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Old Nov 3, 2002, 1:01 PM   #1
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Default Color Profiles

I'm currently using an Epson 785EPX printer and a color profile called EE153__1.ICM. If I print from Qimage using this profile and don't allow the printer to interfere, my prints all have a heavy blue cast to them.

If I allow the printer to profile the output again they come out looking fine. (PhotoEnhance mode)

The printer has an sRGB mode- should it be enabled if sRGB output is sent to the printer, or should the printer be told not to profile?

My monitor has been profiled with the Spyder and Photocal and it agrees nicely with my Fuji S2.

This printer can do nice work if I don't screw it up and desire to optimize it- I'm open to suggestions!

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Old Nov 5, 2002, 10:45 AM   #2
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The Epson profile is too generic to be considered very accurate, especially across different papers. To really get some level of guaranteed accuracy, you need to use a printer profiling tool to generate a custom profile for your particular printer, paper, and ink. We have a profiling tool called Profile Prism that works well for printer profiling: http://www.ddisoftware.com/prism

If you don't want to get into profiling and color management, the best you can do is fool with all the different settings in the driver to see which work best. With Epson printers, the "color controls" setting usually works best and also allows you to make tweaks to the color if you see problems.

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