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Re: how do I calibrate my canon pixma pro 100 to match my monitor

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Print Studio Pro should handle all the correct settings. Are you using Canon paper?

 

Can you post a screen shot of your Print Studio Pro settings?

 

macOS or Windows machine?

John Hoffman
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Re: how do I calibrate my canon pixma pro 100 to match my monitor

Perhaps poor choice of words.  On the driver window there is a radio button for color/intensity, set to manual.  Opens another window which allows setting color control to none.

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Re: how do I calibrate my canon pixma pro 100 to match my monitor

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That's the correct setting to disable color matching in printer. 

 

Did you select a media type in the printer driver?

 

In Lightroom did you select the correct paper profile in the Print module?

 

With None set in the driver and a match between the media type in the driver and paper profile in Lightroom you should get excellent prints. 

 

How does your nozzle check look when you run one?

 

You could give Canon a call directly at 1-800-OK-CANON

John Hoffman
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Re: how do I calibrate my canon pixma pro 100 to match my monitor

Thanks for your answer.

 

Yes, I selected media type in driver.  I took a pic of an American Flag to use as test image outside in bright light.  Since I am doing a lot of testing (NEW printer), I am using some old paper I have _ Canon High Res paper, HR-101.  This is not in the LR or PS list and I can't find a profile for it on line.  Am using Photo Paper Pro Luster(3) in PS.  Colors look a little muddy.  Had to severely boost saturation, use a duplicate layer with screen blending mode at 45% opacity and some additional contrast adjustments to get as close as I want to.  The initial print is very close to the RAW file appearance, but that's not where I want to end up.  Perhaps I'm being unrealistic about matching screen colors to print colors.  Have always had trouble esp with reds.

 

I had called Canon and they patiently spent about 2 hrs on phone with me going through various maneuvers without any successful outcome.

 

Printer is 2 days old, expect nozzle pattern to be good.  BTW is there an easy way to get to the maintenance utility beside going to Control Panel>Printers>Canon driver on Win 10?

 

Jeff Rothburd

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Re: how do I calibrate my canon pixma pro 100 to match my monitor

Hi Jeff. 

 

I'm not sure it's any faster, but if you installed Canon My Printer you can use that to access the maintenance tab. 

 

Download and print the test image from this link:

 

http://www.outbackphoto.com/printinginsights/pi049/essay.html

 

Don't make any adjustments to image in software. Open the file and print it. 

 

I'm not familiar with that paper, but maybe try Other Glossy Paper as a profile. 

 

One thing to try - do a screen print of your monitor and when the printer window comes up select plain paper and print on regular copier paper. 

 

If if that doesn't print well something is wrong with printer. 

 

Even though printer is new is new you should definitely run a nozzle check. 

John Hoffman
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Re: how do I calibrate my canon pixma pro 100 to match my monitor

John, thanks for your suggestions and quick reply.  EBiggs1, yup, those are the print settings I have.

 

Jeff

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Re: how do I calibrate my canon pixma pro 100 to match my monitor

Here is my PS print setting screen shotprinter settings.jpg

 

Printed the test image you suggested. The reds look sl dull in the strawberry and gamut ramp. Red also looks a bit orange in gamut ramp. The red in the color in the rgb patch looks orange! Magentas (4 squares on upper left of rgb pattern also somewhat undersaturated.  Skin tones look good.  Sky gradient is somewhat dull, but all there.  Looking at the rest of the images, the colors just don't pop.  Biggest issue seems to be in RGB squares and gamut ramp.

 

I think I may be hypercritical of what the printer can reproduce.

 

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Re: how do I calibrate my canon pixma pro 100 to match my monitor

Oh yeah, printe the test image on the canon hr101 paper.  It's a flat finish with a coating on one side,

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Re: how do I calibrate my canon pixma pro 100 to match my monitor

Printer settings again.  Hopefully easier to read

 

 

 

printer settings2.jpg

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Re: how do I calibrate my canon pixma pro 100 to match my monitor

I'm not at home now, so I can't check this myself, but it the Canon driver has an option for High Resolution Paper then I would assume it has a profile as well.
John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472
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