> We are having a sporatic problem with print colors that is driving us crazy.
> The system is Photoshop 3.0 for Windows printing to a Tektronix Phaser IIsdx
> dye sublimation printer with the Tektronix printer driver. The problem is
> that prints from many files have a light green-blue overcast. Even the white
> background shows this color. When we use the info palette to look at RGB
> values, they are OK; white areas have no color.
> I suspect that there is a setting somewhere that we are missing, but we
> have gone through menu after menu and not found (or recognized) the right
> Any suggestions will be appreciated.
> S. Planck
Sporadic, huh? That makes things tough. I'm not familliar w/ the
printer you mention, but if it prints from CMYK ribbons perhaps working
in CMYK color mode might more accurately represent monitor to printer
results and make any casts more apparent.
Your use of the info pallette makes monitor calibration pretty
irrelevant...but creating a custom monitor setup that _shows_ the cast
might help you to color correct any prints that have the cast. (i.e.
you make a print that - regrettably - has a cast, switch monitor setups
and now obliterate it. Won't help get first prints right - but it'll
help a ton when tryng to color correct from a monitor that already looks
I know from experience that when I print RGB files with my HP 560
Photoshop works some RGB to CMYK magic in the background.
Also,is there a profile for your printer available in the
Prefs-> printing inks setup dialog box. If not maybe someone has
devised a custom set.
Sorry about the ambiguity - just throwing two cents around :).