I mostly work with digital design. Recently I decided to get a few of my poster designs printed for my own collection. I used a professional printing company to order the prints and send them the JPEGs as requested.
The prints however are radically different from what I'm seeing on screen. I have set the document in Illustrator to be
European General Purpose 3 as I'm in the UK and I'm using CMYK colours and exporting using the
Export For Web... option as this is the only way I knew to get JPEGs.
The first prints I received were much lighter than designed but when I contacted the company that said they were aware of a batch of prints that had colour correction wrongly applied to them and they would send me out replacements. I received the replacements and they are now a bit darker than designed.
I actually prefer the printed (darker) version of the print than the on screen version but it bothers me that they are so radically different and worries me that if I design something else I may not like the printed result.
Below are the three versions. I scanned the prints so obviously that will have changed things slightly but you can still see that stark differences.
PRINTED (NO CORRECTION) is the one I prefer but it's still fairly different from the