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What light to check color of inkjet prints


Albuquerque, US
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biographie Registered since 19th Sep 2002
Mon 13-Jan-03 01:50 AM

I just noticed something interesting about my prints. I was in my bedroom looking at a print I just made, and it looked great. I was about to make another copy, and I noticed a slight blue/magenta cast in the shadow areas. Why I did not see it earlier was the light was different. In the bedroom I have a halogen lamp, but in the kitchen area I have fluorescent lighting. Obviously, different light temperatures and effects, so which do I use as my standard of saying the color is correct? What the heck is museum lighting? Don't museums use those small halogen lamps to illuminate art?

FYI - Canon S9000 printer, Canon Pro Paper, Canon ink (but I don't think this matters for the situation I am asking about)

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