I'm printing to an R3000 using Windows 7 and LR5. My monitor is fairly basic, a Samsung LED with PLS technology. When using the Spyder the onscreen instructions tell me to set the colour temperature to 6000K. The menu on the monitor just has "cool 1", "Cool 2" etc.
the nozzle check was good.
I'll try using the closest Epson profile, and I'll try some Epson paper too.
I suspect I am doing something wrong. The colour difference between the monitor and print shouldn't be so far off that my untrained amateur eye can see a difference.
forgive my ignorance, but you said soft proof on a monitor setup for printing, ie D5000 and dimmed to 80C. Are you referring to soft proofing on the Nikon D5000 monitor?!? This is new to me. I think I'm misunderstanding something.
I have dimmed my monitor to less than 50%, but that still seems to bright for shadows. Parts that were visible in the shadows were barely visible in the print. When I dimmed the monitor to nearly 0%, the shadows seemed to match, but then the bright areas of the print seemed too bright.
I've tried soft proofing in LR5, but never seen much difference.
Forgive me if I seem to be "thrashing" here. I figure Cone inks should be good. Pros use it. It could be the Red River paper. It's not expensive paper. But it could be me too.
Again, I'll try the Epson paper sometime. I've got my room torn apart while I'm re flooring for a few days.