Do you print with the intent to view under certain lighting?

Started Apr 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
Alpha Doug
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In reply to digital ed, Apr 24, 2013

Actually, it sounds like your monitor, probably by accident, is pretty close on.  When I print, using a color calibrated system, I check the prints under a 5000K fluorescent light, pointed downward, next to my monitor.  This seems to work just fine.  However..... All prints will look somewhat different depending on the lighting conditions.  If they are in daylight, they will be close on to what I described above, but looking at them in 2300-2900 Kelvin Incandescent lighting will make them seem warm (the reflected orange light from the incandescents).  That's why galleries try to use color balanced or "neutral" lighting.

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