Monitor And print Problem

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  1. rein

    rein TPF Noob!

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    Equipment Involved:
    23" Hannspree HD Lcd monitor
    Spyder 2 Express cal kit
    Mpix.com Printers

    Problem:

    Prints are darker!

    im trying soft proofing but i dont like how its looking.

    Questions

    New Cal Kit? or New Monitor? or BOTH???

    thanks guys
     
  2. TJ K

    TJ K No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Not sure. It could also be Mpix. I doubt it though but who knows. Have you tried any other printing places to see if it's them or not. How many times have you used Mpix? Do you always get that problem? If it's not mpix then try re-calibrating your monitor. GL
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    Ok heres what ive done so far

    First i went to a local Lab, Prints came out dark but i thought maybe they just shizzy

    then ordered a colorful pic from mpix came out the same

    then re calibrated my monitor, checked the srgb color, uploaded and repirinted and its still the same

    then Mpix sent me the cal kit (soft proofing). and personally i dont like it and im having a hard time.
     
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    Hmm I guess the only thing is your monitor? Or the shots are just too dark to begin with but you would probably notice that.
     
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    ya? i just dont wanna get a new monitor and find out i only needed a better calibration kit like spyder 3 pro
     

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