Why is my print always dim

Discussion in 'Help and Feedback' started by rkhndjr, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. rkhndjr

    rkhndjr Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 9, 2010
    All others are dark print and mine has never been. Anyone help?? I mean the print HER on Buy and Sell forum. What I post shows up dim and other posts are darker print.
  2. jeffg53

    jeffg53 Mu-43 Veteran

    Aug 22, 2012
    Sydney, Australia
    Real Name:
    Jeff Grant
    If you are printing yourself, the most common cause of dark prints is a non-calibrated and/or too bright monitor. To get accurate prints rqeuires either a lot of trial and error or a good monitor which can be calibrated. I run my monitor at 80CD which gets me close to a print.
  3. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Real Name:
    Ray, not Oz
    Getting accurately colour matched prints is not easy. You need to calibrate both your monitor and your printer if you want accurate colours etc. There are expensive and relatively cheap ways to achieve this and it's best if you Google 'getting accurate prints or print colours' etc to find resources to help you.
  4. kwalsh

    kwalsh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 3, 2012
    Baltimore, MD
    A surprising simple trick to reduce this frequent "my print is too dark" problem is to edit on screen with a white instead of black background when processing for printing. Having that blinding white screen border will give you a better reference for what a reflective print is going to look like - especially if you've got your monitor too bright to begin with.
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  5. jyc860923

    jyc860923 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 28, 2012
    Shenyang, China
    Real Name:
    a question could be what camera body are you using

    I use EPL5 and the LCD always shows clipping highlight that it's never reliable, which is one of the reasons I'm using the VF-4
  6. T N Args

    T N Args Agent Photocateur

    Dec 3, 2013
    Adelaide, Australia
    Real Name:
    call me Arg
    Perhaps post a photo that prints dim?
  7. rkhndjr

    rkhndjr Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 9, 2010
    I have all confused. I mean the print here on this Buy and Sell forum when I post the print is dim and all others are darker.
  8. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
    Real Name:
    Andrew Lossing
    Try changing your font color when you post?
  9. ihateggb

    ihateggb Mu-43 Rookie

    Jul 15, 2012
    New Zealand
    I think posts that you have seen are no longer in bold font.
  10. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    That's it.

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