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Re: Pixma Pro 100 - Color Issues

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According to something I just read on Reddit, my monitor is not really ideal for photo proofing.  It's a TN panel, not an IPS.  I know from other research IPS are better (although I don't really know why).

 

If I'm using paper that I don't have an ICC profile for - like sticker paper - would I need to make profiles using the ColorMunki?

 

I'll try out the ICC profile you recommended.  I'm on my last sheet of paper, though, and won't get the new paper till tomorrow/monday.

 

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What's the difference between the <SG> 1/2 and the <SG> 3?

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Re: Pixma Pro 100 - Color Issues

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I was just looking at Reddit as well. This link may have some help. 

 

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_s2716dg.htm

 

As as a first try I would choose a media type with the same surface properties as the sticker paper and use the Canon profile for that paper. 

 

The ½ and 3 are the quality settings. I always use 1 or High, depending on selection option in the driver. 

 

In principle paper profiling is desireable and should give best quality. In practice it is difficult and I've seen posts (and have personal experience) where ordering custom profiles gave worse results than the vendor profiles.

 

Found this:

 

https://www.xrite.com/service-support/poor_results_with_colormunki_display_on_pc

 

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LRCC Classic
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Re: Pixma Pro 100 - Color Issues

I used my last sheet of paper to print out the test image using the profile you suggested, and I'm pretty sure it worked!  I've got more paper on order, so I'll be able to test it more on Monday.

 

I'll test the glossy and matte photo paper profiles with our sticker paper and see how that goes.

 

Thank you so much!

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Re: Pixma Pro 100 - Color Issues

Does the sticker paper maker provide printer setting recommendations?

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LRCC Classic
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Re: Pixma Pro 100 - Color Issues

Even though this isn’t for the Pro-100 it does explain the profiles. 

 

https://support.usa.canon.com/kb/index?page=content&id=ART106964

 

Looks like the 2005 profile could be used for your sticker paper as a start. 

 

I tried a print print using the IJ...2005 profile and got poor results. 

 

I think your your printer will be on target with the correct profiles. 

 

An idea to consider.  Reddit and the link I provided give recommendations for calibration and in the article in my link he gives a link to a custom profile he created.  You could try those.

 

If you don’t really need the gaming  features I suggest you consider returning the calibration device and look into a photo monitor. Dell and BenQ sell good photo monitors at reasonable prices. They generally have a factory calibrated setting for Abobe RGB color, which is what you want for photo work.

 

If you needed to profile you could look into rental 

 

Let me know how your print comes out. 

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LRCC Classic
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Re: Pixma Pro 100 - Color Issues

Everything seems to be working great!  The stickers are a bit of a problem, because they don't print from Photoshop directly, but I think I've found a workaround, printing a PDF from the other program, then opening and printing the PDF in Photoshop.

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Re: Pixma Pro 100 - Color Issues

That's great.

John Hoffman
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Re: Pixma Pro 100 - Color Issues

Is there a good way to calibrate the Canon printer to print accurately if I can't select an ICC profile?  The sticker software allows me to select the media type (I'm selecting a glossy Canon photo paper), but there aren't any color handling options other than Color/Intensity Manual Adjustment.

 

I think the PDF method might be throwing off the cut lines.

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Re: Pixma Pro 100 - Color Issues

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Can you post a screenshot of the sticker software print option page?

 

Also, found this. https://www.reddit.com/r/artistalley/comments/8jdyj7/printing_stickers_at_home_with_a_canon_pixma_pr...

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LRCC Classic
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