I've just bought an Epson Stylus Pro 3880 and today I've installed but I had a few problems.
First of all when I've inserted the cartriges for the first time to fill the tanks, as described in the procedure, the printer said "insert correct cartrige" in slot number 5 (Cyan).
The problem was that I had inserted the correct cartrige!
I tried to take it out and reinsert it a few times and now the message doesn't appear again. I even prepared a file to print with just a 100% cyan square and it has been printed correctly.
The thing that makes me wonder is that, while all the cartriges are correctly partly empty (as the ink has been transferred to the tanks) the Cyan displays as if it is completely full. Isn't it weird?
Is there anything I can do to see if everything is as it should?
Secondly I've tried to print a series of images on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Duo but it has been a disaster.
Even if I've downloaded the ICC Profile from Hahnemühle website colors seems to be very innacurate. Moreover, certain images, prints very very dark in the shadows and all images are, generally speaking, flat.
Moreover if I print a B&W photo is has a strong yellow compnt in the highlights (I can't judge the shadows by eye).
I was color managing the prints directly in photoshop, disabling the color management of the printer in the driver.
Things seems to get a bit better if I apply the ICC Profile in the driver of the printer and letting ColorSync managing the situation but results are far from satisfactory.
I obtained the best results printing with Adobe RGB as printing profile, selecting it from the printed driver panel and using "Epson Color Regolation" instead of "ColorSync", but obviously this is not the correct procedure...and still results are not satisfactory...
If anbody can help...it's really stressfull... :-)
Thank you very much!