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    Printing

    Hey Guys I got a Datacolor Spyder 3 Pro a while ago and i took some photos of my baby niece on the weekend. anyways i just finished working on them and decided id test them out down at the local kambos photo lab.

    When i got the photos they were very very very dull and seemed to be lacking the vibrance of my monitor. I realise the difference between the monitor profile being calibrated and their
    printer profiles but seriously it cant be this far off?

    I have my macs brightness maxed out but even when it's down to one bar its still brighter (marginally) than the printed copies.

    any ideas?
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    id be complaining/talking to the store
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    Re: Printing

    I did, when I asked about the printer profiles she suggested I adjust my levels ugggghh .

    With a real lab what's the best way to match my monitor to a print?

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    Re: Printing

    Ask for their icc profile otherwise it will be you vs them, or speak to boss or try a proper lab


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dylfish View Post
    I have my macs brightness maxed out...
    The print shop you're using may have some issues too, but this is definitely at least part of your problem - you should calibrate your monitor to around 90 cd/m2 if you can, though you may not be able to get it this low. Certainly no brighter than 120.

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