To get the most for your money
One of the best ways to avoid costly mistakes in setting up a color-managed workflow is to bring in
an experienced consultant. A well-qualified color-management pro understands the subtle differences
among various products on the market and can help you choose the products and configurations that make
the most business sense in terms of the level of color-control you need to be profitable. This may
mean making better use of the tools you already have in-house, or recommending additional
workflow-management tools that can further enhance productivity and efficiency.
But good consultants don't come cheap. Expect to pay about $1500 per day plus expenses for a
top-notch pro who can help you and your staff get up and running. Here are some tips for getting the
most for your money:
Before you even hire a consultant, clarify your expectations. Why are you bringing in a consultant?
What results would you like to achieve? Also, ask the consultant: