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Mar 02, 2012 21:16 |  #1

When I print, they always come out warmer than they look on the monitor. I've heard iMacs are terrible when it comes to this. I have the 27" LED monitor. Any suggestions?


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Mar 02, 2012 21:24 |  #2

Well, the standard answer is to calbibrate your monitor. Buy a hardware/software kit to do this.

For more info check out these "sticky" threads:

Color Problems:

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=296149

Color management:

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=707058


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Mar 03, 2012 04:59 |  #3

I agree with Tony. Have you used the built in calibration utility in the System Preferences?


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Mar 03, 2012 18:53 |  #4

No issues printing from my 27" iMac. Have you read the printing FAQ?


"Raw" is not an acronym, abbreviation, nor a proper noun; thus, it should not be in capital letters.

  
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Mar 03, 2012 19:11 |  #5

I printed to a local professional printer this week. Before I did, I calibrated my 27 inch iMac monitor using the Spyder 3.

The colours were almost spot on....the issue I had was the prints were dimmer than my monitor. Why? Because I had the brightness turned up way to high. Adjusted down to the to match the prints, calibrated again, printed again....spot on now.

Agree with the rest - the first thing you need to do is calibrate your monitor - period.


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Mar 04, 2012 01:49 |  #6

My iMac 27 is producing prints that match the screen quite well.

I just recalibrated using the Spyder3 Elite and set it to 80 CD/M2 which is not very bright. But it gives me prints that are correct. (And it doesn't burn my retinas either).


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Mar 07, 2012 21:01 |  #7

cool, thanks! I'll give it a shot.


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Mar 07, 2012 23:51 |  #8

'Course, if I had an iMac, I might have a hard time figuring out how to "pint" from it...do you think you could get an iMac to give a pint of beer a good studry cup-holder:)?


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Mar 08, 2012 21:40 |  #9

tonylong wrote in post #14047630 (external link)
'Course, if I had an iMac, I might have a hard time figuring out how to "pint" from it...do you think you could get an iMac to give a pint of beer a good studry cup-holder:)?

I have an iMac and was all ready to answer your question, but I don't know what a studry is...:)

But my iMac does everything I've asked it to do so far.


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Mar 08, 2012 21:46 |  #10

Titus213 wrote in post #14053567 (external link)
I have an iMac and was all ready to answer your question, but I don't know what a studry is...:)

But my iMac does everything I've asked it to do so far.

Now that's funny -- I made fun of a typo and put a typo in there!


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