Hi, I recently replaced my r1800 with the r3000 and are calibrating the monitor with spyder 3. All my prints look fine on the monitor but washed out in the print, even when I decrease brightness in LR4.
I remember when I first used the 1800 with an earlier spyder program, I inadvertently had both program and print management checked with expected weirdness.
Here's what I've done. I calibrate the monitor and name it the month I'm in. December,2012. I then use the paper profile in lr4 which is Ilford smooth pearl, as I did with the 1800.
I know I'm doing something stupid and have some Christmas pictures to gift tomorrow (I know last minute) and would appreciate any thoughts on what I could check.
A couple of possible issues: 1. Did you select the correct ICC profile in color management print dialog? 2. Did you soft proof the image to see if you have some out of gamut colors that would not print matching the monitor?
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>Hi, >I recently replaced my r1800 with the r3000 and are >calibrating the monitor with spyder 3. All my prints look >fine on the monitor but washed out in the print, even when I >decrease brightness in LR4. > >I remember when I first used the 1800 with an earlier spyder >program, I inadvertently had both program and print management >checked with expected weirdness. > >Here's what I've done. I calibrate the monitor and name it >the month I'm in. December,2012. I then use the paper profile >in lr4 which is Ilford smooth pearl, as I did with the 1800. > I am curious why you create a new profile every month (I mean with a new filename). I use Spyder3Elite with an epson 2880, no problems. I wonder if there is any chance you are getting the wrong month's profile?? I have not seen Spyder3 fail to set the latest as the default, but then I only have the one named profile from Spyder3.
I would check everything from start to end
make sure Spyder3 says its installing the one you just saved as the default
make sure LR is set to the correct profile
from LR!!! open the print preferences and make sure they are set to "no colour handling" -- note that you must do this from LR not from a printer icon!!
Yeah, I've got the same setup as you and I get outstanding results, but it wasn't until I realized I had to turn off the color management in the Epson driver. It's an easy thing to miss. The default has color management turned on. Until you take care of that, you'll get all kinds of unpredicable results.
Dunno what system you are running, but if Windows 7, check under control panel, then color management. I run two monitors and this will tell me which is set as default for each monitor, it will also let you identify which icc profile you want to use as default for a given monitor. My calibration profile software (Spectravison) will automatically load the most recent profile i generate and it replaces whatever i specify in the default for Windows color management for that monitor. If i want to use a different profile i simply chose it either with Spectravision or choose a different default under the Windows color management tab, either way works.