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| p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Help: Canon Pixma Pro-100 prints darker image using photoshop cc |
John Wheeler wrote:
- As a start I suggest taking the exact same image, using Photoshop manages colors, the correct ICC profile for your printer/ink/paper that you are using with each printer, print a copy to each printer and compare. If they match then the issue is back in the image generation part of the workflow and if they are different, they it is probably somewhere in the printer driver portion of the flow. I would also try the above with the Black Point Compensation set both ways (whichever way you have no printed).
- I also suggest that you try...Show more →
Thanks John. I've tried everything you mentioned. One thing I've notice in 10+ years of printing is that soft proofing in Photoshop doesn't really work well. The image on-screen matched the prints better without soft proffing. I've seen video tutorials from paper manufacturers that say the same thing, using calibrated Eizo monitors.
Someone in another forum recommended this test image, which I've used in the past but forgot about;
The test image looks fine printed on Canon "Photo Paper Glossy" (not Platinum, or Glossy II or whatever). I can see all the black and white steps. But on Canon "Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss" the left three black steps are one black stripe, and the lightest white step is not anywhere near 100% white, and the print is too dark overall. Ironically, that's the only paper I've tried which has both a profile, and driver paper type, which have a name that exactly matches the type of paper (Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss). There is no "Photo Paper Glossy" profile, or paper type, and's the paper that works best.
One of the things I've really liked about my iPF6300 in the two years that I've had it is that not once in several hundreds of feet of roll paper have I printed anything that was objectionably different looking than my NEC monitor, no matter what kind of paper I used. There has not been one single time when I got a print that was too dark with the iPF6300. With my old i9900 I ran into some of what I'm experiencing with the Pro 100.