After you have printed the chartsWhen you are happy that the charts are correct, leave them to dry. In this time be very careful not to scratch the surface or damage it in any way. Even papers that claim to be “instant drying” can be vulnerable when first printed, and any blemishes in the printed charts can affect the accuracy of the profile. It’s worth taking a good look at the printed charts because they show what your printer/ink/paper combination is capable of. It is important to keep in mind that printer profiling cannot increase the range of colors that you can print. What it will do is to ensure that the colors that you can print are reproduced accurately, that transitions between colors are smooth, and that grays are genuinely gray. If you are sending more than one set of charts be sure to identify them clearly. Any marking must be done near the edges of the prints, outside the black border. Do not mark the prints, or apply adhesive labels, on the back within the printed area.