I am fairly challenged when it comes to calibration issues, but I do have an issue that seems to relate to this thread. I have an HP2335 lcd monitor. My problem is, after calibrating it carefully 2x, I can't begin to replicate the bright, brilliant color I see on the screen when I print on my Epson 2200. What would be the best way to correct the situation? I have experimented with the monitor, turning down the brightness by about 50% and reducing the contrast somewhat as well. Should I put my HP monitor on Ebay and hook my old and excellent CRT--Mitsubishi 2060u--back up?
I have a similar issue. Bought an HP2335 lcd monitor. Calibrated it carefully 2x. I print to an Epson 2200. The problem seems to be the brightness of the monitor. The calibration set the brightness at approximately 80 (scale of 1 to 100). While images are absolutely gorgeous at the level, I can't begin to replicate it with my printer. Can anyone recommend a solution that will bring what I see on the monitor in line with what I can actually print (usually use Epson Premium Luster).
Thanks in advance.
The fact you have adjusted contrast on an LCD points to an improper calibration. Try resetting the display to its factory defaults and re-calibrate to 6500K, 2.2 Gamma, and 120cd/m2 without adjusting anything other than the brightness.
Also, I don't know under what circumstances it is that you are viewing your prints but it is not unexpected for a print to be a little darker than what you see on screen. Prints are a reflective medium and do not project their own light like a display does. How a print looks depends on the quality of light shining on it.