Looking for an ICC profile for Epson Premium Presentation Matte on SC-P800

Started 6 months ago | Questions thread
OP Eric Stevens New Member • Posts: 12
Re: Epson paper names

NAwlins Contrarian wrote:

Looking for an ICC profile for Epson Premium Presentation Matte on SC-P800

Epson used to have one. I know because its ghost remains in the now unrecoverable Recycle Bin of an old HDD. I've tried searching the various major Epson sites around the world but haven't been able to find a downloadable copy. There may be one in regional driver downloads for the printer but that is playing Russian Roulette. I would be grateful if someone could point me to a site where I can find the profile, either that to an equivalent more readily available profile.

Maybe the offers from pixelgenius and/or Charles2 have solved your problem.

OTOH, I wonder whether part of the issue / confusion here may be with Epson renaming papers and/or calling a given paper by different names in different countries. As a maybe-relevant example, currently in the U.S., B&H lists:

* Epson Presentation Paper Matte (102 gsm),

* Epson Premium Presentation Paper Matte (165 gsm), and

* Epson Ultra Premium Presentation Paper Matte (192 gsm),

plus some double-sided varieties and even lighter / thinner papers.

All of that said, I don't understand why you think using a driver download for the printer is playing Russian Roulette. If you download the latest P800 driver package from the Epson website for your country or region, uninstall your old driver, and install the current one, I bet it will also install an ICC profile for the P800 with Ultra Premium Presentation Paper Matte and quite possibly Premium Presentation Paper Matte too. That is the way Epson works for the profiles for its basic papers--they are installed with the driver package.

I've been through this situation before in the early days of the P800. I live in New Zealand and the locally supplied driver lacked a profile I required. I got on to the local Epson support and was referred to their Australian office. They pointed me to their local driver which turned out to have a significantly different set of profiles, fortunately including the one I wanted. Later on I installed the US driver and got yet another set of profiles. The problem at the heeart of all this was that some of the profiles were embedded in the driver and could not be loaded into the colour profile directory.

The reason that I referred to Russian Roulette is that a different driver will give me a different collection of profiles, many of which I will be unable to save for use with a different driver. I don't know if the situation has changed but I don't want to go that way unless I have to.

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