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Old 07-09-2013, 06:25 AM
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calibration / printing questions

So far I never had a problem with my prints but last time I used two different labs and both produced too dark prints. I don't know too much about colour management so let me ask you some basic questions.

I calibrate my screen using Color Munki. Opening Photoshop I work in sRGB. After calibration sRGB in Photoshop = monitor profile created with Colour Munki? Or should I convert it by edit / convert to profile / Colour munki monitor profile?
I downloaded from lab their colour profile. I work in sRGB and when file is ready I convert it to their profile. Is it correct workflow?

Temporarily I am using some rubbish standard Dell screen at the moment. Can it be the reason that I see pictures lighter on my monitor and much darker when printed even the screen has been calibrated?
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:30 AM
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I calibrate my screen using Color Munki. Opening Photoshop I work in sRGB. After calibration sRGB in Photoshop = monitor profile created with Colour Munki? Or should I convert it by edit / convert to profile / Colour munki monitor profile?
No, you never deal directly with the display profile. It is only used for previews.

Dark prints? Maybe not, read this: http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tu...too_dark.shtml
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:42 AM
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Re: calibration / printing questions

Thank you. There's a lot of interesting stuff.
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