Cannot print with my Epson Stylus R800 on Mac! Help!

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  1. Mpls Mac macrumors newbie

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    A few years ago I purchased an Epson R800 printer for exclusively my photo printing. At the time I was using this on a PC and it printed perfectly. When I started using this on my Intel iMac, I haven't been able to get a decent print from it. Photos come out either too dark, or poorly color matched. I seem to have the proper drivers and icc profiles for the paper, but I am totally at a loss. I generally print from Lightroom but I have had the same problems when I used to use Aperture. Yes, my monitor is properly calibrated with a spyder.

    I k now some people suggest custom profiles, but this seems like way too much work and should not be needed.

    Has anyone been able to get this printer to work on your Mac??
     
  2. Batt macrumors 65816

    Batt

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    I don't have the R800, but the R300. Virtually every time I print to it, I have to tell it the type of paper I'm using. It defaults to plain paper pretty much no matter what I do. Could be your problem, too, if you don't check it every time.
     
  3. GoKyu macrumors 65816

    GoKyu

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    New Orleans
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    I own the R1800, which is just the R800's larger brother - they both take the same inks.

    I had the same issue - calibrated screen (eye-one display 2), using premium ICC profiles off Epson's website, etc. I was informed not long ago that recent versions of Leopard (10.5.x) are causing the problem, and a solution is being worked on.

    It *is* still possible to get close to the prints that you want, but you almost need to overcorrect in order to make the image look right. Hopefully this will be fixed very soon.

    For really important prints, I go back into Fusion and load up PS CS3 there.

    Hope this helps!
     

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