printing on glossy paper gets "wrong" color

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Anonymoose, Dec 11, 2003.

  1. Anonymoose

    Anonymoose Guest

    Hope someone can recommend a way to attack this. When I print on "normal"
    inkjet paper, I'm getting the color I expect (which is purple), but when I
    print on glossy paper, I'm getting violet...much, much too blue. I've got
    an HP officejet printer and I checked to make sure the correct color
    management profile is selected for it. Right now I'm dorking with the
    Saturation, Brightness, and Tone to try to adjust it, but even at the most
    extreme settings (Saturation Mutedest and Color Tone Warmest) I'm not near
    the correct color.

    Any ideas?
    Anonymoose, Dec 11, 2003
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    Scroobie Guest

    You failed to mention what brand of glossy paper you are using with
    the HP. These and other inkjet dye-based printers can be sensitive to
    the papers used, and this often leads to off-colors. I presume these
    are due to chemical reactions between the dyes and the absorption
    layer of the glossy paper. I have heard that Kodak papers are
    compatible with HP, but can't verify that.
    Scroobie, Dec 17, 2003
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    ~^Johnny^~ Guest

    What the heck - it's been a month waiting

    It is a =fundamental= of color management that your devices should be profiled
    once for each medium / brand of media / type ro style of media, etc.

    Four paper types = four printer profiles, etc.

    IF you do not do this, you will likely wind up ith ugly prints on three out
    of the four types. :)

    wide-open at throttle dot info

    "The first step in intelligent tinkering is to
    save all the parts." - Aldo Leopold
    ~^Johnny^~, Jan 25, 2004
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