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16  Mike's Software / Qimage Studio Edition / Re: Color Mismatch and Dark prints on upgrade from Trial to Studio on: November 18, 2009, 10:52:35 PM
I will take that advice (gotta' keep that Munki off my back) Cheesy
17  Mike's Software / Qimage / How to crop in 8x10 and 13x19 on: November 18, 2009, 09:53:58 PM
I am trying to crop to an 8x10 but the Full Page Editor "Cropping" tab is (10.00 x 6.65) with the resolution at 4256 x 2832.

I tried the Help section, but I cant seem to get the crop rectangle to unlock.

Maybe someone can show me the error of my way Huh

Thanks,

Eljae
18  Mike's Software / Qimage Studio Edition / Re: Color Mismatch and Dark prints on upgrade from Trial to Studio on: November 18, 2009, 09:39:16 PM
Fred, your 8x10's arrived, and they are excellent.  There is a slightly more vibrant color to the fleshtones and wood than I am getting, but my prints are nearly identical and I am going to optimize some more with the ColorMunki.  I would say this issue is solved.

Thank you again.
19  Mike's Software / Qimage Studio Edition / Re: Color Mismatch and Dark prints on upgrade from Trial to Studio on: November 16, 2009, 06:20:05 PM
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That darn autocrop again...I''ll get it right one of these days.
You couldn't do without it though  Grin

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By the way Fred, my prints are coming out the best they have ever been...
And all with that ColorMunki  printer profile?  Tongue
Terry


I just got to remember to check it.

Maybe, but it might be a lot of other things too.  I am thinking that the print really starts when you snap the shutter.
20  Mike's Software / Qimage Studio Edition / Re: Color Mismatch and Dark prints on upgrade from Trial to Studio on: November 16, 2009, 04:39:26 PM
Good Morning Fred,

That darn autocrop again...I''ll get it right one of these days.

By the way Fred, my prints are coming out the best they have ever been...

Much Thanks!
21  Mike's Software / Qimage Studio Edition / Re: Color Mismatch and Dark prints on upgrade from Trial to Studio on: November 16, 2009, 01:16:43 AM
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Are you using the half-sheet profile sheet from xrite to read for making your profile or the full thing with the hundreds of colors?
ColorMunki has it's own special set of patches to print and scan. The patches are not even rectangular.
You can refine a profile by scanning an area of "real" print where the colours are not correct and the software will make a special set of patches, based on the scan, to refine the existing profile. Neat I thought, I have a friend who's got one.
Terry

That is right on the money Terry, and it is exactly what I did!
22  Mike's Software / Qimage Studio Edition / Re: Color Mismatch and Dark prints on upgrade from Trial to Studio on: November 16, 2009, 01:15:03 AM
Eljae-

Are you using the half-sheet profile sheet from xrite to read for making your profile or the full thing with the hundreds of colors?

Just guessing, but there are 2 sheets with about 50 on each.
23  Mike's Software / Qimage Studio Edition / Re: Color Mismatch and Dark prints on upgrade from Trial to Studio on: November 16, 2009, 01:11:35 AM
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printing this small "sliver" at the edge or bottom of your poster.

Are you printing a poster?
Do you want your print to coverr multiple sheets of paper?
If not, Qimage is telling you that you are requesting a print size that is larger than the printable area of the paper.
The simplest way is to request fit to page.
Crop scissor on... and you will get the largest print that will fit.

Assuming that you got this message from Qimage and not color Munki Smiley
Fred

Thanks Fred.  Yes, it was from Qimage, not printing a poster, (I was attempting to print 5x7's, 8x10's and 13x19's)...and I did request fit to page with Crop scissor on to remedy the issue but I get a pretty wide border now.
24  Mike's Software / Qimage Studio Edition / Re: Color Mismatch and Dark prints on upgrade from Trial to Studio on: November 15, 2009, 07:14:08 PM
It appears that setting "fit to page" in the Qimage print properties will remedy this issue.
25  Mike's Software / Qimage Studio Edition / Re: Color Mismatch and Dark prints on upgrade from Trial to Studio on: November 15, 2009, 06:59:16 PM
There is on small issue that I am facing.  I get a message that:

The current print range contains posters that have only a small strip that will be printed on some poster panels (less than an inch wide or tall).  If you intended to print a poster, you might want to double check your poster size to make sure that there is a benefit to printing this small "sliver" at the edge or bottom of your poster.  If you did not intend for your prints to cover more than one page, you should go back and reduce the size of your prints so that they do not exceed the printable area on one page (listed above the small preview page on the main window).
26  Mike's Software / Qimage Studio Edition / Re: Color Mismatch and Dark prints on upgrade from Trial to Studio on: November 15, 2009, 06:40:10 PM
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I began by creating a new custom ICC printer profile for the paper and ink I am using with the xRite ColorMunki
Sounds like good stuff is coming from the ColorMunki. I'll be interesting to hear how other prints look from that profile with different images.
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To Fred and Terry, I am very grateful to you both for your patience and expert advice
Pleased to help, we don't like a mystery  Roll Eyes
Terry

I haven't always been a fan of the ColorMunki, because there were some software issues, but XRite sent several patches and I am satisfied with its performance, for the moment anyway.

Much thanks again to you and Fred.
27  Mike's Software / Qimage Studio Edition / Re: Color Mismatch and Dark prints on upgrade from Trial to Studio on: November 15, 2009, 06:35:12 PM
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I began by creating a new custom ICC printer profile for the paper and ink I am using with the xRite ColorMunki.

Judging by your comment above, do we conclude you were using the wrong profile or wrong paper and profile?
Regardless, happy you have some pleasant results.
The prints were mailed on Thursday morning, so I guessed at Mon or Tues you getting an envelope ...

Fred

Yes Fred, it was a combination of setting errors in Qimage and the printer driver, as well as the profiles that I downloaded from Epson being not great but just Ok.

Actually, after getting the settings correct but using the Epson downloaded profiles I made several prints and showed them to a few people.  They all had very good remarks about the pictures.  I suppose I am just much more critical.

But from your posts and Terry's posts I began to understand the flow of information from file to print.  So I went back to square one and built new custom profiles, followed you and Terry's instructions, and in the end what I got  was very "pleasant results", I would even go as far as to say "WOW what a difference "results.

I am anxious to see your prints though. 
28  Mike's Software / Qimage Studio Edition / Re: Color Mismatch and Dark prints on upgrade from Trial to Studio on: November 15, 2009, 05:24:57 PM
Hi Everyone,

I have some very encouraging results.

To Fred and Terry, I am very grateful to you both for your patience and expert advice.  Because of your help, I am now getting excellent prints.  Here is what I did to achieve the final results:

I began by creating a new custom ICC printer profile for the paper and ink I am using with the xRite ColorMunki.  I selected this profile in the Qimage Prtr ICC.

I recalled the new custom printer profile in the printer driver advanced window which quickly placed all the R1800 settings as follows: Premium Photo Paper Glossy, Best Photo, and the appropriate paper size is easily changed.  In the printer driver Advanced settings, Color Management ICM was selected , and OFF (No Color Management) was selected.

Flesh tones are now excellent.  Detail in both whites to blacks is now highly visable and contrast is excellent.

I am now anxious to compare my prints to the prints you are sending Fred.  I will keep updating as things happen.

Thank you, thank you, thank you Fred and Terry!!!

29  Mike's Software / Qimage Studio Edition / Re: Color Mismatch and Dark prints on upgrade from Trial to Studio on: November 11, 2009, 11:16:14 PM
Thanks Terry, I have sent him an image.
30  Mike's Software / Qimage Studio Edition / Re: Color Mismatch and Dark prints on upgrade from Trial to Studio on: November 11, 2009, 11:01:31 PM
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But I get a real good monitor to print match with the HP's,
That is not colour managed of course and the printer may adjust the image when you just load it from a flash card  Huh
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do you think it could still be related to the monitor calibration and profile
The monitor profile will not have an effect on the print, but just how the image appears on the screen.
My Eye One 2 Display software (IMatch 3) allows me to set a target luminance in Advanced mode, does yours?
BTW. what rendering intent are you using with the printer profile?

To eliminate the printer profile, why not set Qimage to "Let Driver Manage Colour" in the printer profile drop-down. Use "ICM, Applied by Printer Software" in the driver. Try a print and see how that comes out; this method uses a generic profile that does a good job in most cases. If that does not work, there some other problem I would think.
Terry


I do understand that the monitor profile is not related to the process other than the softproofing and my desire for the print to closely match it, although the print to monitor match from plugging my CF card directly into the HP Photosmart printers is really very close, and I would be pleased if I could get this from the R1800.

I use a SyncMaster 245T, and I can set target luminance in advanced mode as well.  I was using perceptual for the rendering intent.

I reset the Qimage Job Properties Prtr ICC to "Let printer/driver manage color".  The R1800 Properties were set to Premium Photo Paper Glossy, (I use Epson Premium Glossy paper), Best Photo, ICM is on, ICM Mode is Driver ICM (Advanced).

I did get slightly better results, but unfortunately I would still call the print quality poor.
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