Accurate monitor calibration
is essential if you want consistent results. More than that,
worth taking the time necessary to calibrate all of your devices
correctly so that the image you photographed or scanned looks the same
on your monitor, printer and website as it did in "real life".
Click Here for more information about calibrating your Camera LCD Screen, meanwhile -
Steve about Calibration and Printing -
I have a Colorvision Spyder 2 and Epson R1800.
Pictures from the printer are much darker than expected. What is the
Like you, I have an Epson R1800. Here are two
screen-shots showing the settings I use - in this case for Epson A4
I always use Epson Inks. These settings give me
prints which match an image on my Acer AL1921 monitor precisely and the
original photographed subject.
My monitor is calibrated correctly using Adobe
Gamma and verified using a calibrator.
As a first step, I suggest you try calibrating
your monitor using Adobe Gamma (free with Photoshop) to check that your
Spyder is set up and functioning correctly.
FYI, I have an Epson R800 as well as the R1800 and
I recall finding that the R1800 needed far more care and time to set up
and calibrate. I found some very useful guidelines when I did this at -
If this doesn't crack the problem I suggest you
check you are using the correct paper profile.
Please let me know how you get on.
Enjoy your photography.