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skippy50

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Red skin tones from an Epson R3000
« on: April 01, 2012, 02:38:56 PM »

I am doing something wrong and I don’t know what.  I have recently purchased an Epson R3000 printer and on my prints the skin tones have a significant red cast to them.  Any advice on how to eliminate this?

I have watched most of the LL Camera to Print and Screen tutorial and think I have followed the recommendations.  In Lightroom print module the color management is set to Profile: SPR3000 Premium SemiGloss (this profile came with the printer drivers).  Intent is set to Perceptual.  Print Adjustment Brightness and Contrast are both se to 0.

Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster T240
Calibrating tool: Datacolor Spyder 3 pro
Callibration settings:  Gamma 2.2, White Point 6500K, Gray Balanced Calibration: On, Ambient Light Compensation Off (I think these are the settings recommended by datacolor).
Printer: Epson R3000
Paper: Epson Premium Photo Paper Semi-Gloss
Software:  Lightroom 4
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Re: Red skin tones from an Epson R3000
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2012, 03:21:03 PM »

If you print a grey scale - does it come out grey?
I'd suggest you print a freely available test image to check visually first.
I assume printer colormanagement is off ?

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Re: Red skin tones from an Epson R3000
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2012, 03:48:01 PM »

I've done a colour test image from northlight and it showed the colour cast issue.  Have not done B&W yet. 

Where do I look to confirm that the printer colour management is off?
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Re: Red skin tones from an Epson R3000
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2012, 04:06:27 PM »

See your printer driver.
If the printer still has the colormanagement on you have double colormanagement which kills your color.

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Re: Red skin tones from an Epson R3000
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2012, 04:21:56 PM »

Success!
Thank you for your patience and assistance.

Scott
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Re: Red skin tones from an Epson R3000
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2012, 04:36:57 PM »

Anytime.
Be welcome and have fun printing!
I'm in a similar situation - I have an Epson 7890 since 3 weeks or so and its a hell of fun.
At the beginning I was afraid if I could tame that beast, but in the meantime my prints look
much better than my images on screen not to say the prints I got from a cheap printshop before.
Having the process and the iterations of improvement at home is a great help.

Cheers
~Chris

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Re: Red skin tones from an Epson R3000
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2012, 04:56:10 PM »

Having the process and the iterations of improvement at home is a great help...

I would second that.

The ability to print ones work will massively improve ones photography overall.
It really is amazingly instructive to work through the entire workflow and then be able to go out and shoot being aware of the strengths and weaknesses of ones technique and camera (and lenses).
It is likely that your image-making will improve dramatically in the next few months.

Regards

Tony Jay
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Re: Red skin tones from an Epson R3000
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2012, 05:01:36 PM »

Yes - and the feedback I got for the prints I made so far was overwhelming.
Didn't know others see my images so well.
And I just have started printing the sample packs from Hahnemühle, Moab, Canson and Ilford ....
It will be a fun season!
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