I'm making an honest effort to get comfy with I so I've got an option while waiting for QXP 6. But printing is making me NUTZ! <br><br>If I create a file in QXP, and print on my Epson 1280, flat colors are nearly dead-on to the corresponding PMS chips. But if I create an identical file in ID, the same colors are way, waaaaaaaayyyy off. A 40% tint of K looks fine on screeen, and prints mauve! PMS 716 is it's orangy self on screen, prints like burnt umber!<br><br>I've played around with all the color settings and profile assignments in ID, and checked and double-checked the color management setting in Print Center, but I still can't get decent color. <br><br>You got any ideas, oh Most Exhaulted ID Guru? <br><br>
Loc: Bay Area, California, USA
Try turning off color management completely and then export to a PDF and print that. <br>Just a guess. I have had a few funky results on occasion with ID "interference" in color management. I usually just leave it turned off and color manage on the RIP.<br><br>
Hummm<br>I am no ID person at all - I do notice that Quark prints better photos = colors then even PS does.<br><br>I always import a photo for printing into Quark - I never print from within PhotoShop.<br><br>
No prob's there. If you set up color management to work with your monitor calibration, you should get good results printing from Pshop. That's what's throwing me, because some of the settings and prefs in ID are similar to what's in Pshop.<br><br>
Thats the big thing.<br>In Quark I just print it and it looks great.<br><br>In PS I tried CYMK, RGB, Color Sinc, Lab Color, tried all kinds of settings ---I just could not figure that beast out.<br><br>Best thing to do is import into Quark and click (print) thats it.<br><br>
Loc: Bay Area, California, USA
well if there is no color management in ID and you are still getting muddy color then i would definitely suspect the Epson. Are you using cm in Quark? It sounds as if you are and that you have a good profile for your printer. <br><br>
Right Right<br>Color is a beast - post that sucker.<br><br>My daughter attended a color correction class and brought home the study materials - I could not get past the first page. It was way beyond me.<br><br>
For kicks, I made a simple ID file with the two colors you mentioned and printed it out on my Epson C60 to test. It was just on plain laser paper, not photo paper of any sort, so there is a loss of vividness due to that. Here is a scan and a photo of that print for comparison (as well as we can do over the internet). Tell me how it relates to what you are getting.<br><br>scan<br><br><br>photo<br><br><br>For what it's worth, in person, my 40% Black has no hint of Magenta. The orange is less vivid than what displays in ID (and a little more vivid than the scan and photo show), but not less than I would expect the difference between a print and the monitor to show. For Color Management settings in ID I am using RGB: sRGB IEC61966-2.1 and CMYK: U.S. Web Voated (SWOP) v2 as my working spaces.<br><br>
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