Q: Why did my printed items seem brighter or a slightly different color on screen?
A: The experience of seeing a printed item will always be different than seeing it illumined on a screen. In the latter scenario you literally have a light behind the image lighting it up. After that you have to consider that every monitor has brightness and contrast settings that are set individually by the user and that look different to the human eye based on how much light is in the room. How it looks on one monitor may be different than how it looks on another monitor (this is similar to what we experienced with the web site when it comes to monitor sizes.).