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Looking for advice on printing at home. I've got a reasonable quality Canon printer but very rarely use it due to difficulties in getting my prints to look right. Just printed some of the new baby, and basically they're going straight in the bin. 

Slightly pink skin is looking quite reddish and blue eyes are a very evil green colour.

I've downloaded and installed the correct paper/printer profile so I know its not that. Oh, and I've set a monitor profile too with a Spyder Pro.

Any thoughts?


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Somebody told me that the canon printers where too expensive for the inks and that buying an Epson printer cut the costs dramatically. But don't know what the quality between the two printers is like
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Cheers Alan, don't think the manufacturer is the problem. It's a profile or setting that's wrong somewhere......
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I think Karen would probably be the one to talk to as I think she still prints her own on a canon are at least used to

My current canon is bit old now but all of the ones I've had they have always been really heavily saturated, especially the reds and greens to the point the greens are almost neon. You can look at a landscape print and tell if it was done on a canon.

Sounds like you have done everything right so far, might be silly but have you left the prints to totally dry? I know they can change and settle down drastically over 24-48 hours.

Are you using genuine inks? They can make a massive difference to the image, Normally would say to use genuine to get the most accurate colours but I did find using compatible inks in my old 4 ink canon really toned the colours right down compared to the genuine inks in the 10 ink one.

Another option would be to do what people are doing to DSCL images, Run a few test strips of an image slightly adjusted for each frame, you could fit a few onto an A4 sheet and see if you can dial it in that way.

 


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