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awarded  Notable Question
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accepted Short Run Commercial Digital Printing Quality
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comment Short Run Commercial Digital Printing Quality
@horatio You seem to be saying that the problems are much greater on consumer models ... is that what you mean ... if that's the case then I definitely think there was an issue with the print job I got because it has far more artifacts than anything I've ever printed myself on my cheap home printer. As regards my use of "solid colour" I think I should have used the term "Block colour" ... what I meant was all the one colour, Not a gradient or pattern etc. I edited my question. Thanks
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revised Short Run Commercial Digital Printing Quality
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asked Short Run Commercial Digital Printing Quality
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comment Settings on desktop printer to create proofs for commercial printing
Thanks ... as I suspected. I suppose I shouldn't be using photo paper at all. Trouble is if I print on regular paper without the photo setting everything appears extremely dull.
Jun
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accepted Settings on desktop printer to create proofs for commercial printing
Jun
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comment Getting the right shade of grey to print
@DA01 Yes I understand I would need better equipment to get reliable proofs but all the same I thought I could get something reasonably close with what I've got ... because to my eyes the printout looked I suppose somewhere between 20-40% darker than what I'm seeing on screen. Is this type of tolerance roughly typical?
Jun
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comment Getting the right shade of grey to print
@DA01 Thanks but surely there's a way I can set up my system so that while I'm designing on screen I can be reasonably confident that what I see will print roughly as I see it ... rather than trial and error between the screen and printer?
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asked Settings on desktop printer to create proofs for commercial printing
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accepted Question about spot colours in full colour documents
Jun
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comment Getting the right shade of grey to print
@AlanGilbertson yes you're right sorry I haven't included enough info and the contrast issue makes no sense. I edited my question. I didn't know that desktop devices were RGB ( mine takes CYM and black inks). The reason I'm doing this is to prepare for proofing a document for printing on a commercial print job, so I will have to be in the CYMK space. I see someone else mentions a CYMK printer. Maybe my printer is no use to me for proofing a print job?
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revised Getting the right shade of grey to print
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asked Getting the right shade of grey to print
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asked Question about spot colours in full colour documents
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accepted Setting solid black in Photoshop
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comment Setting solid black in Photoshop
Wrong colour space - that was it - thanks
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awarded  Editor
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revised Setting solid black in Photoshop
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asked Setting solid black in Photoshop