Problem: Can't get decent color matching between monitor and printer.
Prints are generally too dark, not enough yellow, too much red and
magenta, esp. in flesh tones. Greens are darker in general, and
Factors: The printer is older, and not listed in printer profiles of
PS4. I've tried setting up Printing Inks manually with marginal and
inconsistent results. I'm using win95, and recently tried using
Colorific Color Matching software to help in solution of this problem.
I've been reading everything I can, but still need some help short of
purchasing better hardware.
Steps I've Taken: Installed colorific, which seemed to do a good job
calibrating my monitor and windows 95 ICM. Updated Diamond Stealth 64
driver to Win95. Obtained updated version of Epson Driver and compared
that to the driver within Win95. So far the Win 95 driver seems to work
a little better. I understand that this method of color matching works
better in RGB mode with PS's internal KPCMS disabled. In the Separation
Tables I've tried building the separation profile with KPCMS, but I'm
not sure which input/output options to select since my printer isn't
listed as an option. I've also tried calibrating the Printing Inks
setup manually and converting to CMYK for printing, but that's pretty
darn frustrating. That's why I went with colorific.
Summary: Some methods work better than others, but none are quite right
for me. I know I need a newer printer and better video card, but until
then, can someone help me. I've found previous posts to this group very
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