How to get prints that are like what you see on screen

Started Feb 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Chris R-UK Forum Pro • Posts: 16,414
Re: How to get prints that are like what you see on screen

You get your print colours to match your colours on the monitor you need to calibrate both your monitor and your printer/paper combination.

Calibrating the monitor would be the first step but you will need a calibration device like those made by Spyder.  This article may be useful: Monitor Calibration

You can also buy devices for calibrating your printer/ink/paper combinations but as a start you could make sure that you use only your printer manufacturer's paper and ink, select the correct paper in the printer driver and make sure that colour management is carried out by the printer and not your software.  This will not be as good as proper printer/paper profiles but it may be better than what you are doing at the moment.

AFAIK soft proofing doesn't help with these aspects of colour management but it does show what colours are outside the gamut of your printer.

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