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22nd Nov 2004, 06:29 pm
I have found that when using Photoshop and printing through my epson printer the colours do not match what is on the screen. sometimes there is a dramatic difference between what is on screen and what comes out of the printer.
I have heard it is to do with colour management - i went into this option but it looks like a mine field of info that i just do not understand. Can anyone help with this problem?
22nd Nov 2004, 11:45 pm
Colour management is one of the biggest pains in the :*: :!: with Windows. Sadly, there's no easy way although there are lots of proprietry solutions. Thake a look at this Microsoft article (http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/device/display/color/icmwp.mspx) for some background on the situation.
Many offices I know simply keep a printed colour chart for each printer using some colour book such as Pantone as a reference. That way, when you select a colour by name, you know how your printer will print it, irrespective of how it look on screen. Of course, having done this, you can always change your monitor settings to match the printed colour. I guess that's the simplest way to achieve colour matching.
Maybe in the future there will be a better way.
26th Nov 2004, 06:47 pm
thanks for your words - i'll check out the article.
what a pain in the backside it is!!
27th Nov 2004, 06:13 am
I use photoshop a lot...really...and i work for a colour specialist...this involves applying colour to elevations and plans which are identical to paint chips...so trust me on this one...you may need to adjust your monitor or create a profile for your monitor...if you go into photoshop help and search for the following topics you will most likely solve your problem...if you haven't fixed it already
or...you are working in cmyk and you should be using rgb mode in photoshop...
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