[argyllcms] Re: Profiles for Epson 3880

  • From: Leonard Evens <len@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: argyllcms@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 16 Feb 2011 10:30:55 -0600

On Wed, 2011-02-16 at 17:24 +0100, edmund ronald wrote:
> I wouldn't bother printing with profiles actually, I would select
> "Printer Manages Colors" in Photoshop, and make sure that your image
> is either in sRGB or AdobeRGB and that this is selected by the printer
> driver. When you select the paper type in the printer driver media
> settings the printer driver while automatically call up a profile and
> do a rendering for you. This works very well for the latest Epson
> printers.
> 
> However, as a Gutenprint collaborator, I would encourage you of course
> to use our new Epson 3880 driver, under Linux, and provide feedback.
> You will be able to profile this printer using your EyeOne and Argyll.
> Once profiled, the results should be roughly equivalent to the native
> driver under Windows - Gutenprint is now good enough for pro work.
> 
> Edmund

Thanks for the advice.  I did do something like that, and the result was
pretty good, although I didn't try to check how accurate the colors
were.

I will certainly profile the printer under Linux, but I first want to
get some experience using it.

> 
> On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 3:17 PM, Leonard Evens
> <len@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Wed, 2011-02-16 at 08:55 +0100, edmund ronald wrote:
> >> Epson profiles can downloaded from the Epson site, but they are really
> >> only for the Mac and Windows OEM drivers.
> >
> > I can print using Photoshop under Windows on my dual boot system.
> >
> > But I don't understand  what the profiles are for.
> > They are for
> > Epson Hot Press Bright Paper
> > Epson Hot Press Natural Paper
> > Epson Cold Press Bright Paper
> > Epson Cold Press Natural Paper
> >
> > I don't know which papers these refer to.
> >
> > Each of these contains a Windows program, but I don't know what ahppens
> > when I run them.
> >
> > Where are the profiles?
> >
> >>
> >> Edmund
> >>
> >> On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 4:49 AM, Leonard Evens
> >> <len@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> > I used my Eye One Pro to create a profile for my Epson 1280 printer used
> >> > with one of the standard Epson papers.
> >> >
> >> > I now have and Epson 3880 printer, and I thought that there were
> >> > profiles which I could download for the printer, or which might already
> >> > come with it.
> >> >
> >> > But I don't really understand what I've been able to find about the
> >> > matter by using google.  I find Epson profiles but they don't seem to be
> >> > for papers I have, and I don't know what to do with them.
> >> >
> >> > Can anyone point me in the right direction to get started with that.
> >> >
> >> > Of course, since I plan to work under Linux, I may end up creating my
> >> > own profiles.  Since I did it before,  I presume I can do it again with
> >> > the new printer, but I am curious to try it with profiles supplied by
> >> > Epson if such exist,
> >> >
> >> > The papers I now have are
> >> > Epson Photo Paper   11 x 17 and 13 x 19
> >> > Epson Premium Photo Paper Glossy  Letter size
> >> > Brilliant Suprem L Lustre Paper  17 x 22
> >> >
> >> > I got the latter at Calumet Photo when I bought the printer last summer.
> >> > I was told by the salesman that the "Epson semi-gloss profile", whatever
> >> > that is would work with that paper.
> >> > --
> >> > Leonard Evens len@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> > Professor Emeritus, Department of Mathematics, Northwestern University
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> >
> 



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