Ihave to say the colours on my sreen look really good,but they still do not match my print out exactly,so perhaps Ihave bought the wrong type of colour calibrater???
No! the problem is not your calibrater! (Unless its broken!) Calibrating your monitor is the important first step in managing your color process from camera to screen to printing. While the colorimeter profiles your monitor, it does nothing for profiling your printer. That is a whole 'nuther piece of equipment, which, unfortunately, is a bit expensive for the average user to run out and purchase.
But all is not lost! There are things you can do with the printer you have without running out and buying more expensive equipment in order to "get it right". While getting it exactly perfect may be impossible, with a little effort you can achieve acceptable results. For more information on color management from start to finish with PSE and PS, check out Pixels by Woody
. Some of you will recognize him as Colin from the Elements Village PSE site. He has a lot of useful information that isn't that hard to digest on his site.
If you want to get your printer profiled also, go to Cathy's Profiles
. (Thanks Diego!) For $35 US you can get your printer profiled without you having to go out and buy any expensive equipment. And one thing I would recommend as far as your printer goes is to stay away from 3rd party inks. I know buying the manufacturer inks can be expensive, but the printers are calibrated to them and you will get your best results using them. I've tried several myself, but never was able to find one I really liked.