New Epson r3000 prints darker than old Epson 4000

Started Feb 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
Petruska
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Leon, +50% brightness....OUCH!
In reply to Leon V, Feb 9, 2013

Leon V wrote:

My solution to same problem.

I too have prints from my R3000 that are darker than those viewed on my calibrated NEC 2690 monitor. My monitor intensity (brightness) is set to 80 cd/m², and cannot be set any lower.

So my solution, when I use Photoshop, is to put a Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer at the top of the layer stack. When I am working on a photo or illustration, I have this adjustment layer turned off. When I print this image, I turn this Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer on before printing. I found by printing a test image at several brightness levels, that a brightness of +50% makes the printed image match the image on the monitor when the adjustment layer is turned off.

For printing, I make the image brighter on the monitor than what I want, then the R3000 gives me a print that I want.

Leon Feigenbutz

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Continue to learn photography and photoshop and enjoy the experience. Leon

I use a R3000, NEC monitor claibrated with NEC's SprectraViewII system , and use PhotoShop and I have no need to increase the brightness for the print to match the monitor.  Something is wrong on your side to require a 50% brighntess increase before printing.

I use Windows, if you are using a MAC OS then I understand......

Bob P.

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