Epson Matte Paper Hates Me

Trying to print some pics that people have purchased.

On the left is how it looks on the screen, and on luster paper on any of the printers I’ve tried it on. Epson Stylus Pro 3800, 4000 Professional Edition, 4880 Pro. On the right of that picture are what happens when I do matte and choose either the Epson color profile for the paper, or the Adobe color profile.

All done is Adobe RGB 1998.

Lemme know what you think is going on, I’m stumped. All pictures I print looks like ass when on this matte paper. Click the pic to open up the larger in lightbox.  These were scanned on an Epson Perfection V750 Pro.

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Here is what the full image looks like, the scans above are only partials since I don’t have a large format scanner.

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4 thoughts on “Epson Matte Paper Hates Me

  1. I don’t necessarily care about the paper, but that picture is crazy beautiful. Very artistic, love the colour, and I love that the vase is basically floating in mid-air.

    I desperately try to take stylish pictures like that, but most of mine come out being very amateurish. I just don’t think I take enough time framing a shot and thinking about how it’s really going to look when processed.

  2. I have had the same problem with the velvet fine art paper. I have only printed on the epson 4800 and it didn’t have the matte black ink installed so I thought that was the problem. If you tried on a 3800 I am baffled as to why you had problems but would be interested if you find out what the problem was. I am thinking of buying a 3800 in the near future.

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  3. Justin,

    What you need to do is download the profile from the paper manufacturer and make sure that the profile is being applied by photoshop only and that all color management on the printer side is turned off.

    Email if you want some insanely detailed instructions…

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