Which color management setting in Photoshop CS4 provides the best monitor-to-paper output?

Question by JJ: Which color management setting in Photoshop CS4 provides the best monitor-to-paper output?
I do a lot of printing from my photoshop, and I’m looking for the setting that will provide me with colors as close as possible to the colors on my screen. Can someone please help me with these?

Answer:

Answer by vbmica
This is a difficult question to answer since it is a complicated process which is beyond the scope of most answers here. this is what I would do to start:

1. Use only the printer manufacturer’s ink and papers to start with.
2. Make sure you select the proper paper when you are in the print dialog boxes.
3. Use high quality settings

This should get you close.

If you are not happy with the results, then you need to calibrate your monitor, use ICC profiles for printing and choose the correct color space for your images.

Your printed images will never match the screen images exactly – reflected light off the paper is different than transmitted light from the screen.

Hope this helps some.

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