02-25-2018 05:44 PM - last edited on 02-25-2018 05:58 PM by Jason
Hey everyone, so I run a business printing tweets (it's called Framed Tweets), and after going to Fedex Office for a year, I just got a Pixma Pro-100 to print at home instead.
Problem is, the tweets I'm printing aren't nearly as crisp and clear as the prints I was getting from Kinko's. The text is a hair less-sharp, and the colors are less vibrant.
Does anyone have any ideas for the best settings to print a tweet? I'm working with a Mac and 100 lb, 275 gsm cardstock, by the way.
So you have an idea of what I'm talking about (left is Fedex's print, right is Pixma Pro 100) [Mod Note: Image removed per forum guidelines - inappropriate language].
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02-25-2018 06:07 PM
Looks like my image got censored for the profanity: here's the family-friendly version
(Left is Fedex Office's print, right is my Pixma Pro-100; note the slightly blurry, gray text + less color intensity on the "follow" button)
02-25-2018 06:21 PM
What media type are you selecting when you print? What kind of printer did FedEx use (maybe a laser printer)? Card stock (which I suspect is a matte type surface isn't the best media for a dye printer since the ink spreads.
02-25-2018 06:33 PM
Hey John, thanks for your reply!
I've played around with a few, but nothing in the list really matches what I'm using (it's not THAT textured, but it's definitely not photo paper). I'll admit, I've only tried a few—there's so many options...
Fedex was using their massive laser printer, yup. (side note, if you can suggest a laser printer that can handle thick cardstock and prints tweets perfectly, I would be open to returning this one and getting that)
I also tried using the Canon photo paper that came with the printer (with the media setting to match), but got similarly lackluster (literally!) results.
Any suggestions for a new kind of paper and/or media type setting to try?
02-25-2018 06:43 PM
Hi again. My experience with Canon paper has been excellent. What software are you printing from?
02-27-2018 02:22 AM
This actually looks pretty sharp. Still, the color is a bit off. The black text is greyish, and all icons are desaturated and kind of lackluster. Here's what I mean:
(First is the Fedex print, second is Pixma Pro-100)
How would you suggest fixing that?
02-27-2018 12:39 PM
The snappiest paper I have found is Photo Paper Pro Platinum printed at highest quality.
02-27-2018 03:36 PM
Hey John, I'd love to switch to that paper, but I do have 1,000 sheets of this particular custom-cut tweet paper I'd like to use. Is there something I could try to get more vivid colors printed with this paper? I noticed there's a TON of color profile options—could one of those be the answer? Thanks!