Epson Stylus Pro 7800 Cannot Print Yellow COrrectly

Hi,

I’ve got a bit of a head scratcher here with my Epson 7800 printer. Have an image of a vivid yellow leaf that is printing correctly except for the yellow. Same issue with an image of a paper birch shot at golden hour. The yellow is just not printing as saturated as it appears on my calibrated monitor.

Printer is Epson 7800. Paper is Epson Ultra Premium Luster (I proof on this before I use something better). Monitor is calibrated. I’m on Windows 10 Pro and have tried printing from Capture One Pro 20, Adobe Lightroom 5.7 and Adobe Photoshop CS6. In each instance, I am choosing to let the application manage colors, rendering intent set to Perceptual, using the appropriate Epson paper ICC profile, and turning Color Management OFF in the printer driver. I even ran a test printing the same image twice, once using Perceptual and the other using Relative. Same unsatisfactory results every time.

I thought I might have a clog so I ran an Auto Nozzle Check which came back good, no issues. Decided to run a Manual Nozzle Check and that too came back good, no issues. The currently installed Yellow cartridge is not expired and it is not low (60-70% full according to Epson Status Monitor).

Wondering what else I could be going on here? Any ideas or suggestions?

Thanks!

Tim

you need a custom ICC I feel like,

-walker

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Walker,

Ah, I hadn’t considered the possibility of the ICC profile being the culprit!

Are you suggesting something with the canned Epson ICC profile has changed (file corruption perhaps?) resulting in poor print quality, or that as a printer ages (and this one is ancient in technology years) it’s color accuracy shifts/falls out of spec and the canned profile no longer “works”?

Curious to understand the why and the how.

Thanks!

Tim

Combo of age/profile/etc

-Walker

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Walker,

Sounds good, appreciate the info. I’ll get a profile made. I tried the link at this page:

And it is broken. This is the URL giving me a 404:

https://digitalprintmaking.odoo.com/shop/product/custom-icc-profile-custom-icc-profiling-service-22189

Thanks again for your help!

Tim