I had some things for my portfolio that I wanted to print out at 11x14 to proof for mistakes, and I wasn't counting on them to get me a Swap certified proof but it is just horrible. I adjusted the shadows and highlight thresholds to 8 and 243 to try and keep everything from plugging and blowing out the highlights. While I didn't have a problem with those the rest of the image overall is just dark dark dark. The dark grey text (47,47,47) was plugged to black. (under the loupe it wasn't pure black but to the eye it sure is) The bottles look like there are 2 stops under exposed.
At face value it looks like a color management issue, but I am using a eye one display 2, Eizo Coloredge CE, 5000k dim lighting, calibrated with color navigator. I also used a test image sample from asuka books to test their on screen jpg to the sample sheets they sent out and print matching was 98% spot on (while viewing in OCD mode
) while the Kinko's was...well lets just say at least theres red, green, and yellow olive oil botttles there.
For the $2.30 cents I can't beat it for a 11x14 proof and I caught some mistakes so it was worth it but I guess my question is....Is there anything else I can do before sending it out besides making a guess at boosting midtones?
Heres a sample of the document I printed... ]Olivo Comp