18%Grey

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Rich
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18%Grey

Post by Rich » Wed Jan 02, 2008 5:04 pm

I'm working to tune a couple of profiles for my printer that came with PrintFab. From my darkroom days I know that you look for color casts in grey areas. I have a Kodak 18% grey card and thought it would be useful to make a test print with a large 18% grey patch to compare with the card.

What values would be required to produce a grey that matches the 18% card?

My monitor profile gives a good neutral grey but, once I make the test print, does it make sense to change the brightness settings in the monitor to resemble the value of the card, more or less?

Eventually, I know I'll need to get some custom profiles from PrintFab. Meanwhile I need to have something that works reasonably well.

Thanks,
Rich

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