printing good colour

  skidoo 13:06 09 Jun 2011

how can you print the same colour as the screen

  LastChip 13:48 09 Jun 2011

That's your worst nightmare!

First you have to calibrate your screen and then you have to calibrate your printer and then possibly make some further minor changes.

In reality, it's close to impossible to get a perfect match, but you can come close.

Calibration equipment goes from around the £100 mark and varies in quality. You need to do a lot of research if you intend to go down that road.

Any change in ink manufacturer means you start all over again!

  wee eddie 14:31 09 Jun 2011

You must also realise that your Screen emits light and a Picture does not.

This may seem obvious but many people do not take this into account.

  skidoo 15:11 09 Jun 2011

Thanks guys I think I will forget about then . 73 G1-VHN

  woodchip 16:00 09 Jun 2011

And after you payed out may be as above up to £100 and more to calibrate your Screen it still depends on the Paper and ink you are using, Your best way if its a Epson Printer is do it in the Advanced Printer Properties after you choose Print, change the colour that you think will make it better etc then print a small test photo You will need to save the above Colour Profile each time until you get it as you want it, give each a different name, and do try to stick to the same paper and ink you are using, unless you want to go through the above again. When you print again on another day you need to load the Profile after clicking print in the Advanced Printer Properties as it will default to original settings unless it can be set to use them as Default settings

  woodchip 16:01 09 Jun 2011

PS I have gone through this Calibration lark using software and its no better than the way I posted above

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