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.

If you want to download the full resolution version, click here.

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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The Beast Arrives

My new Epson Stylus Pro 3800 arrived on Tuesday.  It was very exciting.

This printer, for those who don’t know, is just abotu the best you can get in it’s class.  Actually, it is!  This Week in Photography (TWIP) reviewed it just last week as the number one 17″ wide printer with prints as high quality as it gets.

And though it is missing the Vivid Magenta that the 4880 has, I’m pretty damn happy with this printer.  And it’s BIG!

My Epson Stylus Pro 3800

Ryan and I had to rearrange the livingroom to fit it.

I used it to print the pictures for my photo critique on Thursday.  Almost everyone noted that there was a distinct difference in quality between my prints and what we have on campus (Epson Stylus Pro 2400s).  I was most impressed with the black and white reproduction.  Incredible.  I am so happy to be able to have this printer.

Though… I am a little bit nervous.  It costs around $500 to replace all nine 80mL ink cartidges.  Yikes.  Though they are about half the price per mL, they are also 4-8 times larger than most regular ink jet printers.  At least it isn’t the half liter inks you can get for some of the larger printers haha.

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