said by mromero:
hmmmm sounds like you should calibrate your monitor, not mess with the color settings on the printer.
Excellent point. I suspect that, in many cases, the problem is that the monitor's color rendition is incorrect and that this is also more likely than color calibration problems with the printer or, for that matter, the camera. It's just too easy to start fiddling with brightness, contrast, and God knows what else on a monitor for a particular environment and forget about it.
Indeed, what you're really looking for is consistent (and hopefully accurate) color rendition on all three devices. Oh, best make that four -- there's also a possibility that the renditions you're getting (on either the monitor or the printer) are a consequence of settings in the application you're using for post processing.
And, for that matter, ye olde Mark I eyeball may need some correction also. I know that I personally tend to remember/recreate colors that are a bit more vivid than what exists in a real-world situation. (Well, many photographers do that deliberately, truth be told.) People who were there politely commented on that several times. And the comments got more frequent and more emphatic as I began (unknowingly) to develop cataracts. By the time I finally had successful corrective surgery, I was producing some truly bizarre images (some of which are likely still in my gallery here).
A quick Google search came up immediately with one article that seemed to address all these various factors. Mind, I make no claims on the accuracy of the article -- just take it as a starting point, okay? »desktoppub.about.com/cs/colorcal ··· nter.htm
There's no obvious date on the article, so it may now be somewhat obsolete.--
Joseph V. Morris