I just aquired the Eye One Photo system and profiled my monitor, and then went on to profile my Kodak 8500 therm. printer. It seems no matter, what I try using Eye One’s Match V3.2a software, all my output from Photoshop CS2 has a green cast and is darker than displayed in photoshop (including using the soft proof function).
The procedure I used was the following:
I downloaded Kodak’s latest calibration utility from their website (didn’t need the firmware upgrade), and used it to load the factory default calibration table to the printer.
Under the printer properties, I go to the color management tab and remove all printer profiles so that there is no conflict with Photoshop’s attemtp at color management.
Using Eye One match V3.2a, I print both the 918 patch RGB chart and the 45 patch chart, and create profiles using both charts.
I then printout using each profile, I set color management to “Let Photoshop determine colors” and use a combination of the following intents: 45 patch profile - Perceptual, Relative, Absolute, on the 918 patch profile, Relative and Absolute. Also I tried the Black Point compensation for the Relative.
All results are darker than shown in photoshop, I can get some improvement by using the printer’s driver color adjusment to brighten (Brighten +03), but the green color cast is still there to some extent.
Needless to say, I’ve burned quite a bit of media and am not where I think I should be. Has anyone else ran into, and corrected this problem? Do I need to do something with the color adjustment on the driver (seems to me that this defeats the purpose of a custom profile though).