I have been given completely varying (and conflicting) information from different sources (internet, colleagues, suppliers, lecturers) and want to put to bed how is best to set up color profiles.
Windows 7 PC
Printer Epson R2880 with continious ink flow system
Custom Photo Paper
Below is how I set up my colour profiles in the pc control panel:
Printer Default Profile (applied under color management, devices):
Photo paper / Ink Company give us a custom profile for the printer / paper / ink combo we have
Monitor Default Profile (applied under color management, devices):
Custom profile created by us using an Xrite i1 display pro
Photoshop Color Settings (Edit, Color settings):
"Working Space RGB" - i select the custom profile that I created for the monitor - this doesn't seem right
"Management Policies - convert to working RGB"
Select the Epson Printer and also select" color management tab" (rather than "output")
"Document selected" ticked in brackets says "custom RGB profile"
"Color Handling - Photoshop Managed Colors" is selected
"Printer Profile - custom printer profile" is selected (this is the same one applied to the printer elsewhere)
"Perceptual" & Black Point Compensation are also selected
I feel like I am double applying profiles, very lost and needing help (one socalled professional I spoke to didn't even know you could manually apply a profile in windows to a device, he just always selected using print preferences in photoshop!)
I used to work in a pro photolab and colors are critical, with the digital era I find getting from what is on the screen to the print very difficult to get accurate and more consistent.
Any help and opinions would be greatly appreciated .