Printer settings and file formats can have a big effect on print quality. To help you understand these factors and be sure you get the best results from ILFORD GALERIE media, use the following information as a guide.
- Changing the media type (ie paper, film, etc) under “printer options” alters the look of the print. It can affect colour quality in particular.
- A file sent to the printer as an RGB (Red, Green, Blue) file will be processed differently than one sent as a CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black) file. Most images will yield higher print quality when sent as RGB files.
- Printer settings may also need to be changed to get the best results. Experiments with these settings can be used to achieve the preferred look for your prints.
- After selecting “Print”, some printer drivers offer an option: Print as “RGB”, “CMYK” or “Greyscale” (black and white tone). To achieve the best results select the option that matches the file from which you are printing.
For the optimum settings for your printer and media combination use our Printer Profiles & Paper Settings page.