Hello! I am having a problem with the shadow transitions when using ICC profiles. I can't get it to print black to dark grey gradations smooth. (see the attachment)
I just replaced my Epson 4800 with a 7800. With the 4800 I had the same problem, so I decided to let "printer determine colors", and use Color Controls. The paper I'm using is the Innova F-Type Gloss. So even if the colors were not 100% predictable by color-pro-standards, I managed ok using the semigloss setting, and was satisfied as long as the shadows were excellent. (crucial for my images, which consist of large areas of black/shadow detail).
Now with the 7800 I find that Color Controls does not give me the same quality any longer, for colors that is. It won't bring out the gamut potential at all. But the nice shadow tonality is still as it used to.
I've come to understand I really need to get a grip on ICC-profiles. I've tried a lot of them, got a custom made for the 4800. But the shadows doesn't look nice at all. I just tried Innova's own 7800 profile, and it is the best I've seen as for colors, and has the smoothest shadows I've seen in a ICC profile, but still awful.
See the attached image for an illustration. This is a gradient from about RGB=0,0,0 to about 100,100,100. This is a very very overexposed image to demonstrate this problem only. It looks as if the lower images has lighter blacks, but it is only because the flash was closer to that side.
I'm printing from PS CS2. Tried Relative Colorimetric, Perceptual and so on.
Please help me out here