You might want to do two things. First is to delete the printer in System Preferences -> Printers & Scanners (hit the minus) and then to reconnect it by hitting the plus. Second is to not use a user template in the print panel but to manually do all the setup of the printer. Also go through all the Print Settings and Page Setup and make sure that in the Color Matching tab the settings are greyed out and you only see ColorSync selected in grey.
I have exactly the same problem, my only difference being I was printing to an R2880 from LR5. My R2880 died and I "upgraded" to a 3880 with the same "muddy" colours (using Printerevlauationimage_V002_ProPhoto.tiff). I too can approach the soft proof by using the printer to manage the colours but feel this is going backwards!
- I have purged (Epson uninstaller) and re-installed the drivers
- I have reset the printing system and re-installed the drivers
- run the ColorSync Utility and tried the ICC profiles prior to repairing them and post repairing them
- tried Epson Ultra Premium photo paper luster, Canson Baryta, Canson Platine (all with muddy colours)
Community - we cannot be the only ones battling - hep please
I should add that I have upgraded to Yosemite and LR CC in between
Are you by any chance using a preset in the printer panel? These tend to retain some crud on printer driver settings that can mess this up when you upgrade system and/or driver. Just a thought.
I did see reference to the user profiles so attempted with a blank sheet with no change in the output.
It did occur to me last night that I am running Yosemite 10.10.4. A developer release ahead of the common release which is at 10.10.3. So ill change that today in order to eliminate this as a potential. Issue
so still working on the problem.
I Thank you for taking the time to reply.