Print Preview does not match image on screen

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Jn., Jul 26, 2004.

  1. Jn.

    Jn. Guest

    Hey all..

    Suddenly having trouble with printing from Photoshop CS.. [FYI, using
    PS CS on OSX Panther, Adobe RGB1998 Color space, Epson 2200 printer,
    double sided matte paper].. here's the deal..

    I'm retouching some photos, and they look great on my screen
    [calibrated with Monaco EZ Color] and then when I go to print, I hit
    print preview, and the image within the preview box does not match the
    colors of the actual image on my screen. It looks rather yellow and
    dull compared to my screen.. the printer actually prints like the
    "print preview" image more than the actual image on my screen.. it's so

    What would make the preview image appear differently than the image on
    my screen? It's driving me nuts trying to figure it out.. I've tried
    all sorts of color profiles and different printer settings but nothing
    seems to fix the problem..

    Can anyone offer me some advice? I'll make it worth your while!

    Jn., Jul 26, 2004
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    Arty Phacting, Aug 3, 2004
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  3. Jn.

    Mike Russell Guest

    The Epson preview image is in printer color space. Since the printer color
    space does not match your screen, it may be considered an uncorrected image
    for screen viewing purposes, and not particularly relevant to whether your
    printed image matches.

    OTOH, knowing this, you do get some idea of what the printer profile is
    doing to your image. A very yellow preview might (emphasis on "might") mean
    that your display is set to ahigh color temperature. Run Adobe Gamma and
    set the temp down to 6500K or even less. This is not central to your
    problem, though, IMHO.

    As for the printed image matching the preview image, this is a separate
    issue from the preview being yellow. It is quite easy to double profile
    your printed image in photoshop, though with Epson's the hallmark of this is
    a magenta image, not a yellow one. Check out your printer setup and
    procedure in the appropriate articles at Ian Lyons's excellent web page

    Free donuts? Just kidding.
    Mike Russell, Aug 3, 2004
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