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deerpark243 07-08-2015 06:36 PM

Monitor & printer calibration
My Epson r1800 is about 1 stop lighter(or more) than my HP 2011x monitor. Is there a way to correct this without buying a X-Rite ColorMunki Photo, Monitor Calibration, Camera & Printing Profiling system(or monitor)? It's a waste having to keep adjusting the image for it to come out of the printer correctly.

Thank you

Mr. Pickles 07-08-2015 08:15 PM

Re: Monitor & printer calibration
Could adjust the printer settings in the software you use to print with. You might use color matching in the driver, which could be an issue. But could be worked around. What program you use?

deerpark243 07-08-2015 10:15 PM

Re: Monitor & printer calibration
It seems it really doesn't matter what program I use, it's looks great on the monitor, too light when the printer print's. But that's a good idea I can try and make my own profile.

ruben_c 07-14-2015 02:51 AM

Re: Monitor & printer calibration
If having the same colors and contrast on your monitor as it comes out on your printer, there is no way around a sensor. Furthermore, you need to work with printer profiles for each different paper.

Have a look into this eBook for a short overview on a color managed workflow:

If you decide to buy such a calibrator, be sure you buy one with ambient light sensor that will calibrate the contrast of your monitor correctly to the room light in your room. This is the one I use:
Just think about the money you would spend in paper and inks during the next five years in try and error. It might be worth it if you print a lot.

gryphonslair99 07-14-2015 09:19 PM

Re: Monitor & printer calibration
A long, but very good read: Making fine prints in your digital darkroom: Getting started

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