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Canon IP 4600


ANW 6 29 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2009 3:08PM
I have recently bought a Canon Pixma IP 4600. Initial prints from it show the following trends.
1. Printing from Easy Photo Print EX produces pale, low saturation prints cf the monitor. Activation of the Vivid option improves this.
2. Printing from DPP also tends towards pale unsaturation.
3. Printing from Elements 7 with elements controlling the colour and profile set to IP4600 pr1 gives better satuaration, but greens tend to too red and dull.
I am setting Adobe RGB colour space and using Canon paper and ink.
Can anyone advise on best settings in Elements and in the printer properties to give optimum results.

thanks in advance

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strawman 11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2009 3:39PM
Is your monitor calibrated? If not do that first.

Next select a colour space that your printer supports, if it is sRGB then make certain your image is. So before using Adobe RGB, check your printer supports it.

To be honest your description could be an Adobe RGB image being printed by an SRGB printer.
cameracat 11 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
9 Apr 2009 6:07PM

Quote:Adobe RGB image being printed by an SRGB printer


What John said.......Smile

Plus monitor calibration, That is absolutely vital.......!

Don't expect a precise match with a monitor, Even when calibrated the temprature of paper & display screens are never going to be identical, However the results should be close.

My experience of Canon printers is this, You plug them in, Run the software, Start printing perfect results everytime.......Smile
User_Removed 5 694 3 Scotland
9 Apr 2009 7:58PM
ANW you may be interested in this link
RogBrown 7 3.0k 10 England
9 Apr 2009 11:15PM
I bought an IP 4600 recently too, & the results using Easy Photo Print & cheapo Tesco paper are mind-blowing. Can't be bothered with all that messing around printing from Elements!
9 Apr 2009 11:52PM
Hi Rog - I too use Tesco 'Glossy A4 photo paper' with excellent results, printing from PSP v8.10 on my iP4500. Wink

The Spyder 2 Express that I bought lies unused and unloved in my cupboard. Sad
jas
RogBrown 7 3.0k 10 England
10 Apr 2009 1:24AM
Hi Jas
The paper I'm using is Tesco Premium Photo Lightweight Glossy inkjet paper - from memory, about 4 for 30 sheets.
ANW 6 29 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2009 5:32PM
Thanks for the comments guys. After more reading of the manual and general fidling I can now get reasonably consistant results printing from either Elements, PDP or Easy photo ex. Not 100% cf the monitor but this is not calibrated. Happy with what I 've got.

Adam
User_Removed 5 694 3 Scotland
10 Apr 2009 5:55PM
Did you install the Adobe RGB patch from my link ?.
ANW 6 29 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2009 10:50PM
The_Crofter wrote
"Did you install the Adobe RGB patch from my link ?"

Yes I did. Thanks
tomcat e2
9 6.2k 15 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2009 7:16PM

Quote:I bought an IP 4600 recently too, & the results using Easy Photo Print & cheapo Tesco paper are mind-blowing. Can't be bothered with all that messing around printing from Elements!


Mr Brown,you are a genius Smile
Purchased the iP4600 this afternoon(The only one in town so I paid about an extra 10 above W.E listing))
Popped to Tescos and purchased to different types of glossy photo paper(very reasonably priced too).
Set it all up and have just run off half a dozen images(A4) using Easy Photo-print)
The results are as you describe "mind blowing"
To be honest tried a sample shot in CS,but whatever I enabled/disabled the colour rendition was well out.
Ran same image through Easy-Print and it came out perfect.
I think I read somewhere that Keith stated the Canon software was very good

The next time I am passing I'll put one over the bar for you Wink

All ther best

Adrian
steve_p 9 1.1k England
11 Apr 2009 9:36PM

Quote:I bought an IP 4600 recently too, & the results using Easy Photo Print & cheapo Tesco paper are mind-blowing. Can't be bothered with all that messing around printing from Elements!

I found the same easy printing and superb results using Sainsburys own brand paper!
My wife gets me some when she goes shopping so I dont even have to pay for the paper!Wink
11 Apr 2009 9:45PM

Quote:My wife gets me some when she goes shopping so I dont even have to pay for the paper
!

With me it's the other way around.

I buy the paper and have to do the wifes prints for her.

My daughters as well, when she borrows my digicam!.

jas
tomcat e2
9 6.2k 15 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2009 9:47PM

Quote:My experience of Canon printers is this, You plug them in, Run the software, Start printing perfect results everytime......


Apologies Vince for not including your goodself in my post Smile

Adrian
Kris_Dutson 12 8.2k 1 England
11 Apr 2009 9:56PM
Mine produces excellent results printing from PS CS3 using Fuji Satin.

Smile

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