Calibration for monitor or calibration for both Monitor/printer

Started Sep 30, 2019 | Discussions thread
flyinglentris Senior Member • Posts: 1,344
Re: Calibration for monitor or calibration for both Monitor/printer

jpegman wrote:

In all honesty flyinglentris, anyone who goes this deep into color management no one would print color photos! I believe in KISS. (Keep It Simple Stupid)

I can appreciate that and understand fully.   By one token, you are right on, but by another token, I find a member who once owned a print lab berating that people bring in work and don't understand jack about color management.

Simply, as JToolman says certify the printer using a standard image, the OEM inks and paper and if you get a quality print then move onto color management at the monitor. Next calibrate your process monitor using the X-Rite hardware/software puck standard and if done correctly the resulting prints will match the screen! Tweak it to custom cd/m^2 depending on computer/viewing room brightness, and a custom ICC profile if using non OEM papers/inks, or even if the OEM Profiles aren't deemed perfect.

Just my $0.02

As I have said, I have yet to buy in yet and am just researching and spitting out what my journey has sucked in.  Your feedback is honestly appreciated.  Color management is interesting stuff and I am going to continue reading the book for whatever enlightenment it offers, not that I will ever use most of it.


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