I (tried) to profile my Brother MFC-9840CDW color laser printer (ok- its not a professional device but at least it should print “basic” colors)…
Calibration tool: Spyder3 print
Profiling targets: First i profiled using a 150 field profiling target - next i tried it with a 700 (color) + 200 (sepia, b/w) field profiling target
By default the targets printed with a very low color saturation (faded colors) - the b/w target even missed a dozen fields at all -
After creating the profile i printed some test images and it turned out, now there is a is much more color saturation (so far so good) but there is a massive lack in greens and reds.
Funny thing - it seems the 150 field profile produces slightly more greens than the 700 field profile…
Now i printed one test image composed of only green and red colors with the new profile and one with printer color management on. Besides the color shift the printer managed photo includes slightly more greens and more reds (Magenta).
So… to show what’s going on - look at the LAB Plot - the image shows the Brother9840 profile i created compared to the default brother printer profile. There are no greens at all and in specially in side view you will see the gap in reds. (blues and yellows are way better - conform to my impression on the printed test pictures)
This is the first profile i created… so i might doing something wrong - but the process is pretty much straight forward and i can’t image doing something significant different…
There is no default setting for “no color correction” in Brother printer menu (only something like “color mode” to none - the one i used for printing the profiling targets).
Is this behavior well known on laser printer? Or is there something wrong with my toner? … I have no clue where to start tweaking for better results…