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My old Epson printer bit the dust, and so after some research bought a Canon MG7720. It looked like it would be a decent home printer with pretty good photo printing capability. Now keep in mind I know next to nothing about photography, and these days do most of mine off of a Samsung 6 or Nikon coolpix. After a weekend of playing with the printer, I am pretty frustrated. My pictures are printing out dark and dull. I've fiddled with the printer settings in the computer but prints are not coming anywhere close to my digital picture. Any help or advice someone can lend in getting acceptable prints?
 

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Could be any number of things or a combination. What color space is your computer set at sRGB or Adobe RGB? Adobe is the most common used. Same for the print driver. Are your imaging devices using the same color space? Is the print driver the latest? Is the driver from the printer manufacturer? Calibrate you monitor. All of these can and do affect how your image will look and print.

A bit long winded but this article will give you some background into digital printing, http://www.adorama.com/alc/0012992/article/Getting-Consistent-Color-from-Monitor-to-Print-an-Update
 

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I have a good IPS monitor that's been calibrated, set at sRGB. Possible that Adobe RGB would be better. Print driver is the latest from Canon. Don't know abut the imaging devices. Thanks for the link, I'll read through it.
 

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I have a good IPS monitor that's been calibrated, set at sRGB. Possible that Adobe RGB would be better. Print driver is the latest from Canon. Don't know abut the imaging devices. Thanks for the link, I'll read through it.
Do you intend to print frame, show your photography?... If so have a service bureau , in other words a really good print shop create your prints rather than spending a lot of money on a printer you have to screw with...I have a great shop in Vancouver scan my works or print my files when having prints made...Printers are always a pain...sounds like you have the proper white point setting for viewing your files...even with that some tweaking of the density in an output edit can be necessary to meet your tastes...
 

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I would definitely take any photo that I thought was exceptional quality to a shop to print. This is just for myself and family so I am looking for just reasonable quality.
 
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