Posts Tagged: calibration

Printmaster Answers: Why are my prints too dark?

Why are my prints too dark? It’s a pretty common question. Whether it be a photographic print, an enlargement, or a canvas print, one of the biggest issues encountered in Giclée printing is a print that comes out darker than you see on your display.

The answer is monitor calibration.

Without getting too color-geeky, monitors fresh out of the box simply don’t display color accurately. Most factory presets are geared to web viewing rather than viewing and designing for a printed copy, and are typically too bright.

Further, most displays tend to have an overall cool, blue hue. The issue … Read more