Color Munki i9900 red is magenta

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rdardas Regular Member • Posts: 124
Color Munki i9900 red is magenta

I have a Canon i9900 printer and a Color Munki calibrated and paper/ink profiled system, but the red shades are printing on the maroon side of red. Anybody have any ideas about how to correct for this? Monitor is DoubleSight 265W.

Thanks,
Dick

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xilvar Senior Member • Posts: 1,403
Re: Color Munki i9900 red is magenta

I sometimes correct black neutrality with my colormunki profiles by doing an enhancing step using an image which is just color tone bracketed grayscale.

You could try doing the same for red by creating an image in photoshop using a red primary color and then gradients away from it in various different tonality directions. Then use that image to enhance the profile.

xilvar Senior Member • Posts: 1,403
Try waiting longer before measuring too...

Oh, I forgot to mention. You might want to try waiting longer for the prints to dry than the colormunki suggestion. I actually wait about an hour usually because my magentas seem to take QUITE a while to settle.

To do this you'll need to start generating a new profile though. do NOT add one hour wait test charts to a 10 minute wait profile you already have.

rdardas wrote:

I have a Canon i9900 printer and a Color Munki calibrated and
paper/ink profiled system, but the red shades are printing on the
maroon side of red. Anybody have any ideas about how to correct for
this? Monitor is DoubleSight 265W.

Thanks,
Dick
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OP rdardas Regular Member • Posts: 124
Re: Try waiting longer before measuring too...

Thanks lots. I'll give that a try. I notice that the red bar on the first set of stripes has a definite magenta cast with the Canon, whereas it is a true red on the Epson. I would have thought that CM would correct for that.

Dick

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CaptnWil Regular Member • Posts: 270
Re: Try waiting longer before measuring too...

The i9900 will make some of the best prints you will ever see. I suspect your problem is in how the print driver is set up. Here is how to set it up:

Turn everything off, and set up the Man Page:

Media Type> Photo Paper pro
Print Quality> Custom> 1

Diffusion (very important)

Color Adjustments> Manual> Unchecked Enable ICM (very important)
Print Type> None (Most important)

Use these settings for making the profile and for the actual print. I think you will be amazed. I use the Eye1 system to make profiles. If your system doesn't get you good profiles with the above settings, there's something wrong with the profiling system or the printer.

Good Luck!
Wil

OP rdardas Regular Member • Posts: 124
Re: Try waiting longer before measuring too...

Wil,

Thank you so much for this advice. Detailed suggestions such as the ones you gave me are very hard to come by and only are possible if the person giving it has been there and done that! I will get to this today or tomorrow and let you know the results.

Most of the images I get from this printer are really good now. My only problem has been with the reds, which as I said in the original post are to much on the magenta side.

Once you have set up do you print from Photoshop and if so do you let printer or photoshop control the color?

Again, thanks, Wil

Dick

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