Thanks, Dana. You are clearing my thinking a bit.
I'm realizing in color settings in Photoshop there is a range of gray settings which include some "Dot Gain" settings, a couple of gamma settings and the colorsync default gray. I'll have to try these. Do you recommend a particular setting? I actually misspoke when I said Adobe RGB, I guess. I presume when the image type is grayscale it uses whatever is set in the gray menu in Color Settings. What was set in there just now when I opened it was "Dot Gain 20%."
We are on a mac. I'm currently using Mountain Lion on this machine but have been considering upgrading to Mavericks.
We are printing on a variety of papers,including some of the piezography paper that you sold off some time back, some of Epson's enhanced matte, and canvas and vinyl. The paper we are printing the ink drawings on is the enhanced matte. I'm using the "enhanced matte" media setting for this and the paper I got from you as at some point Jon suggested that. We're making our own color profiles for all these media with an i1pro.
I just remembered that i1pro has a color target with extended grays on it and I don't think I've been using that. Do you think this would make a difference?
I'll send some screen shots of my driver settings.
I couldn't figure out how to add files. I clicked on "Manage attachments" below and went to the files but it wouldn't let me attach them to the message. I converted them to jpg as it said, but can't figure out how to get them into the message. There are red "!" marks next to them as if there were something wrong, but I can't figure out what that is.
I use color management: off
"enhanced matte" paper
supermicroweave (chosen for me)
Renering Intent: absolute colormetric
I think that's about it.