I use a Mitsubishi CP-70D dye-sub printer to print at events. I have used it for years, and have typically used Exposure X6 as my editing app of choice at events due to the speed that application works at. However, I really miss the image quality that Photolab can produce (Exposure is not a match for it), along with the ability to really quickly drop in a control point or two to enhance specific areas of the image.
So I ran my test image through Photolab, turned off all corrections to the image and printed it. The colours did not match those on the reference print I have from a pro lab, nor the print I get from Exposure.
I dug into the menus and realised that Photolab is not using the printer settings that I have set as the default for the CP-70D. Each time I print a different image the quality setting has been reduced to the lowest quality and the colour profile for the printer has been disabled.
Photolab is the only app to do this. I have tested with Exposure and Affinity Photo and they both will print with the settings I apply within Windows printer settings.
This video demonstrates everything:
To me this seems like a bug within Photolab. However, if anyone has a solution then I’d love to hear.
The option to go into the printer settings and set them to the ones I need for each and every print is absolutely not an option. At a busy event I’ll be printing hundreds of different images a day, there simply isn’t time to adjust the settings constantly.