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HP Laserjet,Color Laserjet 1600 User Manual: Matching Colors

Hp laserjet,color laserjet 1600: user guide.
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Matching colors

The process of matching printer output color to your computer screen is quite complex because printers
and computer monitors use different methods of producing color. Monitors display colors by light pixels
using an RGB (red, green, blue) color process, but printers print colors using a CMYK (black, yellow,
cyan, and magenta) process.
The following factors can influence your ability to match printed colors to those on your screen:
Print media
Printer colorants (inks or toners, for example)
Printing process (inkjet, press, or laser technology, for example)
Overhead lighting
Printer drivers
Computer operating system
Video cards and drivers
Operating environment (very humid or very dry)
Personal differences in perception of color
Keep these factors in mind if colors on your screen do not perfectly match your printed colors. For most
users, the best method for matching colors on your screen to your printer is to print sRGB colors. The
printer uses sRGB and automatically optimizes color output.
For more information about solving issues that are related to color output, see
Chapter 4
Solving issues with color



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