I'm printing using an Epson R2400, all epson ink, Epson velvet fine art paper, current drivers and aperture.
I always do a test proof on 8.5 x 11 before doing a 13 x 19 print and record all my settings on the back of the 8.5 x 11...it's a great system.
Last night, I did a test proof - worked great. I printed the full size image and, although the colours are good, there's a large yellow dot where I've done some retouching of the image. No matter what I do, I cannot get a print without that dot. The really frustrating part is that it only appears on the large 13 x 19 print so I use up a lot of ink and paper just trying to get a good print...
I finally just created at TIFF and printed from there, but I'm wondering if anyone else has had this issue with Apple Aperture and printing...
Any insight would be helpful.
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#1. "RE: Really weird printing problem" | In response to Reply # 0elcee Nikonian since 01st Nov 2005Thu 24-Feb-11 04:20 AM | edited Thu 24-Feb-11 11:50 PM by elcee
Interesting problem, MJ. Could you scan the large print, crop out the offending area,
post it here?
Is the dot in the same place on each print?
If you zoom in on the image on-screen, can you see the dot?
Printing the tif version eliminates the dot??
I'd suggest searching http://discussions.apple.com/ if you haven't done so already.
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#3. "RE: Really weird printing problem" | In response to Reply # 0barrywesthead Nikonian since 06th Nov 2006Sat 26-Feb-11 09:04 AM | edited Sat 26-Feb-11 09:05 AM by barrywesthead
Could be something in a layer not being correctly interpreted by the printer driver software. Layers in NX and Photoshop are somewhat proprietary and differently coded than tiff layers. Or, possibly an out-of-gamut color not being correctly interpreted if you are working in the ProPhoto color space.