> Howard Owen wrote:
>>How do these inks perform when printing Pantone colors? Consistant output
>>doesn't mean much if it's cosistantly wrong.
> I haven't used the Pantone ColorVantage inks, so I have no idea how they
> perform. I need my printer as a photo printer, so I wont be switching it
> over to the Pantone inks.
> I decided to do a few test prints to the Epson 1280. I made some swatch
> charts with a wide spectrum of RGB values and also some sample prints of
> Pantone Solid Coated swatches from the FHMX libraries.
> If ColorSync is chosen in the EPSON driver, then the FHMX color management
> doesn't seem to affect the print. Epson ColorSync gives the widest range of
> greens, purples, blues and reds, but the the yellows are greenish and the
> oranges are brown. I'm comparing the Epson print to my printed Pantone
> Coated guide. You certainly couldn't use this for color proofing Pantone
> With Epson color management off, I could get bright yellows and oranges but
> everything else got impossibly dark.
> Pantone Solid Coated swatches and the equivalent RGB swatches print the same
> using the ColorSync setup.
> In FHMX, a ColorSync color management setup makes the doent look pretty
> close to the printed output. Here are my settings:
> Profile for my monitor
> Monitor simulates Composite printer
> Seps printer: 'US Web Coated (SWOP)'
> Intent: Perceptual
> Select the Epson Printer and then _uncheck_ 'Composite simulates
> separations'. (important)
> Default RGB: EPSON sRGB.
> Hope this helps.
> Judy Arndt