(Closed) How to get printer to produce a better blue – CYMK vs RGB

posted 5 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@mordantmaxim:  Matching colors is tough because of screen/printer calibration. What color paper are you trying to print on?

Post # 5
694 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@mordantmaxim:  I had the exact same problem! My theme is Aqua and I couldn’t get the printer to print aqua it kept coming out sky blue too. In the end I couldn’t get the colour I was after but I got it to print more teal which was better than nothing. I was using word though and I had to change the colour intensity settings under printer properties from auto to manual and under the ‘matching’ tab I selected ‘none’. It was the only way I could get somewhat close to aqua. U can try printing it as a photo too which did produce an almost aqua shade but the printing took ages longer

Post # 7
8604 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

RGB values cannot be used for printing, they are only for viewing on the screen. You should always use CMYK for printing purposes. Also, chances are your home printer isn’t calibrated like a professional machine would be, and that’s another reason why your colors may look off. If that’s the case there’s not much you can do besides print a bunch of sample colors unfortunately.

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