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Ok so I'm in between two programs (GIMP and AFFINITY). Gimp is best when wanting to get the correct color out of my printer but Affinity offers an easier platform to design with. I am using the program for DTG printing and I was wondering if anyone can lend me some advice so that I don't have to use gimp and continue to use my beloved Affinity designer. My printer is a CMYK Epson L1800

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What OS?


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1909 (183623.476),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Affinity Photo 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.532 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.532 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.535 Beta

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Thanks.

Also, I'm not sure what you mean by calling it a CMYK printer. Yes, it uses CMYK inks, as (I think) all home printers do. But as far as I know the printer driver expects to get RGB data, and so your documents (whether in Affinity or GIMP) should be RGB documents not CMYK documents.

 


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1909 (183623.476),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Affinity Photo 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.532 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.532 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.535 Beta

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6 hours ago, AndyMane said:

my computer will show a deep gold

ICC profile for monitor in OS is correct? 


Affinity Store: Affinity Suite (ADe, APh, APu) 1.7.3.481.
Windows 10 Pro, Version 1909, Build 18363.476.
Dell Latitude E5570, i5-6440HQ 2.60 GHz, 8 GB, Intel HD Graphics 530, 1920 x 1080.
Dell OptiPlex 7060, i5-8500 3.00 GHz, 16 GB, Intel UHD Graphics 630, Dell P2417H 1920 x 1080.

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On 1/13/2020 at 3:36 AM, Pšenda said:

ICC profile for monitor in OS is correct? 

I don't understand how to change the icc profile. Can you give me insight please?

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1 hour ago, AndyMane said:

I don't understand how to change the icc profile. Can you give me insight please?

Click the Start button, then type Color Management (or possibly Colour Management if your PC is set to UK English). The dialog that comes up lets you specify the monitor ICC profile.

Take a screenshot and show us what it says now, and we can try to provide more information.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1909 (183623.476),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Affinity Photo 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.532 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.532 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.535 Beta

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5 hours ago, AndyMane said:

I don't understand how to change the icc profile. Can you give me insight please?

https://affinity.help/designer/en-US.lproj/pages/Clr/ClrProfiles.html

https://affinityspotlight.com/article/display-colour-management-in-the-affinity-apps/


Affinity Store: Affinity Suite (ADe, APh, APu) 1.7.3.481.
Windows 10 Pro, Version 1909, Build 18363.476.
Dell Latitude E5570, i5-6440HQ 2.60 GHz, 8 GB, Intel HD Graphics 530, 1920 x 1080.
Dell OptiPlex 7060, i5-8500 3.00 GHz, 16 GB, Intel UHD Graphics 630, Dell P2417H 1920 x 1080.

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You should find them if you follow my instructions above.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1909 (183623.476),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Affinity Photo 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.532 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.532 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.535 Beta

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