I have checked color settings in InDesign, the print driver and Windows and can´t find any difference.
My instinct is to say, keep looking! It's very likely it's a subtle difference in one of those things. Are you using one of the built-in Adobe colour settings presets? If so, which? What make of printer or RIP is it?
On one of the computers the colors are much brighter when printed than the others are (we would like the prints
from the other computers be like the same color as this).
Is the soft proof/preview also different?
I will take another look to check if i have missed something. We are using the default colour setting, have to check the name of it. The printer is a Konica Minolta Bizhub C284.
Indesign is terrible for colour matching.
Have you tried exporting as a pdf and going from there? Have you recently converted CMYK to RGB?
Yes I have tried printing the same document from PDF (Adobe Reader) and the
result is the same. No conversion has been done.
Have you tried printing from the original computer to make sure it's not a colour issue with the document itself?
It affects all documents that are printed (InDesign and PDF).
have you verified everyone is using the same driver and version for the BizHub?
The computers all use the profile sRGB IEC61966-2.1, are using the exact same
print driver and have the same grapichs card.
I can´t find any differences in any settings, are there other colour settings
that affect the printing besides changing the profile in Windows? (The settings
on the printdriver are untouched).
I tried to switch the monitors and that didn´t make any difference either.
SOMETHING has to be set differently. I'm still suspsicious of the driver, and suspect one printer is using postscript driver and the other PCL.
No all are using PCL driver. We are deploying the printer through a print server
and the user can´t change the driver (to be sure i double checked the driver and it was PCL on all).
I agree it must a setting that differs but i don´t know what more settings to compare.
Does the printer have a Fiery/EFI Controller? If not, is there a Postscript driver available for the standard printer? If the answer to either of these is yes, try using the Postscript driver. Postscript is generally much more reliable when it comes to DTP software.
No it doesn´t have a Fiery/EFI Controller. I have tried the Postscript driver but
the colour comes out the same.
The issue was resolved by installing the PS driver.
I wrote that we had tried to install the PS driver but due to a misunderstanding
between me and my co-worker that wasn´t the case.
But I find one thing odd though. The PC that had the best color quality had the PS driver
installed but was using the PCL driver when printing. So to get the others PC´s the print the
same it was enough to just install printer with the PS driver and still using the printer with the PCL driver.
Thanks for all the replies!