Well, do you actualyl use the printer profile for proof preview? Other than that your workflow makes no sense. You can't expect Photoshop to manage colors if you don't have a specifically measured print profile. PS has no idea about concepts such as photo paper vs. standard paper. It only cares for ink densities, mixtures, white/ black points and so on. Unless you establish a consistent setup, this will never work, hence indeed it would be smarter to rely on the printer's factory calibration.
I read so many times that it's better NOT to let a printer do the calibration.
So I thought PS could make use of that canned profile "EPSON XP960 Series Premium Glossy" for good conversion of RGB colours to YCMK, for that particular printer and paper. Does not seem to work however.
Proof Preview is PS using that Epson profile: looks OK on screen.
So the profiles I received when installing the Epson printer cannot be used within PS, then ?
And maybe I should have my own ICC profiles made ?
Other than that your workflow makes no sense.
I think it makes perfect sense. The OP is using the correct printer profile, and all the other settings look right. Contrary to monitors, there's normally no need for printer calibration and custom profiles.
I can't explain this, other than a corrupt profile. Maybe something was lost in translation here (Dutch is, well, greek to me). Let me look it over more closely.
Oh, and let's keep the word "proof" out of it for now, shall we? That only confuses the issue. Proofing comes at a later stage, let's just solve the immediate issue first.
Just for clarity - does the printed output, on Epson Premium Glossy paper, show the same issues as the on screen Epson preview?
davescm, you made my day !
Indeed, printed on paper, the photo's are OK, no matter if PS determines colors or the printer itself ... (PS giving slightly warmer
So it's Epson preview that caused my confusion.
If I let the printer determine printed colors, Epson preview looks OK.
But if I choose to let Photoshop determine colors, that preview is really bad ! Nevertheless printed output looks good.
Epson, do something about that, please.
My recently deceased Canon printer had the same issue, but then prints looked exactly like Canon preview : really bad when I let PS determine colors.
Many thanks, davescm !
Come to Belgium ... I'll get you a beer
Haha - you're welcome.
When Photoshop manages the colours it sends the colour values that have been transformed using the ICC profile to the printer so that on paper they look correct.
It sounds like that Epson preview is just showing those transformed values on the screen, which given that the Epson software will not be aware of exactly how the transform was done (i.e. what profile was used in Photoshop, what rendering intent etc) , is not really surprising.
Glad you're sorted now