10-11-2017 02:51 PM
Need some help. I have a Pro-100 and I’m using windows 10 and Lightroom CC. I calibrated my monitor using the Color Munki Photo using the Canon recommended monitor setting values shown in the color management basics section of the printers manual. I disabled the color management in the printer setup then ran the printer calibration using the Color Munki and created the ICC profiles for my paper which is all Canon.
The problem I’m having is my prints are not matching what I see on the monitor and I can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong besides wasting a lot of ink and paper.
Any help would be appreciated.
10-11-2017 03:25 PM
Even though Canon recommends those settings, I don't use them.
The settings would probably be OK if I had the viewing light they decribe, but I am viewing in normal daylight.
Set the monitor to D65, gamma 2.2.
Try printing with factory profile for Canon paper or a downloaded profile for third party paper. Print this test image and see what you get.
Open file in your software and print it - don't make any adjustments.
10-11-2017 07:37 PM
OK, I set my monitor to a previous profile I had using the D65 setting. Opened Lightroom selected an image that had not been modified and printed it using the factory profile "canon pro-100 3 photo paper plus semi-gloss". The print resolution is at 300ppi, print sharpening is standard and media type is glossy, the result was the same. The image prints darker than what is showing on the screen and some of the details are lost.
10-11-2017 10:33 PM - edited 10-11-2017 10:38 PM
Did you choose the proper settings under “Page Setup”?
And the appropriate settings on right side:
10-12-2017 10:31 PM
Is this a situation where a previous printer worked OK and the only change is the new Pro-100?
Two things I can suggest based on my experience:
1. reinstall the printer driver. Updated one from Canon web site.
2. frequently the reason that prints look dark compared to the monitor is becasue the monitor is too bright and the exp;osure is adjusted to make the on-screen image look good. Download the test image from the site below, open the image in your software and then print the image - do not make any adjustments.
How does the print look?
10-13-2017 07:54 PM
I've had the Pro-100 for a while now but haven't really done that much printing with it.
I downloaded both of the printer drivers and printed the test image using both. While the prints look good there are some differences in the colors between the print and the screen. For instance the leaves on the screen look yellow but on the print are more orange and the rocks have more of a reddish tone and the sky has a purple tint. In the RGB patch the red square on the print is more orange.
10-13-2017 08:16 PM