color shift on matte paper

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by DJC737, Oct 23, 2003.

  1. DJC737

    DJC737 Guest

    When I view an image on my calibrated monitor, Provit with Spyder, and
    print the image using PS7 using Epsons or Inkjetmalls profiles for glossy,
    semigloss or lustre paper the images are nearly identicle to the monitor and
    I am very pleased with the output. The problem arrises when I shift my Epson
    2200 to matte ink. I shift my color management to the profile of choice say
    Epson's Enhanced Matte. I go to proof the image using the same profile and
    the image shifts in color. White areas become tinted with cyan and magenta.
    If I try to print the image, it looks like what I saw on the monitor with
    the shifted colors. Even stranger, if I use the Epson Heavy weight matte
    profile on the Enhanced matte, I get a beautiful correct image. Hahnemuhle
    William Turner also prints beautifully. BUT ever other matte paper profile
    from Epson or Inkjetmall will give this color cast that is particularily
    hard to remove. I have removed every shred of Epsom software including the
    registry items and reinstalled it all with no luck. I have read everything
    on Inkjetmalls site on color management plus several other sites and read
    Harald Johnson's book, "Mastering Digital Printing" several times cover to
    cover and can find no setting that is not how they recommend. If anyone has
    any idea of what to try next, it would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks, Dave
    DJC737, Oct 23, 2003
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  2. DJC737

    Xalinai Guest

    Color calibration includes the combination of ink and paper you use.
    If you do not want to set up your own profile but found that some
    existing profile that has a different name gives you the images you
    want, why not use it?

    Maybe those who set up the Epson heavy weight matte profile had a
    different lot of paper and ink? Maybe Epson issued a new profile after
    changing ink or paper composition?

    I agree that the idea behind naming a profile is that it should match
    the paper type in the name - but if this doesn't work for some reason,
    the names still enable me to remember, the combination I found to work
    for me.

    Xalinai, Oct 24, 2003
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