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    I'm starting a business creating art etc. files for people to print at home. I don't know what settings to use to make that happen. I was under the impression that as long as it was a pdf, it would work. Clearly not. When I print, the colors are all wrong.

    Any help greatly appreciated. I've been all over the internet and can't find help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyepatrick, post: 211892
    I'm starting a business creating art etc. files for people to print at home. I don't know what settings to use to make that happen. I was under the impression that as long as it was a pdf, it would work. Clearly not. When I print, the colors are all wrong.

    Any help greatly appreciated. I've been all over the internet and can't find help.
    Colours will never print the way they look onscreen. Simply put, the issue is that screen colours are created by light, and print colours are created by pigment. For a much fuller explanation, see this: http://www.snoitulosten.com/images-p...-color-worlds/
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlphaMare, post: 211894
    Colours will never print the way they look onscreen. Simply put, the issue is that screen colours are created by light, and print colours are created by pigment. For a much fuller explanation, see this: http://www.snoitulosten.com/images-p...-color-worlds/
    First of all I just realized I'm in introductions, so sorry for that. I should have been more specific. Blue prints grey, green prints purple, etc. I can deal with a little discrepancy, but I have some settings wrong. I've done this before and then changed some settings but I don't know what they are? Color matching? Flattening everything in Illustrator, changing the way I save to pdf, etc. I mean if I'm going to be selling these, they have to at least sort of look like the colors represented on screen. Thank you so much for your help.

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