12-08-2017 06:14 PM
I did read the thread about dark prints with the Pro-100, but it dealt with color images. I strictly print black and white.
So I bought a Canon Pro-1000 after reading many positive personal and professional reviews. I made my first two prints today, and they are a too dark. Let me qualify that statement. My first print was definitely too dark. So I lowered the brightness control on my 27" iMac monitor to the lowest setting, one bar showing. Then I went back into the Development module in Lightroom and lightened the image about a stop/stop and a half. The second print had much better highlight detail but the shadows were still too dark.
Because I print just B/W I didn't calibrate my monitor. I can barely see the image on my monitor when editing. What can I do to increase the brightness of print and still see the image on the monitor enough to edit it? Also, any ideas why the shadows would still be too dark but hte highlights are fine?
I'lll do my best to describe my settings.
Paper: Hahnemuhle Baryta FB (glossy) 8.5x11
Lightroom handles color managing (I think!). Using a Canon print profile.
All paper settings are high quality, glossy fine art.
Sorry for my ignorance. Hopefully my descriptions above will give you an idea of my issue. Please ask questions, but don't assume I know much of the technical lingo.
12-09-2017 03:57 PM
I have a Pro-100, but the application settings should be the same, so i will try to help.
Even though you say you print strictly B&W, do you have color inks installed?
If so, download and print this test image without making any adjustments to the image - don't worry how it looks on the monitor. Report back how the test print looks.
You said you are using a Canon print profile. Do you mean a Hahnemuehle developed profile for the Canon Pro-1000?
Are you on a Mac or PC computer?
12-09-2017 10:14 PM
Thanks for offering to help.
To answer your questions:
Yes, there are many color inks installed.
I am using Lightroom on an Apple iMac with 27" retina display.
I went to the Hahnemuhle website and downloaded their profiles for the Canon Pro 1000. I placed them in Library>ColorSync>Profiles>Displays
I'm using Hahnemuhle Baryta Fiber Based (FB glossy)
I'll print the test image tomorrow and get back to you.
12-09-2017 10:55 PM
If you go to System Preferences->Printers and Scanners what printer version do you see installed?
12-10-2017 07:29 AM
I see that the printer that is highlighted is an AirPrint version.
Does the one above it also say AirPrint?
If not try selecting that one to print. If it also says AirPrint delete both of them using the “-“ button and reinstall the printer using the “+” button. It may take a few minutes, but wait until you see a version that doesn’t say Bonjour or AirPrint.
Have you installed the the latest Canon driver from the Canon website?
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