I don't know much about color formats and color profiles, so I could use some help. I have a project that I plan to get professionally printed. However, I tried printing on my home printer as well as FedEx Office and the colors are drastically different from my monitor (Dell UltraSharp U3415W PXF9 34" Curved LED-Lit Monitor). When printed, my purple looks like blue, and my light gray looks dark, etc.
I have my document setup as Print-ready with CMYK/8 and all my colors have been created using the CMYK slider. This has been the case since I first started this document.
So, I have a couple questions:
1. Am I doing something wrong?
2. What is a color profile?
3. How do I prevent this from happening when I get it professionally printed? (I think they want PDF, but may accept other formats)
Thank you in advance!
I attached a couple images of my Document Setup and CMYK Slider.