soft proofing epson velvet fine art paper
as a beginner to printing i am just learning my way around with the 3880 i got last week.
i have been trying a variety of stuff and just started soft proofing.
i notice with certain photo's when matched to certain papers there will be huge difference that is really uncorrectable.
epson velvet fine art seems to have much more of a faded look no matter what i try to correct by changing things .
i am assuming the range of the paper sometimes will never allow you to match the origonal.
i am using lr4 to softproof.
#1. "RE: soft proofing epson velvet fine art paper" | In response to Reply # 0esantos Nikonian since 10th Nov 2002Fri 19-Apr-13 01:23 PM
What you are experiencing is normal. Fine art matte papers are generally apt to display less contrast. This is usually overly manifested in soft proof. The reason is that the soft proof engine has difficulty translating the lower opacity of the natural fiber paper.
When soft proofing matte papers don't concern yourself with the lack of contrast but more with the accuracy of color. You may also want to turn on gamut warning if this is available in LR4. What you want to focus on in soft proof is whether your printer can reproduce the colors in the image. And if it can't finding some acceptable alternative to the out of gamut tones. Try toggling between the two rendering intents designed for photographic images; Relative Colorimetric and Perceptual. If that does not help then try making edits to bring the colors back to the original. You can add a little more contrast but I would first run a test print without it. Adding too much contrast can blow out the whites and kill the shadow detail.
One last thing. The human eye is remarkable at making adjustments and compensating for perceived changes from one source to another. While you may see the difference in contrast between the print and your display when placed side-by-side when viewed alone the print will look fine. And as a bonus fine art matte papers will increase in contrast when framed behind glass as the glass acts as a high gloss or semi-gloss coating.
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