Epson ICC Profiles

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  • Hugh Adams
    Hugh Adams
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    on: June 8, 2020 at 5:10 pm

    In talking to Epson support re P6000 and P800 printers, I was told the profiles in the LR Print module do not mean anything. They said that what determines the right profile is the printer.

    I put the LR profile settings to Epson Legacy Platine, click on Printer and selected my pre-set for Hot Press Bright and in Printer Settings Hot Press Bright and matt paper came up, ie. overriding what the LR profile said.

    If this is true, then why do we need any profiles in LP Print Module?

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    Mark D Segal
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    Re: Epson ICC Profiles
    Reply #1 on: June 8, 2020 at 5:25 pm

    That’s imprecise.

    The printer driver is where you select the Media Type, and the application is where you set the ICC profile for the printer and paper you are using. The two need to cohere. The printer driver will only show matte paper if the Media Type you’ve selected is a matte paper. If you do not cohere the selections of Media Type and ICC profile, your print may come out being a mess. So for example, if you are printing with Epson Platine paper, you select the ICC profile for Epson Platine paper in Lightroom and you select the Epson Platine Media Type in the Printer Driver. If you have selected Hot Press Bright in the printer driver, you should be printing with Hot Press Bright and selecting the Hot Press Bright profile in Lightrooms Print module. If you are printing with a 3rd party paper, that paper should have specified the Epson Media Type that goes with its profile for that paper. So you select the Media Type accordingly in the printer driver and the 3rd party’s profile in LR’s print module.

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    Andrew Rodney
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    Re: Epson ICC Profiles
    Reply #2 on: June 10, 2020 at 11:37 am

    What you were told (“profiles in the LR Print module do not mean anything”) makes no sense.

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    Hugh Adams
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    Re: Epson ICC Profiles
    Reply #3 on: June 10, 2020 at 12:31 pm

    Makes sense both profiles match. I may have misunderstood the Epson support person.
    Epson profiles that are installed with the driver are stored in a different place than 3rd party profiles. Can you tell me where They are located: you have to search by clicking on the  Go In Finder and proceed from there but I forgot how Epson told me how to find them.
    Also Epson profiles are included with the driver & not listed with the paper. I need a profile for Epson Watercolored Textured paper that has been discontinued. Where can I find one for a P800?

    Dave Chew
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    Re: Epson ICC Profiles
    Reply #4 on: June 14, 2020 at 8:21 am

    I prefer to store any added profiles to the normal ColorSync location, not where Epson stores the profiles that come with the driver. There are two reasons: First, there have been many times in the past where the driver/OS printing path has broken and/or failed due to updates or whatever. Depending on how you restore the printer/driver, you could delete all your custom/downloaded profiles if they are in the Epson folder(s). Second, I backup the ColorSync folder separately so I always have my profiles saved and accessible; especially if I’ve made custom profiles. On a Mac that is:

    ~users\[USER]\library\ColorSync\Profiles

    Dave

    Andrew Rodney
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    Re: Epson ICC Profiles
    Reply #5 on: June 15, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    Epson profiles that are installed with the driver are stored in a different place than 3rd party profiles. Can you tell me where They are located:

    On my Mac under Catalina (update the appropriate names for your drive): /Library/Printers/EPSON/InkjetPrinter2/ICCProfiles

    Click on the printer listed and open using “Show Package Contents” using the contextual menu.

    FULL patch after doing so: /Library/Printers/EPSON/InkjetPrinter2/ICCProfiles/Pro3880.profiles/Contents/Resources

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