06-12-2017 04:05 PM
I still think your issue relates to the paper and the profile you are selecting. Costco most likely uses a profile intended for their paper.
I guess you need to balance the cost benefit of using paper you have and not getting the best prints and/or spending on ink while you chase the problem or getting some Canon paper that is compatible with the Pro-100.
Canon frquently has sales at its eStore where you can get multiple packs of paper for free when you buy ink.
Right now at the eStore:
"Receive 5 FREE Gifts when you buy 3 Professional Individual Ink Tanks - Offer valid June 1, 2017 12:00 a.m. through June 18, 2017 11:59 p.m. ET. Offer valid in U.S.A. only, and void where prohibited, taxed or restricted. Free Gifts Include: 2 packs of Pro Paper Sampler Pack and 3 packs of Matte Photo Paper 8.5x11 50 Sheets. Availability of certain items may be imited. Limit of ten of any one item per order, subject to availability. Order will be shipped to a street address in the 50 United States or the District of Columbia only. Dealers, distributors and other resellers are not eligible for this offer. Offer subject to Terms of Sale"
In the past I've gotten several hundred dollars worth of paper for free when buying ink.
06-12-2017 05:01 PM
"I still think your issue relates to the paper and the profile you are selecting."
Ditto! Me too.
Plus your contrast is off. If you increased the contrast to the same level those two samples would look pretty good.
The three most important things to consider and you don't need any monkey's, is monitor brightness, grey-scale and contrast. Get these three settings spot on and the rest will be pretty darn good.
But do get some Canon paper with known profiles.
06-12-2017 08:51 PM
Those images were both unaltered - straight off the monitor/scanner. Shouldn't they look the same without adjusting contrast?
Re paper, they were made using Canon High Resolution paper with driver and PS set appropriately for that paper. While I certainly appreciate everyone's suggestions/comments, I do find it hard to believe that the paper profile could cause the color shift seen in the rgb squares. If I am wrong, please enlighten me.
06-12-2017 09:33 PM - edited 06-12-2017 09:37 PM
There are two parts to the printing process. Selecting the media type (paper surface) tells the printer how to lay down the ink. The ICC profile tells the printer how to control the color to compensate for the paper property and ensure that the color in the file matches the color on the print. The monitor introdcues a second translation; thats why the instructions for the Outback photo test image say not to make any adjustments.
If i understand correctly, you are using High Resolution paper, which Canon says is a matte finish and printing using Photo Paper Pro Luster ICC profile (which is a glossy surface). There is no Pro-100 profile for High Resolution paper that I can find.
I ran an experiment - I printed the Outback test image on Luster paper using the Luster profile and selecting Luster media.
The I selected High Resolution media type in the driver and printed using Luster profile on Photo Paper Pro Premium Matte ((PPPPM) paper (the only matte paper I have).
Next, I selected Photo Paper Pro Premium Matte media type printed using Luster profile on Photo Paper Pro Premium Matte paper.
Finally, I selected Photo Paper Pro Premium Matte media type printed using Photo Paper Pro Premium Matte profile on Photo Paper Pro Premium Matte paper.
Aside from the surface difference, the Luster/Luster and PPPPM/PPPPM prints looked the same.
Both the PPPPM media selection and the HR media selection on the matte paper printed visually the same but had less contrast and a slight muddy look compared to the Luster/Luster and PPPPM/PPPPM prints.
How did you scan the downloaded test image? I am missing that step.
06-12-2017 09:47 PM
I have an epson perfection 1240U flatbed scanner. Used that. The scanned image on the monitor looked exactly like the printed image in my hand.
06-13-2017 08:27 AM
An unrelated question to the topic we've been discussing. I've read, I think somewhwere in this forum, that the grey colors are used only when printing black and white images. If so, does one have to make any changes to printer settings either in driver or program used to do the printing? Again I would typically be using PS or LR.
06-13-2017 08:40 AM
Its my understanding that the gray inks are only used when selecting Fine Art paper types.