Calibrated monitor = saturated prints

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by pdechavez, May 24, 2009.

  1. pdechavez macrumors regular

    Dec 26, 2007
    So i calibrated my monitor, chose the profile name on PS and printed, but it seems over saturated. like, darker. whats wrong?
  2. toxic macrumors 68000

    Nov 9, 2008
    not quite sure what you mean, but i'm thinking your monitor is too bright.
  3. LittleCanonKid macrumors 6502

    Oct 22, 2008
    If you get your photos printed at a pharmacy store or something, they tend to universally crank the contrast/saturation on every photo that's printed... I'm not sure if you're printing with your own printer or not, but that's my experience with photo printing places that aren't specifically geared to people who want their shots untouched.
  4. pdechavez thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 26, 2007
    ive got my own printer, epson R1900, when I print them, they tend to be over saturated or too contrasty when printing colours. Think of it as:

    what comes out of the printer is like over tanned, burnt skin but on photoshop is perfectly tanned skin.
  5. Olivier L. macrumors member

    Feb 26, 2009
    How did you calibrate your monitor? Which profile do you use for your printer?

    If you did not try this path, you may look for target images to print and compare with screen, which help building a "visually calibrated print profile".

    Next solution is of course a real calibration device that will scan your print.

    Not a specialist, so I can not really help further...
  6. iGary Guest


    May 26, 2004
    Randy's House
    How are you printing? Are you letting the system manage the colors? Are you soft proofing for the paper and color space you are using?

    If you're at all serious about fine art printing, I recommend buying (and watching, start to end) this video.

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