08-15-2017 08:46 PM - edited 08-15-2017 09:01 PM
So, I've gone ahead and bought a Pixma Pro 100 printer in hopes to print my artwork...
Is it one big waste of money?
I hope someone can help, this is causing me a lot of anxiety and physical pain/illness....
I am trying to print, gone through fiddling around with different settings, but I don't know how to make it print what I see on screen.
I believe I've calibrated it as well as it can be.
The print I have comes out printing things in white areas that can barely be seen on screen unless you know it's already there to zoom in, squint and see it. It's not something you would see while painting, but there are very noticible stroke lines in print that should not be there.
And this issue presents itself in other ways, there are certain things printing too harsh, not as soft looking like on screen.
Colors are okay overall, but not exact...
I feel it's printing the greens too dark/flat, missing the light yellow tones in the image.
But the biggest issue is with having things print in white areas, that cannot be seen on screen.
Even if I reduce the brightness/contrast of the monitor, it doesn't make it visible like it is on the print... and obviously I cannot paint properly with the monitor so dark.
08-16-2017 09:11 AM
08-16-2017 02:54 PM
08-16-2017 05:59 PM
Where is the test image?
I'm not sure what you mean by not making any adjustments...
And "If printer is working corretyou should have a good print with good colors.:"
I already changed settings around before, so I don't even know what the default would be... so how could it print out right?
And that is the problem, it didn't come out right when I printed for my own image.
08-16-2017 10:19 PM
08-17-2017 06:13 AM
08-17-2017 01:45 PM
Use whatever paper you want. Since you are trying to verify a printer problem I would use the paper you are using to print your artwork and select all the settings you would select to print on that paper.
Just don't make any changes in PS to the image - open the file and just print it.
Confgigure your options to have PS manage the color.