Thanks a lot for your quick and valuable responses :)
I didn't print the test charts with the Adobe Color Printer Utility, so
probably that's why the colors are darker, etc..
I will follow (all) your suggestions and repeat the printer profiling.
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Subject: [argyllcms] Re: Dark colors and very poor gray scale after printer
From: edmund ronald
Before looking for hardware issues, one should first check whether one is
applying the profile correctly, and then whether the profiling target was
A way to check whether the profile is being applied correctly is to take an
image file "convert to profile" in Photoshop, save the new file, and print it
On Mon, Jul 30, 2018 at 1:20 PM, Alan Goldhammer
The error values that you posted are good and generally what I observe when
profiling my Epson 3880 printer. You say there is “little variation among the
profiles” but don’t define what that means.
Two quick things occur to me. Perhaps the i1 is out of specification. You can
download the i1 Diagnostics software from X-Rite and do a quick check to
address that. The second is whether you printed out the patch set WITHOUT
color management. I always use the Adobe Color Print Utility to do this since
Photoshop generally does not allow one to print without color management (there
is a null transform way of doing this but the ACPU is easier to use). Do let
us know how you printed out the patch set. As Graeme noted in his response,
it’s more likely a workflow issue.
One other observation, using –g128 is overkill IMO. I routinely use –g51 in
the final patch set (I do a precondition profile first to establish a
On Behalf Of mattia tiberi
Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2018 5:24 PM
Subject: [argyllcms] Dark colors and very poor gray scale after printer
I've recently bought a used eye one pro, I' ve used it to calibrate my pc
monitor and to read 1764 patches.
I've printed with my own created icc profile, with the icc of the paper
manufacter, as well with the standard icc profiles of my epson printer but none
of them seem to work.
Except from little variations among the profiles, the printed colors are much
more darker and the gray scale is very poor from the soft proofing on
Photoshop. Some image parts with gray shades are printed black!!
The Argyllcms commands that I used to generate the profile are:
1) targen -v -d2 -G -g128 -f1764 eye_one_result
2) printtarg -v -ii1 -R1 -T300 -p A4 eye_one_result
3) chartread -v -H -T0.4 eye_one_target_result
4) colprof -v -qH -r1.0 -D"Polyester MatteBlack FineArtMattePaper"
5) profcheck -k eye_one_result.ti3 eye_one_result.icm
Profile check complete, errors(CIEDE2000): max. = 1.617668, avg. = 0.349918,
RMS = 0.398709
Do you have any ideas why is this happening?
Thanks in advance.
Greetings from Munich,