I need some design advice. The project is a book, I am working in Adobe CC (InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop). The print run is 500-1000 copies, so it seems destined for a digital printer of some kind. Coated paper.
It contains a lot of color graphics and photographs. Much of the art is subtly colored, and the Illustrator files I’ve been given contain a lot of grays that are intended to be neutral. Some of them are large flat shapes that are intended to be completely uniform.
I understand the basics of color management and the use of ICC Profiles. But, in the real-world, is it realistic to expect that just because those things were done correctly, the grays are going to stay neutral and not shift to a weak chromatic color? And can I expect a large flat area of a light gray or other weak color to be uniform in appearance, not slightly mottled like you might expect from a color copier?
It is still very early in the process so nothing is baked in yet.
Also, if any of you have any opinions about which digital printing technology might be best for my circumstances or even the name of a printing company in North America, I’m all ears.