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  • 15. Re: Epson Stylus 4800 prints cyan cast around picture -GOOD NEWS
    elol Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Here goes again
    Ran a series of tests with Profiles V2.4 and V4 using PSE9 and CS5
    all results the same on Leopard no problems
    Snow leopard v2.4 went to the edge but no cyan/grey border
    Snow leopard V4 went to the edges and around image a cyan/grey border
    Snow leopard some other profiles from DATACOLOR/Colourvision work just fine... as do some V2 profiles
    Colours of images similar accross the board
    downloaded trial version of Adobe lightroom 3.3 all works perfectly both 2.4 and 4.0 profiles
    this seems to eliminate epson, canon, apple and now we look at the Xrite profiles and Adobe products. any other suggestions/comments out there??????
  • 16. Re: Epson Stylus 4800 prints cyan cast around picture - latest driver 6.65
    elol Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I also ran into problems with Version 4 profiles from some profiling tools along with the cyan issue and the passing the print head for the entire document..

    I have developed a procedure to continue to work with snow leopard 10.6.5 it appears to work for both PSE9 and CS5 photoshop V2.4 and V4.1 profiles

    1. do all your regular work as always.
    2. select resize canvas uncheck relative and define canvas as the actual size of the paper you are using make background and foreground white
    3. when you go to the print menus you work as always. You can also move the image around on the canvas.
    4. do not same image with the canvas sizeunless you want to....

    note: do not use the relative canvas option it does not eliminate all the cyan printing..

    The printer now loads paper and spaces forward to the image and starts printing only the image. at end it just releases paper as always.

    I know this is only a bypass ...... but it works...(I think. so far no caveats from my tests. hope you guys do not find any problems with it!

    good luck elo
    elol Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Look at this new driver update.. Will test as soon as my new cartridges arrive..

    Drivers & Support: Epson Stylus Pro 3800
    Back to all support options for Epson Stylus Pro 3800
    Mac OS X Common Updater {v.5.0:} 28-Dec-2010, 35.0MBs

    Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X - PowerPC, Mac OS X - Intel
    English, Français, Nederlands, Deutsch, Español, Italiano, Portugues
    Epson Stylus Pro 11880, Epson Stylus Pro 3800, Epson Stylus Pro 3880, Epson Stylus Pro 4000, Epson Stylus Pro 4400, Epson Stylus Pro 4450, Epson Stylus Pro 4800, Epson Stylus Pro 4880, Epson Stylus Pro 4900, Epson Stylus Pro 7400, Epson Stylus Pro 7450, Epson Stylus Pro 7600, Epson Stylus Pro 7700, Epson Stylus Pro 7800, Epson Stylus Pro 7880, Epson Stylus Pro 7890, Epson Stylus Pro 7900, Epson Stylus Pro 9400, Epson Stylus Pro 9450, Epson Stylus Pro 9600, Epson Stylus Pro 9700, Epson Stylus Pro 9800, Epson Stylus Pro 9880, Epson Stylus Pro 9890, Epson Stylus Pro 9900
    WHQL Certified:
    File Format:
    Additional Information:
    Improved behaviour when printing on custom media.
    Improved printer pool function.
    Improved empty cartridge display in the driver utility panel
  • 18. Re: Epson Stylus 4800 prints cyan cast around picture - latest driver 6.65
    elol Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Epson Common updater no difference.....still bad news...
  • 19. Re: Epson Stylus 4800 prints cyan cast around picture - latest driver 6.65
    Hagen Hohn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    2010 update: it is not an OS issue. PS is the issue. test these scenarios:

    Epson 3880, OS 10.6.6, PS CS4, preview, Aperture 3.1.1, X Rite Colour Munki Photo, all latest drivers, Epson ultra premium luster paper.

    Cyan border OS10.6.6, PS CS4 with custom profile (ICC v4.0), PS manage color is the ONLY scenario that produces a cyan border. Combinations producing no border:

    Not the OS:
    Preview with color sync, custom profile
    Preview with printer manage colours
    Preview with standard luster profile (ICC v 2.4.0)
    Aperture with custom profile

    Not the Printer:
    PS with printer manage profile

    Scenarios where PS works
    PS with standard epson luster profile

    So the culprit is PS and a custom colour profile (in ICC v4.0 at least). I'm not going to do a custom profile in ICC v2.4.0 just yet. I'll use Preview or Aperture as my work-arounds.

    Were you aware that Adobe changed the colour engine in PS somewhere between CS and CS4?
  • 20. Re: Epson Stylus 4800 prints cyan cast around picture - latest driver 6.65
    Jesse V Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
    I didn't read every word of this thread, but this sounds like the white point of the media is being simulated. Has anyone checked to see which rendering intent is being used on output? If it's absolute colorimetric, change it to relative colorimetric and see if that changes anything.
  • 21. Re: Epson Stylus 4800 prints cyan cast around picture - latest driver 6.65
    Kurt Lang Level 7 Level 7 (31,995 points)
    Good idea, Jesse. But that was brought up in one of the OP's other threads. Absolute colorimetric is not being used.
  • 22. Re: Epson Stylus 4800 prints cyan cast around picture - latest driver 6.65
    Mr. Capp Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm getting this problem too, and have a question but probly not related to...
    Does Rosetta still need to be running with the 3800 current drivers and updates?
    I have no problem with the cast using CS3 but get the cast in varying degrees with most papers, except on harman for some reason. All are version 2 or 2.4 profiles and cast shows up in CS4 and CS5.
    I figure the canvas resize option will work for now, but how is this issue not being addressed and is it not happening to everyone? So weird.
  • 23. Re: Epson Stylus 4800 prints cyan cast around picture - latest driver 6.65
    elol Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Fellow sufferers:

    I have left you all.
    I purchased Spyder3PrintSR.

    All of my problems have now been left behind. Everything seems?? to work as it should.
    My clients for giclees say the images look better than before. clearer, sharper, better colors. Yet I used specially generated profiles (xrite) from my printed targets, sent to my supplier of paper, then generated by very expensive software and hardware.
    Spyder is easy to use and I can now get on with printing without worrying about having to use the bypass procedure.

    note all profiles are ICC specification 2.0 (what am i missing from 2.4 and 4.0?)

    cheers elo
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