(Closed) do all printers print lighter than the screen?

posted 4 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
2495 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

It is almost impossible to replicate the colours you see on screen with those in print. They are two entirely different media. Your paper and ink selections can also have an enormous impact on how true colors reproduce in print (e.g. colours may soak into certain papers, leaving the color skewed).

If you’re not 100% sure about printing at home, try Staples, or Kinkos… or print through an online company such as Catprint, or Vistaprint. You might have luck that way.

Post # 4
8993 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

If your screen isn’t color corrected, you’ll get different results than the paper. Not to mention the paper type and absorbancy will play a huge role, too.

Post # 5
10368 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

you have to calibrate your screen to your printer for them to match. Matte paper will also really flatten out the colors, as well. A backlit screen will always look brighter and more saturated thn typical printer paper.

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