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Bad prints with Epson R2400, Photoshop CS4, and Apple cinema display

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The Horned Jack Lizard says:

Hello,

No matter what I do, I cannot get good prints. I have an Apple 30" cinema display and an Epson R2400 printer. I have calibrated the display with a Spyder Elite 3 and use the Epson R2400 profile for the Epson Premium luster paper I'm using. I tell the computer to "Let Photoshop determine colors" and turn off the ICM color management in the printer dialog. When I print, the colors are all desaturated and it's very dark. I am now at a loss as to what to do. When I soft proof them in Photoshop CS4, the look fine, but when printed they look horrible. I am using inks from printpal, but people have said they get good results from them. I ordered genuine Epson ink and will gte them shortly to eliminate this vairable. All I want to be able to do is get decent prints and it seems I cannot. If you have any suggestions, I would be most grateful.

Thanks,

Jack
11:30AM, 3 November 2008 PDT (permalink)

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colorcritical is a group administrator colorcritical says:

Are you choosing the R2400 profile as "print space"? - and what Rendering Intent are you using?

Marc
118 months ago (permalink)

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loujanelle says:

We are getting good results printing on an Epson 2200 with Photoshop CS3 and CS2. File>Print with Preview>Color Management>Set both "Prood" and "Document" to "Let Photoshop handle colors ... (ICC profile set to the correct type of paper, e.g. SP2200 Premium Luster_PK.

Also, on the "Printer Properties" you need to check in the "Advanced" setting to make sure that under ICC Profile you have checked "No Color Adjustment".

Note: We get our best results printing from a TIF file.
116 months ago (permalink)

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