New Epson r3000 prints darker than old Epson 4000

Started Feb 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
Leon V Regular Member • Posts: 101
Re: New Epson r3000 prints darker than old Epson 4000

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

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