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1  Mike's Software / Profile Prism / Re: Target IT8 Reference Target number not listed in drop down on: July 14, 2019, 01:16:16 PM
Thank you!!
2  Mike's Software / Profile Prism / Target IT8 Reference Target number not listed in drop down on: July 13, 2019, 10:56:05 PM
I've just started re-calibrating and have just noticed that the IT8 Image reference number (or Charge Number) show on the lower right of my IT8 target reference is not listed in the drop down of the software.  The highest number listed is R130730.txt. my IT8 Target is R141109. 

Any suggestions on how to remedy?
3  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Problem printing when Qimage controls the Printer ICM on: December 29, 2018, 02:27:18 PM
Mike,

After reading your response again, if the the profile was corrupted, why would it work correctly when setup for the Epson to manage the color vs. when using the same profile for Qimage to manage the color the print is wrong?

Well, re-setting all of the printer options, as suggested by holding the shift key while selcting "Properties", then manually setting all printer options, has fixed the issue.  I can now have Qimage managed the colors using the same ICC profile I have always used and the prints are correct.

Thanks!!!!!!!!!
4  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Problem printing when Qimage controls the Printer ICM on: December 29, 2018, 02:19:04 PM
Fred,
I did notice in the first set of screen shots, you show the R1900 options with "ICM" selected, but also show "No color adjustment" not enabled, with options set in the lower sections.  From what I have always used, I had enabled the "No Color Management" which greyed out the other options -

5  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Problem printing when Qimage controls the Printer ICM on: December 29, 2018, 02:07:11 PM
Will give those suggestions a try and see what happens.  Thanks for the tips.  I have verified that there are no nozzles clogged, all colors print as they should, no colors are missing.
6  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Problem printing when Qimage controls the Printer ICM on: December 29, 2018, 01:40:47 PM
I have been using ICC profiles created in Profile Prisim for years for printing.  ICC profiles have a .ICM file extension, that is why I refereed to them as ICM.

I have always used Qimage to manage the printer color, selecting the appropriate ICC profile in the "Printer Profile" option of Qimage.  In the Advanced Options section for my Epson R1900, I have always set Color Management to "ICM, No color Management".  These are the correct settings to have Qimage control the printer output via the ICC profile set in the Printer Profile option.

This has been my setup for years, all of a sudden, the prints were no longer correct colors.  After wasting a bunch of paper trying to figure out what the problem was, when I set the Epson to use the same ICC profile I have always used, and set Qimage to "Let the printer/driver manage color", I was able to produce proper colors in the prints.  Essentially, I disabled Color Management from Qimage, let the Epson manage the color.  I just don't understand what changed and why.
7  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Problem printing when Qimage controls the Printer ICM on: December 29, 2018, 01:36:26 AM
Positive that ICM was set to only be used by Qimage, Epson set-up has "No Color Adjustment" set.  That is what is so confusing, I agree that is seemed like double profiling but verified multiple times that all colormanagement was off in the the printer set-up.

I guess it is possible that even though I had the Epson setup for no color management, it was still engaged somehow.  As I stated, this just started happening with no configuration changes made, was in the middle of printing out some presents and it began.  Now that I have figured it out, I guess the presents can be "New Year" gifts.   Roll Eyes
8  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Problem printing when Qimage controls the Printer ICM on: December 29, 2018, 01:05:14 AM
I have been using Qimage and Profile Prisim for many years, using an Epson R1900.  Have always had the Epson set for ICM with no color adjustment with the ICM profile set in Qimage.  All of a sudden, color of prints turned bad, a reddish tinge, a grey floor would show up as a reddish brown, all colors just not right.  Nothing on my set-up had changed, just lousy color on prints.

I played around with different profiles, made sure no jets were clogged, checked everything (and wasted ALOT of paper).  Finally, just to try something different, I loaded the same ICM profile I have always been using on the printer, set Qimage to let the printer mange the color.  Prints now look normal, a grey floor looked grey, back to where I have always been.  Using Qimage 2019.106. (The problem was with earlier version of Qimage as well) I am at a loss as to why I now need to have my printer manage the ICM/color and can no longer let Qimage manage the output.

Puzzled with alot of scrap paper. Anyone have any ideas?
9  Mike's Software / Profile Prism / Re: New user, great results with Epson R1900 on: August 15, 2015, 12:44:13 AM
After a couple months of use, I decided to create new profiles, this time really reading and paying attention to all of the instructions and comments in the Help/How to section.

It's been a month and a number of prints since then, all I can say is I have never been happier with my R1900.  The color definition and accuracy are as close to what is on my monitor as I could ever want.  Really outstanding, fantastic program, one very happy customer!!
10  Mike's Software / Profile Prism / Re: New user, great results with Epson R1900 on: May 09, 2015, 04:14:36 PM
Well, I finally got a chance to play a bit with this.  I re-profiled the printer, obviously the printout had time to dry by this time, then printed with the printer set-up with the profile then printed the same image with Qimage controlling to profile.  they are pretty close, but now the Qimage output is better than when the printer has the profile loaded.

Thanks for the tips, the bad part is now I have a whole lot of printing to do.  Smiley

BTW, this was done with using the Costco paper, really happy with it!!
11  Mike's Software / Profile Prism / Re: New user, great results with Epson R1900 on: May 07, 2015, 10:17:53 AM
Been busy with work, will not get a chance to play until the weekend.
12  Mike's Software / Profile Prism / Re: New user, great results with Epson R1900 on: May 06, 2015, 10:00:01 AM
Well, yes to all of your questions, except letting the print dry overnight.

Used original size, used the "bright" target as when I used the standard, I had 17-28 areas that were beyond the min/max.  When I used the "light" image, there were less than 10 areas that were beyond min/max.

Scans were done in raw mode, now that the prints have had 24+ hours to dry and cure, I will give it another go.  I will also post the messages produced when creating the profiles.

Thanks
13  Mike's Software / Profile Prism / Re: New user, great results with Epson R1900 on: May 04, 2015, 11:51:03 AM
ICM to "Off" (no color adjustment) on the printer.  I have read to keep the settings the same, but when using those settings the image is over-saturated.
14  Mike's Software / Profile Prism / New user, great results with Epson R1900 on: May 03, 2015, 09:07:32 PM
New user of Profile Prisim.  Took a bit to get things right, for the first time in the 4 years since I have had the R1900, I can print on 2 different papers and the images are not only identical, but they reproduce the image from my monitor faithfully.

I am using a old Canon MP950 for a scanner with VueScan.  I have my monitor profiled with a Colorvision Spyder, again, pretty old.  I have never been really happy with the output from the R1900, results were good, but anytime I started to use a different paper, lots of print and throw away sessions until I played with the color setting on the R1900 to get something that was good enough.

I got the IT8 color chart yesterday and this morning started to work with Profile Prisim.  The results are fantastic, using Red River Ultra Pro Satin and Costco/Kirkland gloss, the output to each paper is so close that without holding up to a light to ID the glossy finish you can't tell one from the other.

The only issue I am not sure about is the print settings.  To obtain the highest quality, I have the ICM profiles  set up in the printer.  When I set them up in Qimage, the output is much to bright, colors are over saturated a lot.  I have the printer set to ICM, ICM basic, with the Input Profile set for my latest monitor profile, Intent set to perceptual, and the Printer Profile set to the profile created with Profile Prisim. Qimage is set to let the printer control the color.  These setting work perfectly.

If I set the ICM  to Off (No Color Adjustment) in the printer set-up, and set the printer profile in Qimage to the same as used when setting in the printer, things get ugly.  

I'm ok, thrilled actually, using the setup in the printer, just wondering why I could not get it to work when setting things up in Qimage.
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