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Why do the colours in my print not match the colours I am seeing on my screen?

Posted: 20 Dec 2018

  Profiling and Calibrating FAQ's 


This could be due to a couple of different things. The main ones being either the ICC printer profile being used or the screen calibration being inaccurate. To get the most accurate colours from the printer, you want to make sure you are using an up to date custom ICC profile alongside a calibrated screen – either an EIZO/BenQ monitor, or by using a Spyder calibrator.
Normally if the print doesn’t match the screen it means one of the calibrations is incorrect.

It is important to remember there is always going to be a slight difference between what you are seeing on your screen and what is being produced by your printer as one is projected light and one is printed/reflected light. Therefore, there is no way a printer can exactly replicate what is being produced by your screen, but by profiling both your screen and your printer you can get them to match as closely as possible.

Another thing to check if you notice your prints no longer match what you are seeing on your screen is to make sure all the nozzles in the print head are firing correctly and that none are blocked up. If a colour isn’t printing in full, sometimes the head can compensate for the lack of one colour by laying down more of a different colour which can in turn lead to your prints coming out differently to what you are seeing on screen.



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