Working from Home Must-Haves
Staying productive and professional when working from home can be made so much easier with the right tools and equipment. We’ve put together our top recommendations to keep your workflow efficient and comfortable and ensure it stays colour accurate even when you’re working away from the studio.
Monitors for Working from Home
Having a suitable area to work is a great start, but it’s important to make sure that the monitor you’re working on can help you deliver professional results. Aside from this, it’s more important than ever to take care of your eyes with added screen time in our day to day lives. BenQ and Eizo monitors are designed for creators who value quality and colour accuracy in their work, and they can also help to significantly reduce eye strain.
It may not be as easy to control ambient lighting while working from home, but it is just as important. Using the GrafiLite-2 will ensure that designers and photographers can view colour swatches and prints under standardised lighting conditions. Not only does this mean that you can be confident in what you’re seeing, but this compact LED lamp can be easily moved from room to room, or from home office to studio.
If you’re working in a brightly lit area, a PChOOD Monitor Hood is a simple solution to keep glare and excessive light away from your monitor for an optimised working station. Also available for laptops, meaning you can take editing outdoors for some fresh air while you’re stuck at home.
Learn more about the many benefits of using a monitor hood here.
Calibrate your monitor and devices
If you've been putting off calibrating your monitor, now is the perfect time to do it! We know that calibrating monitors often gets pushed back, but it's so important to ensure all of your screens are accurately calibrated to keep your work colour accurate to industry standards.
Calibrite offers a range of products to achieve colour accuracy and calibration to ensure a professional outcome on any work produced at home, as it will ensure all monitors in your workflow are profiled and calibrated.
Keep Colour Guides Handy
Colour guides are an essential tool for any designer and photographer. There is no need to lose access to accurate colour in your design flow while you're away from the office. Get yourself an accurate colour guide, and browse our range of Pantone Color Guides & Books to achieve consistent colour accuracy for graphics and print.
Get the limited edition Pantone Color of the Year 2022 - Very Peri guides for the most up to date selection of colours – this is the only guide to include the newly formulated PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri. Be sure to click here for some tips on incorporating Very Peri into your designs for 2022!