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HP ColorLaserjet Printer M255-M256
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

Hello All!

 

Sorry -- I know this is a kind of question that has come up but I still need advice.

 

I am in Sweden and using an HP ColorLaserjet Printer M255-M256.

Usually it's just for documents, occasionally for photographs.

I will usually get prints done professionally but I would like to use the printer for smaller proofs though I have not got very accurate looking prints from it yet. Admittedly, they are on plain paper.

For me, 360dpi is enough resolution and it is mainly color that I would like to improve if possible.

 

I know inkjet is best but still...

 

1. Under "Properties" > Paper/Quality tab > Paper Type there is a long list of media to print -- see image below.

Which of these are most suited to this printer for photographs? I would prefer a matte finish.

 

2. Also, this tab has "Print Quality" set to ImageREt3600 though I cannot change it.

Is that something I could try to adjust?

 

3. I heard that I can let my color management in my photo editor (e.g. Photoshop Elements or Lightroom 5) or even in my Windows settings produce more accurate results.

Would that be via "Properties" > Color > Color Themes and select  "Photo (Adobe RGB 1998)"?

Or is there another way?

 

4. I am using a calibrated monitor. Would it be worth trying to calibrate the printer? (I would have to figure out how!) I have heard that for some printers it's possible to create a profile from the monitor calibration to then install in the printer. But I have a sense that that really may be asking too much of this printer.

 

Thank you for any advice,

Nick

 

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If you want Matte finish the the Photo Matte 200g would be best. If you have a calibration device then you will for sure get closer results and yes that works by creating a custom color profile.

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If you want Matte finish the the Photo Matte 200g would be best. If you have a calibration device then you will for sure get closer results and yes that works by creating a custom color profile.

If you find the information provided useful or solves your problems, help other users find the solution easier by giving kudos and marking my post as an accepted solution.
I am a volunteer, offering my knowledge to support fellow users, I do not work for HP nor speak for HP.



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Thank you Repairatrooper!

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