First of all, I callibrated and profiled my monitor with a Spyder3Pro. Then a Costco print came out about 40% darker than my monitor image. Next, I downloaded my local Costco’s printer profile. Now, when I either softproof or assign the profile to my image, I would expect the monitor image to become about 40% darker, but that’s not what happens. The monitor image gets about 20% lighter. What’s going on?
Also, Costco told me to embed the printer profile within the image file, but I found comments on the internet saying you should never embed the profile in the image file. In my mind, it seems you should not embed the profile, the only purpose of downloading the profile is to see on my monitor what the Costco print will look like.
Where am I going wrong with any of this?
I really need to solve this print color problem ASAP, because I have a chance to start selling poster size prints of my blender creations.