I printed a few examples using EFI designer edition for HP and wanted to share the results:example prints
As you can see, I am getting the best color results by printing directly from photoshop and selecting the "let printer manage color" option. The prints that I am getting from EFI using the manufacturer's profile all have an ugly yellow tint to them. Also, I made a custom profile today for the paper I am using (HP ID photo gloss) with HP APS and the resulting print was terrible.
I am not discounting the possibility that I am doing something wrong, but I have spent quite a lot of time trying to get good results from EFI designer edition without any success.
This is the process I used in more detail:
- Calibrated the paper
- Opened HP APS chose profile CMYK printer (EFI designer edition only accepts CMYK profiles)
- Saved the largest target (HP ECI2002VP CMYK) to a file using HP APS.
- Printed the target from EFI desginer edition with the "no color management" output preset and the manufacturer's HP instant Dry photo gloss profile as the media profile.
- Scanned the target using the z3100 spectrophotometer
- Patched the profile back into EFI using profile connector
- Printed my file using the color output preset "photo" with the input profile set to sRGB color space (photo's embedded profile) and the output profile set to the media profile I had just created.
Am I doing something glaringly wrong?
Ernst, It screws them up by not maintaining consistent spacing. If I had to guess what the driver is doing I would say it's dropping the decimal and (in the instance of the 601.4 PPI) sampling the left 6/10 of the print at 601 and the right 4/10 at 602. I Checked out the Qimage website and I will certainly give that a try. I wish they had a mac version though.