Hi, long time reader, first time writer here.
I have a similar issue so I thought I'd reply to this thread rather than starting a new one.
Warning - printer newbie so entirely possible this is a user SNAFU.
I've just bought an Epson R3000 and printed on a paper for which I have the correct profile. I'm using Lightroom 5 and a NEC PA271W calibrated using the dedicated NEC puck. I have done the following:
- enabled the profile in Lightroom so it's available
- selected the paper profile in Develop module, soft proofed with simulate printer/ink on and corrected the proof so that it matches the original - big difference (magenta shift again) between soft proof on and off
- selected the paper profile in the Print module, ensured I selected the Proof virtual copy, ensured the driver settings had the right paper type selected and that colour management was set to Off.
- Hit print
So what happens? The print comes out pretty much exactly as it looks on screen. To wit:
- an unadjusted image prints like the original shown on screen - great!
- an adjusted-for-soft-proofing image looks like the image with soft proofing turned off - so if, for a silly example, I needed to add +50 Whites to bring the proof in line with the original, then the print would look exactly like the original with +50 Whites applied (what you'd see with soft proofing off), not like the original (what you'd see with soft proofing on).
Probably an easy one, but what am I doing wrong?
I have not yet done the obvious and used a different paper and profile to see if the profile is duff.
All contributions welcome.