During the Photoworld Expo here, I bought a Pixma iX6560 printer from Canon. It is the smallest A3+ printer in the market and it was on sale.
When I finally set it up, I made some test prints and the one on the left is one of those.
Printing my pictures is one thing which I’ve wanted to do before as I believe it will give me more satisfaction than viewing the pictures on a computer screen.
As I’ve found out, printing is not as easy as it looks. For one thing, the printer doesn’t do a good matte print. Glossy prints look better. And another more important thing, I need to calibrate my monitor:
- My LED screen is a whole stop lighter than the prints so I have to republish in lightroom those pictures which I want to print.
- Black and white photos are ok after making them lighter.
- The colored ones are problematic since the midtones are off, skin tones are off, color temperature is off.
I’m thinking that I need a monitor calibration device but the price is expensive and I think that I’ll use it only once or twice to calibrate my two monitors. I just have to find somebody from whom I can borrow this device.