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Old Aug 30, 2010, 4:43 PM   #1
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Default Printer/Monitor Calibration

I was wanting to know how to get my monitor and printer matched up. My pictures look great on my screen but the color doesn't match when I print them. Any pointers?

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Old Aug 30, 2010, 8:13 PM   #2
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There are basically two ways - complicated and expensive, or simple and cheap.
Complicated and expensive - purchase a colorimeter, and calibrate both monitor and printer individually. After a couple tries, you should be able to get things working together.
Simple and cheap - make a print from a photo or d/l image which has full spectrum of colors. Print out the picture, using, if possible Print Image Matching. (basically a manufacturer supplied profile) Use either the software supplied with your graphics card, or a utility such as Adobe Gamma, to match your monitor to the print.
Most LCD monitors start out way too bright, so often the first thing is to reduce the brightness.

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