Hoping to avoid trial and error consumables waste, what mode setting do you 2200 users get your best results from? Auto? Photo Enhance? Custom >sRGB? Custom>Advanced>Color Mgmt?>Color Controls?> Epson Natural Color?> Photo Realistic? I could probably use a whole box of paper trying all the posibilities. I just set the printer up today but didn't have time to try it out yet. I thought I'd post here first to get some ideas for a starting point. Thanks, Lou
He has articles on printing from Photoshop and settings for Epson printers. He will refer to the 2100, but nearly all settings are the same for the 2200. The only setting that is different is the "Epson Natural Color" check box that exists on the 2200 drive but not for the 2100. If you check this option, the driver will allow the printer to render colors that are impossible to display on a monitor, but within the printer's gamut of colors. With this item active, I have gotten the cleanest blue sky colors I've seen on an inkjet print, so I recommend using the feature.
Before you get right into printing, read Ian's articles on color management and be sure you have at least calibrated your monitor using Adobe Gamma. If your display is inaccurate, you can't judge the prints or the settings.
BJ: I am new to this printer, Saturday and Adobe. What is adobe gamma?? I also do not have any photo calibration sw. I ma getting some funny color shift on an edited sunset I did in PS7. I used Ian's settings and have loaded the ICM drivers.
Adobe Gamma is a visual monitor profilling software application. Go through this and it will (as best as you can see color) help to create a starting point to making color corrections accurately. Without some kind of profile for your monitor, any change you make in Photoshop is a shot in the dark. For an even better one try Monaco Colorvision and use get their usb device. The measure the colors and tone much more accurately than most people can and is an easy way to start. (albeit it not that inexpensive @ around $400).