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JJGEE
JJGEE  96223 forum posts England18 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2013 - 5:52 PM


Quote: Frustrated at wasting ink and A3 paper is an understatement.

I used to get frustrated wasting chemicals & paper doing darkroom printing Sad

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digicammad
digicammad  1121988 forum posts United Kingdom37 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2013 - 6:14 PM

For about 50 you can get a colour profile made professionally to give you spot on results for your printer/ink/paper combination. At the cost of inks and paper it soon pays for itself and I would highly recommend it.

If you want more freedom and you have a decent scanner you can also buy software to produce the profiles yourself, but that is more faff and you have to first calibrate your scanner (which the software should do for you).

Ian

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mikehit
mikehit  46179 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2013 - 6:21 PM

Some paper manufacturers will give you a profile for free (Permajet for example).

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justin c
justin c  104512 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2013 - 6:47 PM


Quote: For about 50 you can get a colour profile made professionally

That's extremely expensive. You can now get one for around 15, even less if you shop around and you want more than one doing.

digicammad
digicammad  1121988 forum posts United Kingdom37 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2013 - 7:31 PM

It's several years since I got one and I paid 30. I just assumed they would have gone up not down. Smile

justin c
justin c  104512 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2013 - 7:47 PM

Thankfully the prices have come down a lot Smile

janeez
janeez e2 Member 51174 forum postsjaneez vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2013 - 10:39 PM


Quote: you can get a colour profile made professionally to give you spot on results for your printer/ink/paper combination

Can you put a couple of links to sites where they can be purchased.

I have just upgraded my monitor calibration to Xrite i1 Display Pro. Unfortunately I just couldn't run to the printer profiling version as it was nearly 300. and I really don't do enough printing to warrant spending that amount of dosh. Smile
Seems to work well although my on screen colours were good the screen was too bright and this was after I had already turned the brightness down to what I thought was correct!

digicammad
digicammad  1121988 forum posts United Kingdom37 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 7:50 AM

Pure Profiles is the one I used to use.

hotozinbau
27 Jan 2013 - 7:15 PM

I hardly ever print on my own inkjet. I tend to send out to http://printing-1.co.uk/ . It takes longer, but the print quality is really good.

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