monitor calibration/inexpensive printer/inconsistent results...

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by ML, Jan 2, 2004.

  1. ML

    ML Guest

    I use PS7 and I have calibrated my monitor to the best my eyes can see.
    When I print, the images usually (80% of the time) come out slightly lighter
    than desired.
    But every once in a while (20%), I get a printout that is what I see on the
    screen.

    I realize the percentages should be reversed if the calibration is correct.
    But is this difference due to using an inexpensive printer?

    Is there somewhere I can get more up-to-date monitor profiles for PS7?
    ML, Jan 2, 2004
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  2. ML

    Jim Guest

    Have you calibrated your printer as well?
    "ML" <> wrote in message
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    > I use PS7 and I have calibrated my monitor to the best my eyes can see.
    > When I print, the images usually (80% of the time) come out slightly

    lighter
    > than desired.
    > But every once in a while (20%), I get a printout that is what I see on

    the
    > screen.
    >
    > I realize the percentages should be reversed if the calibration is

    correct.
    > But is this difference due to using an inexpensive printer?
    >
    > Is there somewhere I can get more up-to-date monitor profiles for PS7?
    >
    >
    Jim, Jan 2, 2004
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    Tom Guest

    "Jim" <> wrote in message
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    > Have you calibrated your printer as well?


    Now THAT is funny!

    I take it to mean "profiled your printer as well" as there ain't any cal
    work you can do.


    > "ML" <> wrote in message
    > news:_0iJb.918603$9l5.718992@pd7tw2no...
    > > I use PS7 and I have calibrated my monitor to the best my eyes can see.


    Using Adobe Gamma Loader I presume? You did not say.


    > > When I print, the images usually (80% of the time) come out slightly

    > lighter
    > > than desired.


    "Lighter" than desired normally indicates you are either in a larger color
    space than sRGB or you have a gamma problem.

    > > But every once in a while (20%), I get a printout that is what I see on

    > the
    > > screen.
    > >
    > > I realize the percentages should be reversed if the calibration is

    > correct.
    > > But is this difference due to using an inexpensive printer?


    I don't know... what printer are you using? If you mentioned it earlier, I
    must have missed it.


    > > Is there somewhere I can get more up-to-date monitor profiles for PS7?


    Monitor Profile for PS7? Huh?

    Read up on color spaces and management. Start here:
    http://www.creativepro.com/story/feature/14331-1.html

    Bruce Fraser is the master. Read and learn.

    Tom
    Tom, Jan 3, 2004
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