I find that my prints with my ~5 year old Epson 3800 are generally not as finely detailed or as color saturated/vibrant as the images appear on my monitor. For example, in a fall foliage picture, the skies are not as vibrantly blue, the foliage colors are not as saturated, and the leaves are not as detailed as they appear on my monitor. (I have calibrated the monitor and use paper specific profiles, most often I use Hahnemule photo rag pearl), nor are they as good as what I see in commercial galleries. I have the printer menu set at photoshop manages colors, 2880 dpi.
- Am I likely to have better results printing 17 X 22 or 11 X 17 prints using if I replace my old Canon 30D with a full frame camera (maybe the 6D or 5DmkIII if I can afford it).
- Am I likely to find that the 3880 or even the Epson 4900 would make a big difference over the 3800 in detail or vibrant colors
- Or is it likely that the problem I describe above will not be changed much by a new printer or camera and more likely that there is some glitch in the way I am using the 3800?
- Or is my 3800 possibly broken if I can't get the prints to look as good as what is on monitor?
Thanks very much, I am truly grateful for any help.Jordan