I’m beginning to think that many of these red shades are pushing the limits of pigment ink in general. In general, I’ve pushed the brightness in LR as high as I can push it because the contrast ratio of a print is so low that details in the shadows can be left out. However, with the jacket, at least half the jacket was out of gamut until I reduced the brightness slider. Given that the gamut of my monitor is lower than the inks, it will be unrealistic to expect a perfect match between monitor and print. I’d love to just try one of those NECs to see how much better the match would be for the reds.
Thanks for your offer earlier Brian. If you think it would improve the final output of the reds, I’m willing to try. However, if I’m profiling to get my print to match a monitor that is even farther out of gamut than pigment ink, (you can correct me if I’m wrong), that is perhaps not useful in the end.
Perhaps I’ve been too picky!
I may be better off focusing more on ensuring colours are pleasant to view, and I can achieve a decent contrast in the print.
I discovered in LR5 I can split the screen to a before/after profiling in the proof view. This makes it easier to see the effects during proofing.