New Epson r3000 prints darker than old Epson 4000

Started Feb 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
jtoolman Veteran Member • Posts: 6,307
Re: New Epson r3000 prints darker than old Epson 4000

Carolyn S wrote:

Wait Joe....I had something totally unexpected happen. Epson called me (I had sent an email with my frustrations to them) and he wanted to look at my settings and see if there was anything he could do to help. He took over the computer and walked me though setting up to print. It seems that I have been using the wrong color profile....should have been using AdobeRGB instead of the other (can't think what it is called). He also put the printer in charge of color and then set the gamma up a bit. And lo and behold! It printed out what I was looking for in an image!!! I was floored. It is (as close as it can be) close to the monitor and the image from Epson 4000...enough so I am very happy!!! In fact, I like the 3000 image a bit better than the 4000!!

I am glad, but all he did was set you up to let the printer adjust color and use the adobe RGB color space. WHen you let the printer control color you have two gamma settings 1.8 and 2.2

Which one did he set it to? And when he switched you over to letting the printer control color, did he then turn it off in the Photoshop Printer dialogue window?

So basically you are no longer using color management and simply letting the printer take over control. But now all is working and so you can see that the R3000 is quite a great printer.

This will work for you as long as you are using OEM ink and OEM papers, through there are some other makers papers that will work quite work letting the driver control color. BUT when the time comes for you to begin trying other maker's papers such as fine art papers, you will have to give up your current approach and begin using their ICC profiles through Photoshop.

So I think my problem is solved, for now. Thank you for your willingness to print an image for me. That was extremely thoughtful. Thank you, again for your patience!...and all the time you spent with me.

Carolyn...once again a happy camper!


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