging range of color and tone. Thank you for the excellent profile!" Terry Goodman, North Carolina
"The profile works great! Pretty much dead on. Thanks for the fast service as well!"
Ian Lindsey, Hawai'i
"I Just made my first test prints with your printer profiles and they are wonderful. Thank you so much -- you have saved me I don't know how much frustration -- and wasted photo paper..." Phyllis Kedl, Minnesota
The profiles are outstanding, thank you. What initially prompted me to get custom profiles was that Epson's profile for the Exhibition Fiber is ridiculously off. But I didn't quite appreciate what an amazing difference that extra two percent could make with the glossy and luster profiles, both in terms of shadow detail as well as color accuracy...Thanks for the great work. I will certainly spread the word. Steven Daly, California
"The profile that you have created produces a perfect
color match on my Epson WF-7510 pigment ink printer. I could not be happier.
I am still using an ancient Samsung 21" CRT monitor, but now I don't have to worry
about unexpected results from my prints". Thao Nguyen, California
"The profiles you have made for me have worked out wonderfully. I am getting a much wider range with darks darker and lights are lighter while faithfully reproducing the colors as soft proofed. Thank you for the great service." James Christopherson, Massachusetts
"Just ran a print test and I love it! Better than the standard profile provided by Red River and very, very close to the reference master that Charlie Cramer gave us in his workshop. I'm very pleased!" Rick Whitacre, California
"Great work. Your printer profile makes a good printer better. Many thanks." Jim Berry, Georgia
"The profile is excellent – the best I have used!...Colors are smooth with no “hitches.” Thanks for the quick, quality service." David Hodson, Maine
"I could not be happier! Colors spot on including skin tones,
neutral BW, and
great shadow detail. Many thanks." Danton DeGuia, Florida