Samsung CLP-510 driver settings for photos

Discussion in 'Printer Drivers' started by Michael, Jan 26, 2006.

  1. Michael

    Michael Guest

    I recently purchased a Samsung CLP-510 and was wondering if anybody has any
    experience with printing photos? I do realize this printer is not meant to
    print shop or ink-jet quality photographs - but I've read someone's opinion
    some place that photographs can look OK with some 'tweaking.' Though no
    details were provided.

    As it is right now - potshots are quite dark and color is not very "lively."
    I was wondering if anybody has any experience with tweaking the driver's
    option for photo output?

    Specifically, what settings are you using when printing photos on the
    Graphics tab / Adjust Color button for:

    Color Basics:

    Tone Tuning:
    Tone Curve
    Contrast light tones
    Brightness dark tones
    Contrast dark tones
    Brightness light tones

    I have all of these set to default values. I don't know the first thing
    about color - so I didn't even attempt 'tweaking' on my own... Also - are
    any other settings relevant?

    Thank you,
    Michael, Jan 26, 2006
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  2. Michael

    Commentator Guest

    That was deliberate. My eye and your eye are unlikely to see the same
    thing, and my setings were adjusted by eye.
    Yes, the defaults aren't great. My take on them was the same as yours.
    I googled a print that had supposedly 'pure' colours (no longer have the
    link), and went through repeated adjust and reprint cycles until I was happy
    that the output was close to what I saw on my monitor. Not scientific, but
    it wors for me.

    I am sure you could also create your own print with pure colours in
    Photoshop or some such. You need samples that are big enough to work with
    while being small enough to not waste too much toner.
    Commentator, Jan 26, 2006
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  3. Michael

    Michael Guest

    Commentator - thanks for your answer
    I probably could - but I don't even know what that this means...
    Would you mind sharing your diver settings? If nothing else - that would be
    a great starting point. Though given how many variables there are to
    adjust - I doubt I'd touch anything given I don't understand any of it... If
    the result is ANY better than default values - I'd be quite happy.


    PS What I referred to in my original message was something I read in a user
    printer review some place (c-net or perhaps newegg; did you write that

    Michael, Jan 26, 2006
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