Brightness calibration?

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  1. indeedies

    indeedies TPF Noob!

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    I've recently started printing off photos and have noticed that my printed images come out much darker than what my monitor shows. I calibrated my monitor using Spyder Pro 3 and my colors are correct between monitor and image. Has anyone else experienced this or know what actions I should take to correct this?

    My monitor is HP w2338h if that helps at all.
    Thanks for any advice on this matter.
     
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    I don't know much about this because I don't print at home but I think you need a printer profile to soft-proof your pictures to see what they will look like from the printer. Maybe someone who knows more about this could offer their opinion?
     
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    Are you using an inkjet printer? Some make things a lot darker than they should be, even if they're a "photo" printer.
     
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    I'm printing at Costco. Should I try a different lab and see what happens?
     
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