CMYK prints vs light printer chemical prints

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  1. kkamin

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    I know when you convert from RGB to CMYK for an ink jet prink, you shift to a smaller color gamut. What kind of gamut adjustments do you deal with for prints processed with a light printer and processed chemically?

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    Usually the lab you are using will have a file that you can download that will calibrate your monitor and adjust gamma.
     
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    Thanks. I was just wondering through anyones experience, if the colors improve or not with printing chemically?
     
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    I much prefer a silver halide print over an ink jet.
     
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    The top prints (and most expensive ones by far from the looks of it) seem to be always a chemical process.

    With that said there's not a lot of decent photo labs which print with straight CMYK printers. Quite often you get all sorts of fancy printers with strange and large colour gamuts. The only problem is again that you pay for the result.
     

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