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Color shift when printing

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Mar 22, 2021 Mar 22, 2021

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I am using Lightroom 6.14 on an HP Envy. I print with an Epson ET-4750. I want the prints to look like they do on screen after much hard work editing. Instead, the WB changes usually to the cool side. I want the printer to print what is on the screen. In the Print Module-PrintJob/Color Management I see "managed by printer" as an option along with "other". Other brings up options for an Epson XP810 I no longer own. The ET-4750 has Color Correction settings for Automatic and Custom/Advanced with several more options. 

 

Long story short, I want the printer to print exactly what I created in Lightroom. What are the settings for that?

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Mar 22, 2021 Mar 22, 2021

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If you would like to get the same result on the printer thst you seen on the screen you must have a color management through the whole process. Your screen must be calibrated and you must use appropriate profiles for your printer and the appropriate paper that you been using for print.

 

How to manage color in Lightroom Classic (adobe.com)

 

In the first step you should check that you're using the latest version of you printer driver.

 

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Mar 22, 2021 Mar 22, 2021

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Why are my prints too dark (or don’t match my display)?
A video update to a written piece on subject from 2013
In this 24 minute video, I'll cover:

Are your prints really too dark?
Display calibration and WYSIWYG
Proper print viewing conditions
Trouble shooting to get a match
Avoiding kludges that don't solve the problem

High resolution: http://digitaldog.net/files/Why_are_my_prints_too_dark.mp4
Low resolution: https://youtu.be/iS6sjZmxjY4

Author “Color Management for Photographers" & "Photoshop CC Color Management" (pluralsight.com)
Why are my prints too dark?A video update to a written piece on subject from 2010In this 24 minute video, I'll cover:Are your prints really too dark?Display ...

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Mar 23, 2021 Mar 23, 2021

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Others have made a number of good suggestions but you didn't mention the paper you are trying to print on. As Axel pointed out, color management is a multi-step process starting with a calibrated monitor.

 

If your monitor is not calibrated, you will likely see changes in the print output when using a print profile.

 

If you are trying to print only to standard white paper, you will likely have colour differences.

 

When you are printing, the normal practice is to let Lightroom manage the color by selecting the profile for the printer and paper. For example, on my LrC 10.2 (which should be similar to LR6), I specicfy the following to print to my Epson XP-15000 to Epson Premium Glossy Paper (See Print Moduke.JPG).

 

As to Others, this allows you to select a shorter list that is presented in the LR Print Module. As you can see, print profiles are retained, even for old printers. In my case I still see the profiles for old EPSON 1400 (See Print Profiles.JPG).

 

So, short answer.

  1. Calibrate your monitor
  2. Let LR manage color
  3. Select the profile that matches your printer and paper

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