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Old Nov 28, 2005, 4:43 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I am having big problmes trying to get my ip4200 to print the correct colours.

I am happy that my monitor is calibrated (after lots of messing about) and I am happy with the colour profile I am using in PS7. I say that because I have a colour chart and the colour on the screen (in PS) look perfect.

No matter what I do I can't the the same results onto paper. I have tried setting the same ICC for the printer that I am using in PS but it makes no difference. None of the ICC's I have seem to make any difference to the print.

The best result I got was from adjusting the cyan, magenta and yellow in the printer options but no matter how hard I try the cyan comes out too dark and blue always turns out purple.

Any ideas?



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Kodak Ultima glossy paper
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Old Nov 28, 2005, 7:24 AM   #2
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If you blues are appearing purple then it would mean you have too much magenta.

red+blue = purple

Kodak has recommended settings for their paper on their website located here:

http://kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.j...q-locale=en_US

The settings they show for the Ultima paper on the iP4200 are:

Paper/Media>Other Photo Paper

Print Quality>Custom>Difusion

Color/Intensity>Magenta-10, yellow+5


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Old Nov 28, 2005, 7:56 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply.

I followed the procedure set by Kodak but it didn't work. The blue was still purple and the cyan and green where too dark.

I could get the blue pretty close by dropping magenta to -50 but then the red was pink and magenta was a pale orange. :?

I am toying with the idea of removing all the ICC profiles from the printer as it seems that the adjustments I am making are conflicting with the profiles.

Would I be right in thinking that if I assign the same ICC profile to the monitor, workspace in PS and the printer that the print should be the same as whats on the screen?

It feels like the problem is that the monitor and PS are using RGB while the printer only has adjustment for CMYK. Any way to change that?

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