Hopefully I know enough about this machine to explain my question. I have a z3100ps and am printing with PS Cs3. What I can't figure out is what place that you can change the settings for printing takes priority for adjusting settings. For instance If I want to change so that the PS manages color, there are settings in PS, in the print driver, in the print utility, and on the printer. I once thought that what was on the printer took precedence, but I realized that I had been doing color prints, while the screen on the printer said it was in greyscale. It feels a little convoluted. I appreciate any help.
Maybe on another note, is there any kind of training a guy can take on printing. I researched like crazy before I bought this thing, and thought I had a pretty good handle on the process, but now I just think I iron out the wrinkles, and then another issue pops up.
For training yes there is, often presented by HP in different localisations. In the US David Saffir takes care of it city by city. In Europe there is a road show by Magnum photographers but I don't know that they are showing how to use it.
If you want to come to Paris I'll show you.
As said below, in Photoshop there are two options, Printer manages color or Photoshop manages color. No color management is mostly just for printing charts which you don't need for a Z.
In the Printer properties (you're on a PC I assume) you need to make sure the appropriate color management selection is engaged. Why do I say that?
Well in PS CS3 and 4 they should be sending the driver the right presumed switch for color management. So if you selected Photoshop manages... in the Photoshop print window, then the driver picks it up knowing it is application managed color, and not printer manages. BUT verify!
The Printer Utility is strictly for managing the associated and created profiles and media presets for PRinter managed color, not Photoshop.
I really suggest using Photoshop manages color, always with the exception being known Adobe rgb or sRGB batch printing from source unedited images.
On my site I have some pages on printing with HP and ICC which should still be close enough, although mostly off a MAc.
I even have some movies on my .mac site on this.