Why does my printed image look dull or darker than on my screen?

Printed images will almost always look somewhat different when printed with ink as compared side-by-side to a computer screen. Screens can display much more vibrant, saturated colors than can be recreated with ink. Also, when a monitor’s brightness is set too high, images will appear much brighter on the screen than what will be produced by the printer.

To achieve the closest color and brightness match between your digital photography/art and your printed images; we recommend using a high quality computer monitor and using a calibration tool to fine-tune your digital display. Save your final edited print files in the JPEG file format with an embedded sRGB color space before uploading to our online portal. Additional details can also be found in this FAQ.