07-17-2017 01:32 PM
Thsi is an ongoing problem that crosses all the variables. Three different canon printers, ( ip4500--mg 7100--Pro100) 4 defferent papers, (canon--illford--epson) and all prints come out with an eggplant hue to the blacks. Only thing left is to buy a $250 i1 x-rite display calibration tool. I'd like some thoughts before I shell out more money chasing this problem.
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07-17-2017 03:03 PM
While calibrating your monitor is a good idea, it won't affect the issue you are reporting unless the monitor is off and you are adjusting color in your application to compensate.
Fiest thing I recommend is to download the following test image and open it in your photo application program.
WITHOUT MAKING ANY ADJUSTMENTS print the image and see how it looks.
I have found that black and white printing can be tricky. The paper can affect the tint. Theviewing light can affect the tint. If the paper has OBAs that can affect the tint.
Dye printers especially are touchy.
Report back after you print the test image and we will go from there.
07-17-2017 04:13 PM
thanks for the reply. Downloaded the image and placed into LR. from there I printed on red river 32lb glossy and what to my wonder it printed in black and white. I need to leave for the rest of the day but will get back to this tomorrow.
07-17-2017 04:24 PM - edited 07-17-2017 05:04 PM
Did you convert to all monochrome or print the image direct so it was color and B&W? I've seen conflicting discussions on the 'net about which approach to use. I convert to B&W in my application and then print just as if it was a color image. I don't let the printer driver do the conversion.
The other thing you can do is print a test print in Print Studio Pro and you can pick the best image and it will give you the adjustment.