Thanks everyone for taking the time to reply.
I've read frightening discussions about how the 2200 didn't work with Mac OS X.6 Snow Leopard. Though a driver was later released, I'm not sure if the issue has been resolved.
Have you been able to use the Epson 2200 successfully with:
1. Mac OS X.6 (This is my main concern)
2. Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop?
The seller says she had a professional custom icc profile made: is this universally portable? I must have different monitors/settings than she has at home.
Concerns arise from:
Not sure if it's completely solved by this release:
Thank you for your answers.
I have recently dusted off my 2200 and began to print under 10.6.3 OSX on a 4 core intel machine. With the latest drivers from EPSON and Apple (May 2010) I still have issues using the legacy ICC printer profiles.
However I updated my Datacolor print profiler to Spyder3Print and was able to develop good profiles that are working better than the available Ilford profiles for Semigloss (Smooth Pearl) paper. The issues with the present OS/DRIVERS and OLDER PROFILES was that I was seeing green-cyan in the prints. (Problem disappears under OS 10.5.
If I printed a small test patch (say 4x4" image at the bottom of 8.5x 11 paper from Photoshop), the printer would not scroll directly to the image, but would print a light tone over the entire page! This happened with Epson (2003) profiles and Ilford profiles (2004,2008) available on the web. With my new CUSTOM profile, the printer scrolled directly to the test image, and did not overspray the page. My new profile is quite acceptable. If the drivers change, I may have to regenerate the profile - something non linear is going on here.
BOTTOM LINE: EPSON provided no useful web based help to this issue and does not appear to recognize the problem. (There are also other issues with the driver.) I have found nothing on the Apple Forum that directly addresses this issue.
My custom profile DOES WORK (obviously if I let Photoshop control the color).
A custom PRINTER profile is transportable from computer to computer (technically), but there could be license issues with some profiling equipment with respect to sharing of profiles. The computer/display would need its own unique display profile, not related to the printer profile.
Im holding off buying a 2880 or 3880, until I see more data that show these devises work well under 10.6.x. It is speculative to say that the 3800 is better supported by Epson, being a "professional" printer. Possible, but not guaranteed. My first post on the LL Forum - hope this helps