I am currently printing on a 3880, using Neutral K7 inks. I’ve had problems in the past soft proofing, and am trying to resolve this once for all in the context of evaluating the Harman Gloss Art Fibre WT.
(1) In Piezography documentation on soft proofing, it recommends checking (in the PS Display Options) both the Simulate Paper Color and Simulate Black Ink options. I have noticed (i) some printers, such as George DeWolf, recommending that these not be checked for LCD monitors - which I use. What is your view about this? (ii) For some papers, this makes a huge difference between the original and the soft proof, requiring fairly significant changes to equate the two. These changes sometimes prove very difficult to achieve without changing the integrity of the original image. Do you have any tips or methods to make this process easier to handle?
(2) Previously Piezography has stated that if you can’t find the right profile in QTR for your particular printer, the profile made for another printer, such as the 4880, should work fine. In my view this is not correct. For the Harman GAFWT, using the MPS 4880 printer driver is quite clunky and produces murky prints, whereas the driver for Harman Baryta WT MPS 3880 does a MUCH better job for the above paper (even though it’s not quite 100%). Your comments on this please.