Jon or Dana,
I have noticed a significant mismatch between the soft proof and the actual print. Specifically the hue of the soft proof profile is significantly warmer (leaning more to what I see using Carbon ink set – i.e. more sepia) then the actual print. The tonal values appear accurate between the soft proof and print. The print is on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag 308. As a test the print hue and tones match very closely to the “Piezography Special Edition K7 inks on JonCone Studio Type 2 paper” sample you guys sell (as you know the color of Type 2 and HFA Photo Rag papers are very close). Here are the details:
- SPED ink set in a 3800 in a P2 configuration (MK/MK, PK/WN1, LK/NU6, LLK/GO, C/C2, M/SPED4, LC/SPED3, LM/SE5, and Y/NU7).
- I am using QTR_P2-x800-x880-SpecEd-HANptoRag ICC profile with RC and BPC rendering intent and “simulate paper color” and “simulate black ink” checked.
- The soft proof appears identical from either LR5 or PS CC.
- I am using a NEC PA271w monitor calibrated with an I1 Pro and SpectraView II software to D50 / gamma 2.2 / 85 mcd.
- Printed using QTR Print tool and the P2-X800-X880-SpecEd-HanptoRag “driver”, 2880 unidirectional, no color management.
Before I go off and make my own soft proof profile I wanted to check in with you folks and see if you notice anything wrong in my configuration; noticed anything with this particular .icc profile; or something else?? Please let me know if you have any questions.