Thursday, October 28, 2010

Glossy prints in the CCAD library

So I've been trying to find a way to make better prints and I think I've found it. The color laser printer in the CCAD library produce prints that are a bit dark but the colors are really vibrant. The best quality I've gotten is on the glossy stock. The black ink is actually is so thick that it raises off the paper. Because of this the blacks get crushed but you can control it. Last print I made just blew me away. If you look closely you can see hue shifts within the darks and brush strokes raised off the paper. You can kinda see this in the angled pics. Probably lineart heavy pieces will look really sick on the glossy stock.

The actual image file and the scan of the print out shows a purplish tint (the famous Canon Red) but can be control once again. I'm going to try and use the scan of the print to soft proof in the future.

Gonna try the canon photo paper pro platinum tomorrow and see what's up. Even if the pro plat turns out better, the cost difference probably justify sticking with the library. About $4 per print vs 50c

library print on glossy stock. excuse the dust marks


1 comment:

7414Stars said...

Wowwwwww gorgeous image, Phong!