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Please help...prints are a bit to dark

Discussion in 'Digital Printing' started by racershawn, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. racershawn

    racershawn Member

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    Hi all .. I am doing some designs in photoshop ... cmyk... savng them as psd ... importing to flexi 8.5 ... printing on 180c with prism jet ... using 3m180 profile all set to relative colorimatic and it seems that the printer is laying down to much ink colors are not to far off ... just... dark ... thick ... deap ... the photos are loosing there contrast ... please nay advice would be appreciated!!!! thank you
     
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  2. MachServTech

    MachServTech Very Active Member

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    whats your source profile in photoshop?
     
  3. Flame

    Flame Major Contributor

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    First off, photo's will never look good in CMYK since they originated as RGB.
     
  4. mark in tx

    mark in tx Very Active Member

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    You should try using adobe rgb as your workspace and output.

    Secondly, you should get your systems professionally profiled.
    From monitor to printer.
     
  5. noregrets

    noregrets Member

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    For photos dont use relative colormetric - use perceptual, or you will most likely loose a lot of detail in the midtones. Also, I second what Flame and Mark said above
     
  6. gnatt66

    gnatt66 Active Member

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    i just printed some photos with the versacamm that i blew up in photoshop (bicubic smoother) and saved as a 100% high qual jpeg (rgb) and they printed wonderfully.
     
  7. racershawn

    racershawn Member

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    thanks guys !!going to try that now.... midtones is what is missing! I will let you know .. and again thanks for the info
     
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