Hi, I am a brand new Epson 7900 user, and still getting familiar with the giant beast.
My previous printer is a 7 yr old HP DesignJet 130, which uses dye inks.
What I print is reproductions of my paintings, and in my art I use a lot of bright red. My HP printed the red perfectly - deep, bright, blood red, just gorgeous color.
My Epson refuses to. No matter how I tweak the Photoshop image, even if the red areas look perfect on my screen, on paper they look like toxic bright pink at best. Not at all what I'm used to.
Is this the sad reality of using pigment inks instead of dye inks - the reds are just not the same? Or is there something I can do?
I'm not sure if installing color profiles would make a difference, because red is the only color I am having trouble with - the rest of the colors are coming out printed just fine. (Or should I try the color profiles route?)
Currently I am using Epson Luster photo paper, have also tried Matte, and canvas. I am printing off my MacBook pro (OS-X 10.5.
Any suggestions? Thanks.