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ICC profile needed!


mikeyc71 11 1.2k
6 Mar 2009 11:26PM
My father-in-law has got a Canon PIXMA Pro9000 printer and has got a year's supply of HP Photo premium paper (I think). He needs an ICC profile for this printer/paper combo. Where can I get one?

regards and thanks.
mike

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strawman 11 22.0k 16 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2009 11:34PM
That would need a custom profile as HP would issue profiles for their printers etc. So I suggest he looks at

1 buying a printer paper profiling device
2 Doing a web search for custom paper profiling providers. Like this

It is probably lower in cost to get new paper or printer, whichever is of the lowest cost. I would not expect HP paper and Canon printers to be a good mix.
mikeyc71 11 1.2k
6 Mar 2009 11:51PM
cheers strawman.

i don't think he wants to get new paper (canon, kodak or ilford) as they're pricey and he wants to use the bog standard HP paper. I told him to set printer to 'other photo paper' and it seems to be a bit better (for the time being)

regards and thanks
mike
videoman e2
10 57 1 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2009 8:16PM
Hi Mike,
As Strawman says, Canon printer and HP paper do not go together at all well. In fact HP paper is only really good on an HP printer.
I used to have an HP printer and loads of paper.
When the printer died I tried using it on my new Epson and it was useless so I gave it to my daughter as she had a Canon. It was a disaster on the Canon so I finally gave all the paper away to a guy at the Photo club with an HP printer.
Again, as Strawman said, if you have a very large stock of HP paper, then your best bet is to buy an HP printer.
HTH.

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