Richard Seiling – Tuning Your Printer for Better Color – Mini Clinic BPG
The March mini-clinic is going to show you how to tune your printer for more consistent, more accurate color. Musicians can take play their music on any in tune instrument and have it sound right. Photographers can do the same with prints…If their printer is in tune.
Rich is going to explain what “in tune” means, and he’ll show you how you can make your photo print correctly on any printer or paper. He’ll explain how canned and custom profiles can help get your printer in tune, and he’ll have lots of physical prints on different papers and printers to look at. He’s also going to be posting some test files you can print and bring to the clinic to see how in tune your printer is.
Rich tells me that he can take one of his twenty year old client files and make it look exactly the same today even on a different printer with different paper. Learning how he does this will unlock new potential for you to make better prints.
Note from Rich:
If you are attending my March 14 mini clinic, I’ve posted some files that will help you get more out of the class. I use these test sheets to “test” how accurate a printer/paper/profile combination is. You can print these on your own printer or at your lab, and we can compare them to my master approved test sheets at the workshop. It’s a great way to see just how good your “canned” profile is. If you want to be thrifty, just print “Color 1”, but printing all three color sheets can help provide more information. Ignore the B&W test sheets as those are not part of the clinic. Write the printer used, profile name, paper name, date, and your name, so that when we are comparing them, we can know what we are looking at and we can get them back to you at the end.
You can find a copy of these on my website at http://makebetterprints.com/color-test-sheets/