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Screen colour not matching the printed pages

I have had hp tech out to try and solve this but still no go with whats wrong !!
the printed product is somewhat darker than what shows on screen (LCD)
is there an update or download that may help.

Thanks

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  • Leroy Elliott
    Leroy Elliott May 11, 2010

    it's a printer, not a camera.

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Unfortunately that's the age old problem of matching colors between computers and printers. Your printer is probably not the problem, that's why he couldn't fix it. Even though your monitor is set to default values it doesn't mean that your colors are correct as colors can vary from monitor to monitor and the color temperature is probably too high causing the colors to look lighter than the printout. The picture on the monitor may look good to you, but it's not set right for matching printer colors. Monitors use RGB (Red, Green & Blue colors) colors and printers use CYMK (Cyan, Yellow, Magenta & Black) colors and you have to make them get the results you want. You will have to do some tweaking of your monitor's settings to get it to match the printer output. Below are some links that will help explain things better and maybe help you adjust your monitor.

http://www.colorwiki.com/wiki/How_To_Get_My_Monitor_To_Match_My_Printer

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AjWgmLYL.EGyC5z6hTuiEILty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090405191851AAl0xOq&show=7#profile-info-R3GCvDlKaa

http://www.hex2bit.com/products/product_mcw.asp

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