Very unusual color shift on Epson 2880 printer
I have been using an Epson 2880 for a couple of years, getting excellent color fidelity on all my prints, using Epson Ultra Premium Luster paper, with the Epson paper profile and set on Relative Colorimetric, in conjunction with a profiled monitor. However, one recent print has me puzzled. It was of a "darkish sky-blue" painted outdoor sculpture of twirling metal ribbons, some sections in the sunlight and some in the shade. Those areas in the sun were the correct color in the print, but those in the shade were a dramatically erroneous mid to dark magenta. Changing the intent to Perceptual made litte difference. The monitor showed the correct blue colors. I have not had any problems since with images of other scenes. Can anyone please explain this phenomenon? Many thanks.
#2. "RE: Very unusual color shift on Epson 2880 printer" | In response to Reply # 1Bert Shelton Registered since 19th Jun 2012Wed 27-Jun-12 10:45 PM
I'm afraid that blocked ink flow is not the answer.
After printing the problem image twice (RC & P), and wherein no other areas of those same two prints showed any abnormality, I went on to print about a dozen more images with no ink changes, or any other changes, and all the following prints have been fine, including lots of blues - think skies.
More recently, with no printer changes at all, including ink, everything has been OK.
It's a mystery!
#3. "RE: Very unusual color shift on Epson 2880 printer" | In response to Reply # 2quenton8 Nikonian since 11th Apr 2010Wed 27-Jun-12 11:17 PM
Next time you have this (if!), try a nozzle check.
Nozzle's will clog and then can also clear quietly. A nozzle check should tell you if its a nozzle problem (or low ink, but I have never had low ink create a problem on my 2880).