Yet another "prints-darker-than-screen" but with a twist...!

Started Feb 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
Adrian Van Contributing Member • Posts: 684
Re: Yet another "prints-darker-than-screen" but with a twist...!

Setting a new default setting with brightness and contrast adjustment works well for me. I started with the printer default first and then calibration and then set the other two after testing prints in my initial trails and reset default. This can also vary from camera to camera based on camera settings and saturation settings in camera. Canon and Nikon and Fuji have different densities in their files I found as I used all 3 DSLRs. What I also like, is I can take any file indoors or outdoors with different environments like sunny or cloudy, and then adjust printers brightness software setting, one point up or down for small gains in image brightness or density while printing. Best way to work printing one print to next and doing many prints and not having to go back always to Photoshop.

Of course getting the monitor close to default with calibration is the ideal solution, if you have monitor capable of this. Dell has a new monitor online at $599 Ultrasharp which is LED 24 inch that can be set between 350 to 50 lumens (therefore 100 lumens is possible) and this may be my next purchase for my windows computer. I plan to add XPS8500 special edition CPU with i7 64bit and AMD Radeon in my next update.

Good luck.

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