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Is there a "best" paper for green subjects?

 
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Nov 08, 2010 23:57 |  #1

Hello folks.
I've been pretty successful lately with getting my soft-proofs to match my original photos and, once that happens, the actual print is pretty much a breeze.
But this one is killing me.

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I've tried all the profiles that came with my printer (Pro9000MkII) which means all the Canon papers. And, really, I can get the softproofs to pretty much match each other from one paper profile to the next. (With the papers I have, the prints look pretty much the same also.) But I can't get the softproofs to match the original.

As I said, I've been doing pretty well with the soft-proofing up till now, but these that are all green are just not working out. So I'm wondering: Are some papers better at some colors? Is there a certain paper that's better at reproducing greens? If so, I'd love to get the profile and see what I can do with it.

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Nov 09, 2010 00:09 |  #2

In general matte papers have the ability to reproduce a larger color gamut it would seem from the canon profiles.


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Nov 09, 2010 03:45 |  #3

You could also try relative colorimetric vs. perceptual intent.
But these deep greens might just be (far) out of gamut. (didn't try, and don't have a Canon printer)


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Nov 09, 2010 17:02 |  #4

René Damkot wrote in post #11251476 (external link)
You could also try relative colorimetric vs. perceptual intent.

Yes, I've tried that, also saturation intent. Also tried levels, curves, hue/saturation, brightness/contrast, really everything I could think of.

But these deep greens might just be (far) out of gamut. (didn't try, and don't have a Canon printer)

That's a sad thought; I love this kind of shot.

I have to admit, I did not try the matte paper profile because I think a shot like this looks better on glossy. But after what sdiver said, I'll give that a shot.

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Nov 10, 2010 10:34 |  #5

ncjohn wrote in post #11255007 (external link)
...I have to admit, I did not try the matte paper profile because I think a shot like this looks better on glossy....

I tend to agree with you that a glossy or semi-gloss paper will usually produce a more vivid looking print. Whatever paper you use, use the correct profile for it.

Have you tried Canon's Photo Paper Platinum Pro?


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Nov 10, 2010 13:40 |  #6

One thing to look at is the third party paper companies like Red River and Hahnemuhle -- they often offer "sample packs" of all their paper types and also provide paper profiles for your printer. You can try each type out, see how the soft proof, the print and the original all "cooperate".

I personally pretty much stick to a semi-gloss paper for my stuff because it's an easy choice:)!


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Nov 10, 2010 14:00 |  #7

ChasP505 wrote in post #11259012 (external link)
. Whatever paper you use, use the correct profile for it.

Yeah, I've learned that!:p

Have you tried Canon's Photo Paper Platinum Pro?

I love it! It produces a print that looks almost like the original; it takes only a little modification to make a match. I found that out by experimenting with softproofing all the Canon profiles, and the actual print looks just as good. I got some a little over a week ago and that's all I've used since.




  
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Nov 10, 2010 14:03 |  #8

tonylong wrote in post #11260165 (external link)
One thing to look at is the third party paper companies like Red River and Hahnemuhle -- they often offer "sample packs" of all their paper types and also provide paper profiles for your printer. You can try each type out, see how the soft proof, the print and the original all "cooperate".

I plan to do that; I just thought it might be quicker to see if someone had recommendations for a "green" paper, since there are so many different types of paper out there.




  
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