Because monitors display pictures with RGB colorspace and printers use a CMYK colorspace, the two will always be a little different, and how precise you have to be will effect how complex it is to get the pritner to match waht you see on the screen. The simplest answer I can give would be to make sure that your monitor has been properly calibrated, make sure you are using professional Photo Editing software, and you are using an ICC profile that has either been calibrated specifically for your paper and printer with a calibration tool, or if you don't have access to a calibration tool, make sure you use a papr that has an ICC profile that you can download for the Pr9000 Mark II.
I'm not an expert in this area but have some experience.
What paper are you using and are you using ICC profiles for that paper?
How do the prints look on the monitor? Ok on the monitor, but look "horrible" when they print?
You kind of picky-backed on an existing thread. Did you read everything that's in this thread? Your answer is in there.
It isn't so much the paper, it's the fact that the colors you see on the screen aren't going to necessarily match what's printed, if you aren't using ICC profiles for the paper and printer you're using. You mentioned you used a Spyder calibration tool. Do you also have software, that you're printing with, that utilizes the ICC profile created by the Spyder? If you do, I would think it would also have functionality for paper ICC profiles.
Like I said, I'm not an expert on this, I'm sure someone else on this forum can explain this better than I did.
Spent hours trying to sync my MX 700 with monitor ........ prints look horrible.
Have my monitor calibrated with Spyder 2 Express.
Any help?????? Pleeeease???
I'm using Epson photo paper
I don't think it's the paper
Not sure how I make sure I'm using ICC profiles.
On the monitor they look fine & horrible when they print
OK, first off, make sure you are using Canon brand inks and paper. Get it right with these first.
Now, forget the monkey stuff, and make sure your monitor's contrast and brightness controls are set correctly.
If these are off even a little the correct color, on the print, will look bad.
Second make sure the gray scale is set properly on your monitor. On a Windows machine this calibration comes with the OS for free. Don't know about Mac's.
If any of these things are not right the printer will not print good quality prints no matter what profile you use.
You must remember the printer and the monitor are two separate pieces of equipment and neither knows what the other is doing.
Turn off any color correction in the printer and turn it on in the post software, if possibile.
This will work!
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