Just a few suggestions that may be of interest:
Turn off the High Speed setting in the printer driver.
Align the print head.
For vertical banding or paper is smeared, have you tried to clean the paper path...
Well said and in my experience very true. I now only use OEM for my Epson 800 for photo work. On the other hand I use third party inks (usually cheapest available at time of purchase) in my Canon desktop all in one printer as it is only used for daily print jobs mainly text with the odd...
Comparing profiles in Colorthink Pro they are indeed very close. There is about a 2% gamut volume difference between the two. When graphically overlayed there is really nothing in it and I agree with ISF that it really should not be noticeable in print.
BPC is always on for perceptual...
It is called [color]profiler and can be downloaded:
No need to open a command window this is handled using the Execute command:
1.Select Targen to generate a target
2 Define all your requirements
3 Select a target Base name for output file this will add a .ti1 extension e.g. test.ti1 to a folder of your choice
Example of Generate window...
I have to say that I do not know the answer to your question but AFAIK all instruments have to be driven by the ArgyllCMS drivers and if not on the list then it may not be possible to drive the instrument directly.
I am not sure if the author...
Reply appreciated thank you 👍.
Ahh, Datacolor and profiles, now I see. Unfortunately this company comes into a lot of criticism at least from what I have seen in professional circles. Unstable, too much variation between samples etc. etc. TBH the only Datacolor product I have used years...
Why, I thought you were happy to discuss?
You did state in this thread:
I only asked where you had seen the Adobe statement recommending BPC off unless really needed, which I do not think an unfair ask. I am really not trying to pick an argument here, merely trying to establish facts!
I have never come across Adobe recommendation for BPC off. Any chance of a link to the source not to use BPC?
In fact I have been given to understand that Adobe In most cases, doing RGB to RGB conversions with Black Point Compensation will produce desirable prints.
With the option checked...
Yes, the problem is that Argyll installs its own driver, although you can use Device Manager to swap between the drivers if you want to use the X Rite software. Had the same problem with my i1Studio, so I made the decision to get rid of the X-Rite software and just use ArgyllCMS...
So you are using a Mac and it is setting colour management automatically! Long time since I used Mac so not 100% sure:
You are setting Colour Managing to ColorSync. Then in options you are selecting Off No Colour management; or it has been turned off already? This should I think make sure the...
The Pixl and indeed other dedicated printer test prints do not require any adjustment in editing software and should print out correctly if the print driver settings are correct for paper type and the correct and good ICC paper profile is selected.
It is not really clear what you mean by photo...
Just to make sure we understand could you confirm the following please:
“all under control” suggests that you have calibrated your monitor to a standard e.g 110 cd/m2, D65, gamma 2.2 with an XRite or other puck is that correct?
And you are also illuminating your print with its...
If your display is too bright then it is common to see dark prints.
Do your prints still look too dark when you take them into another room or outside under good lighting?
Do you calibrate and profile your display using an instrument?