Thanks jrista for the info. I am fairly new to printing my work also and I struggle a bit with getting my prints to closely match what I see on my monitor. My Dell monitor is calibrated with a Spyder 4 Pro, I always Softproof in LR and use the appropriate profile with relative intent, and still usually end up disappointed with the output. I'm not sure if there is anything else I can do to get improved results. I'm using a Canon PRO-100 printer with Canon Semi-Gloss paper (SG-201). I'm sure my monitor is still too bright even though it was calibrated according to directions. You mention that brightness should be 80-120mcd but those numbers don't really correlate with my monitor's brightness setting numbers so how can I tell where to properly set my brightness? Would it be maybe 25% of the max brightness setting? Any advice is appreciated.