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Printed pictures do not look like screen

1220 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Mar 20, 2011 11:16 AM by William248 RSS
William248 Calculating status...
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Mar 20, 2011 7:06 AM
I am struggling getting printed pictures to look like the screen version. I have a Canon i960 attached to my computer. I have tried the different ColorSnyc profies, as well as "Printer" control.

I am wondering if I should try one of the other Aperture profiles - specifically a CMYK profile. And which one should I try?
MacPro, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • LilyJN Calculating status...
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    Mar 20, 2011 7:55 AM (in response to William248)
    Have you tried printing the same photo from a different program? Or tried sending a test shot to someone like Walgreens and seeing if you're getting the same problem?

    Is this is serious color shift or just minor tweaks?

    Lastly, the CMYK profile is generally only necessary for when you are doing offset press printing, like magazine stuff...
  • LilyJN Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 20, 2011 8:45 AM (in response to William248)
    I would send a copy out first off to see if its a printer issue or a monitor issue. If it's a monitor issue (the print from Target/Walgreens comes back with the same color cast issues), try the in-computer software to recalibrate and if no luck with that, then consider getting a dedicated monitor calibrator like Spyder.

    Also, have you run a nozzle clean on your printer?
  • Bill Veeser Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Mar 20, 2011 9:12 AM (in response to William248)
    If your Monitor is relatively accurate, make sure in Aperture the monitor is set correctly by selecting the correct printer profile from "view" "proofing profile". Foe example I have a canon IP5200 printer so I select IP5200/5200R PR3 from the proofing profile options. Then when you go to print make sure you have selected the correct print profile for your printer (found in "print image""color profile") . Again since I have the Canon printer I selected "Canon IP5200/5200R PR3". Each printer comes with their own set of print profiles.
    PS PR3 is canons code for type of paper and quality of print.
    macbook Pro 2.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.6), Aperture 3.1.1


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