Help......Epson 3800

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  1. mrclark321 macrumors newbie

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    I have a Epson 3800 and I have been printing a PSD file from my windows laptop and everything works fine, checked colour profile and everything is the same. The Mac has CS4 and the laptop CS3, I let the printer handle the colours. When I print from the Mac the colours come out dull and flat. I am using Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper 13 X 19. Just wasted 2 sheets plus ink! Damn what the hell is wrong?
     
  2. iGary Guest

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    Monitor calibrated?

    Are you soft proofing using the ICC profile for the paper your printing to?
     
  3. mrclark321 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If I take the same file I am using with the windows laptop and open it in CS4 on the Mac and try to print it, it should not matter correct?
     
  4. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    You shouldn't let the printer handle the colors let photoshop Do that.
     
  5. mrclark321 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well I just printed off my 42nd print and they have always come off excellent.
    Can you elaborate on why?
     
  6. iGary Guest

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    You got lucky.

    This is so you assign the color profile you are working on and have edited the image in, not let the printer do it.
     
  7. mrclark321 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I downloaded the epson software for Mac and it's different than windows.
    Anyone any ideas?
     
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  9. Rexegom macrumors newbie

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    No choice

    In mac land with CS2 & 3, lightroom and Leopard the 3800 handbook tells you that you have no choice but to let the printer manage colours.

    There is other software you can buy for colour management but it seems rather expensive, but I'm sill looking.
     

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