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Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by Draken, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. Draken

    Draken TPF Noob!

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    ok so i work at a place that does photo printing and what a SH*t job we do, the colour e.t.c is completely different do i need to invest in a home printer or just calibrate my screen or both ? please help as i really wannt print my ACTUAL photos L-)
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    Mike.
     
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    Ls3D TPF Noob!

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    Why not find out what color space your work's hardware performs best in, possible print drivers, calibration, etc.. basically find out what is wrong and fix it like a power nerd. BTW - I've heard EPS can 'lock' the colors for printing - whatever than means... probably works best if you have a printer driver and can write the EPS to that driver. Encapsulated Post Script - a printer language.

    That said my friends low end Cannon printer and Paper looks freaking great! Cost a bit more to print at home VS MPIX and the like.. but it is nice to crank em out at will, and has me looking too.

    -Shea
     
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    obelix112za TPF Noob!

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    I have a HP C6180 at Home, print allot at A4, most photo printers these days will give you great quality with proper paper,
     
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    You need to calibrate your screen and your printer, and ensure that you're working in the same colour-space in your camera, computer and printer.
     

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