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#1 bobjarman

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Posted 30 July 2002 - 05:30 AM

Anyone got any tips for printing underwater images.

I am pretty sure my printer and monitor are close to being callibrated properly, as my land shots come out great. Epson 1280 printer

I was trying to print some of my open blue shots this past weekend and I cannot seem to get the blue to print correctly. It has a purple cast to it on the print.

I tried converting to CMYK, using Epsons natural color, etc.....I just cannot seem to get the blue that shows on my monitor to print that way.

I would love to here what you all are doing when you print to get the ocean deep blues?

Bob

PS I did send a few to sams and got some 4x6 prints, they came out perfect. So I would think it has to be something in my printer setup.

#2 laz217

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Posted 30 July 2002 - 08:21 AM

Bob,

What type of paper are you printing on? I had similar problems when printing to Kodak paper. All my problems were gone once I switched over to Epson paper. I personally like the Premium Glossy Photo Paper and, of course, using Epson inks.
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#3 bobjarman

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Posted 30 July 2002 - 08:32 AM

thats the paper I have been using!

Bummer. I will figure it out, after about 100 bux worth of paper and ink!

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#4 eastman

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Posted 05 August 2002 - 06:51 AM

The blue to purple color shift is a very common occurance when you have the wrong settings in photoshop. By default, photoshop is set to SRGB, which has a much smaller color gammut. It tends to push the blues over to purple when you make the print out of your epson. If you use a larger working color space, your blue's will print out right. In photoshop go to Edit / Color Settings menue. In the RGB menue change it to "ColorMatch RGB" This should solve all of your future problems but you might have to convert your older images over to the new color space. Every one was having your problems when Photoshop moved from version 4 to version 5.

By the way, always leave your photo's in RGB and don't convert it to CYMK. Even though all printers use CYMK, you will only get accurate colors when you print them out in a RGB color space. The printers, make the color converstions on th fly. Pluse, monitors can only show you an RGB image, so you could never try to out smart your printer by converting your image to CYMK and fixing your blues. Basicly, anything you do in CYMK can only be seen when you actually make a print and can never really be seen on an RGB monitor.

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#5 bobjarman

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Posted 05 August 2002 - 06:59 AM

Thanks for the help. I will try that tonight!