Just received my Epson R2000...... New to home printing Any Suggestions ?
I just received my new Epson R2000. I had used Mpix and AdoramaPix in the past for various printing, although the cost per print was good from both sources, I thought the cost of shipping for a small amount of prints was not justifiable so I took the step forward to try home printing. After research and forum/review scanning and budget, I choose the R2000.
I will be using this printer with a 25" iMac and 15" MacbookPro, both running on Snow Leopard. I have both LR3 and CS5 on both systems and use Spyderexpress3 for monitor calibration. Besides the above mentioned, do I need something to calibrate monitors and printer?
I also purchased a ream of glossy and luster paper which I have have read is the best paper to use with the R2000. I will also be downloading the specific color profiles for each paper from Epsons website. Is there a proper/best way to download these profiles and place them properly in Mac's colorsync utility? I tried to download the profiles from Mpix but could not get the profiles placed properly. Any suggestions as to do this with Epson's profiles?
Placement of the printer (due to size) will probably require use of the Wi-Fi (another reason for the R2000) does anyone have any comments or suggestions about this and/or proper configuration of the Wi-Fi setup?
Last, any tips or tricks or knowledgeable recommendations would be greatly appreciated. I am a newbie to the "home-printing" arena and my wife is eager to display some of the (IMO ) better images I have taken.
Thanks in advance for looking and any comments that may be thrown my way.
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#1. "RE: Just received my Epson R2000...... New to home printing Any Suggestions ?" | In response to Reply # 0esantos Nikonian since 10th Nov 2002Sat 24-Mar-12 03:20 PM
Congratulations on your new R2000.
You should be ready to go from the information you have listed in your post. You will not need to profile your printer (calibration is not possible with this printer) and the Spyder Express should do fine calibrating and profiling your display. Epson provides outstanding ICC paper profiles for their printers so you will not need to generate your own profiles. The install CD that came with your printer will install many of the paper profiles you will need for the compatible papers. If you do not find the profile you need already installed in your system then you can search the Epson website. Sometimes Epson provides improved profiles for the ones already installed on your system, if this is the case for the R2000 by all means download and install them and see if you see an improvement in print output.
I have no experience setting up the R2000 nor using a WiFi connection but it should be pretty easy. Epson usually provides very good instructions and their set up software is good too.
As far as tips and tricks you definitely want to follow a color managed print workflow. That means using your ICC paper profiles with the proper image editing software print command settings and Epson printer driver settings. Make sure you apply color management only once in your print workflow (most people do it in the editing software print command, but it can alternately be applied in the printer driver), use the best Rendering Intent (Relative Colorimetric is usually the best choice but you can also try Perceptual), and use the correct Media Type setting in the printer driver that corresponds to the type of paper you are using. These are the three most important things to get right. If you do use a color managed workflow you do not want to be making adjustments to color or tone in the printer driver on the fly. This will only complicate things and truly they are not compatible. A good paper profile, a well calibrated/profiled display, and following a simple color managed print workflow is all that is needed.
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