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Printing Too Dark... H3 Lp!

hello hello
I have an Epson 2400 and using Mac, CS2 bla bla
I just calibrated my screen.. so i’m pretty sure i see “right”
but although i have my B&W prints finally coming out fine.. the colour is very muddy.. the right tone but too dark..
does this right any bells with any fellow printer
thx :)

by [a former member] at 2006-04-05 19:11:14 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) brooklyn , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

could it be the black ink cartridge? matt black and photo black?

by [former member] | 05 Apr 2006 19:04 | brooklyn, United States | | Report spam→
Did you convert to your paper profile before shooting the file off to print?

by Imke Lass | 05 Apr 2006 22:04 | Savannah, United States | | Report spam→
I have an Epson 2200 and had similar issues with the first few prints. Things to check:

- printer setup (if using CS2 turn OFF any ‘color management’ that the printer might be contributing)
- paper setup(download the profiles for your printer/paper/application combination)
- in the abscence of a profile of the printer output you can download a ‘test image’ with known attributes for both onscreen and printer output comparisons
- examples such test images can be found here: http://creative.gettyimages.com/source/services/ColorResources.aspx (warning – files are large – download to disk and then view with CS2 or other programs)


by Dale Reagan | 05 Apr 2006 23:04 | Savannah, Georgia | | Report spam→
Hello Imke and Dale in Beautiful Savannah

THx for your help

I did download the profile from the inkpress site (the paper i am using)
selected it on the print preview..
also selected INKJET photo paper, on the next box
then No color management …
I have followed the advice of a few posts i have found on lightstalkers .. but still too dark
I used the same paper on an 1800 and never had this problem, but then it was thru In Design…
does that change things so much?? I AM CONFUSED!! Especially as my Indesign is NOT giving me the CMYK option!

(When you print out the test images… is it to see have much you may have to compensate with your own image despite having calibrated your screen?.. if so.. bummer!)

by [former member] | 06 Apr 2006 04:04 (ed. Apr 6 2006) | brooklyn, United States | | Report spam→

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Imke Lass, Photographer Imke Lass
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Dale Reagan, Photographer, Consultant Dale Reagan
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