So, I have some work I want to do in Black and White with Cone Color inks. I have done this before, and on matte paper, I have liked the results. But today, the monitor and the print were far aprt, and the results disappointing.
I have calibrated my NEC monitor. I am using a new-ish iMac, with the latest OS. I have an Epson 9880. I brought a Nikon 810 RAW file into Photoshop, where I adjusted it according to my desired outcome. I then exported the file to the desktop, and then placed it in the QTR Print Tool. Set on No Color Management. The results way too dark and flat.
I then tried one where I again adjusted it in Photoshop, made sure that I had Color Handling as Epson Hot Press Bright, and set it to Photoshop Manages Colors. Sent it to the printer from the Photoshop Print Driver. Also too dark and flat.
I had printed color the day before, and all was well, so I don’t have an ink cartridge in the wrong place, or anything like that.
What am I forgetting, not doing, or assuming?