A&P how on earth do i get my prints to match my monitor?

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  1. ace3

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    I can get them really close, but everything that should be brown has an obvious green tint to it when printed. pisses me off. :mad:

    - calibrated dell 30" monitor (huey pro)
    - lightroom (latest)
    - canon pro 9000 printer
    - canon paper
    - correct paper/printer profiles used in LR
    - turned off all printer management

    i seriously can't figure out what is going on.

    i need something that can calibrate my monitor & printer, but don't want to spend $500 on a spyder3studio

    any tips?
     
  2. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    if it matters any, i had about 200 8x10's printed by mpix, and they looked just like they did on my screen.

    :hs:
     
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    sounds more like a profile problem or double profiling going on :hs:
     
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    got any tips or links on how i can fix it? it's a bit frustrating
     
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    here's what i have everything set as:

    - canon "photo paper plus glossy"
    - print quality "custom" (quality: 1, halftoning: auto)
    - canon pro 9000 SP1 is supposed to be the profile for "photo paper plus glossy"

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    only thing i haven't tried is setting "Media Type" to "other photo paper".

    :dunno:
     
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    get an epson :dunno:
     
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    :rofl: :slap:
     
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    I have no idea, but if you're getting too much green does giving it some extra magenta help?
     
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    Without calibrating the printer your fighting a pretty difficult battle.
     
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    shouldn't the ICC profile for that printer/paper combo essentially make it -really- close?

    i have some ilford paper at home that i've never used. i'll download their ICC and give that a try.

    how else do you calibrate your printer, unless you have a $500 meter?
     
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    Printer calibration is just like monitor calibration in that your making software adjustments to hardware inaccuracies. The problems can be within the printers own logic boards, slight variances from perfect control of the ink delivery system, and even slightly out of spec ink itself. So without being able to print a calibration page and then using a meter to make the corrections your not gonna get it perfect.

    You could get it close (which is what I do everyday at work) by printing a calibration page (the ones that have a gamma adjustment for R,G,B as seperate pages make this very easy.) HP does on a lot of there lasers and so canon probably does to since hardware wise they are the same company in a lot of cases.
     
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    If you know your getting to much green though you can probably go into the printers control panel and adjust the green out a little. Depending on how advance the user controls are for that printer model. Sorry I don't work on canons everyday. Just HP, RICOH, and OKIDATA mostly.
     
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    looks like a printer calibration issue.
    especially since your labs prints come back ok.
     
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    If you're using printer profiles from the paper manufacturer, those will get you close, but won't guarantee absolute accuracy. Ideally you should get a profiling system for your printer (or there are websites who will do it for you.) Basically it prints out "targets" which are essentially color pallettes. Then you use the supplied scanner to scan the targets, and that will create your printer profile.

    If this is already what you have done, then maybe you made some mistakes in the profiling process, or the profiler you used isn't totally accurate.

    oh also, are you using Canon Inks? I ask cause the profiles provided by paper companies will likely be specific to the inks that originally came w/ the printer, so it wouldn't work right for 3rd party inks.
     

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