I am presently trying to dive deeper into the area of understanding how to make and use printing profiles, tailored to specific paper qualities. Each new experiment probably will make me a little bit wiser. To make things more complicated, I print on quite bad paper qualities After all, if I can get decent prints out of bad (cheap) papers, then the expensive paper qualities will hopefully yield superb results…
I am using Linux Mint, DisplayCAL, ColorMunki Photo, CUPS, The Gimp, darktable, and a 6-color Epson inkjet XP-960 printer.
Here is the gamut of my sRGB monitor (i.e. the range of colours that my monitor can show):
This is the gamut of a sort-of-bad paper quality:
Quite a difference, eh?
Finally, here is the gamut for a “good”, glossy printer paper:
Now, what does this mean in reality?
Top image = small gamut/bad paper.
Bottom image = a somewhat larger gamut/good paper.
Claes in Lund, Sweden