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Calibration of pro 200

Bensonchong
Apprentice

Hi there, I just got my new pro 200 and trying to calibrate the print. It’s much darker in brightness  and color is darker also. I’m using the ppl and try hard proofing and still unable to much color. Please help 

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jrhoffman75
Legend

Welcome to the forum.

Download the test image from this link:

https://1drv.ms/u/s!ApNpngg2Z6dbhIYEVaNQBuYp2nUaWg?e=kQ0u60

Open the image in your photo software and print the image. Do not make any adjustments, regardless of how the image may look on your display.

Reply back how the test print looks.

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, Pixma TR8620a, LR Classic

Hi, john. Thanks for the quick response. I’m quite sure that I would not be able to get this reply so soon. As for the test image printing. It went well. Almost a perfect match to my screen other than the face on right which look slightly richer than screen. It was perfect.

I believe I have some issues, I noticed that it a tiff file as my using jpeg or png files and also the other setting may be wrong. Please help. Happy belated Easter holiday

jrhoffman75
Legend

If the test image looks good on its own (proper brightness and color) and also looks very close to display then you should have a good printing workflow.

Can you post a screenshot of the print dialogue settings for the prints you don't think are good? Also what operating system and software are you using.

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, Pixma TR8620a, LR Classic

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Hi.

First, just to sure the printer is working properly, run a nozzle check.

I recommend that you have Photoshop manage color, not the printer. Set up Ps as shown in these two screenshots. (Using the paper type you are using. What paper are you using?)

#3.jpg#4.jpg

See how that prints.

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, Pixma TR8620a, LR Classic

Hi John, I’m using semi gloss paper. The picture that you sent me print accurately. So I don’t think nozzles problem. I was still using semi gloss for your picture print. Again thanks foythe super quick response 

If the test image prints accurately then we know the path from the computer to the printer is proper. Critically compare the printout to your monitor display. Do you see a similar difference between the print and display as you do with your family print? Did you make any edits to your family print before you printed it?

If the monitor calibration is off you could be making editing changes to make it look good on screen but actually moving the real file away from being correct. 

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, Pixma TR8620a, LR Classic
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