I finally purchased a ColorMunki Photo so I could create my own profiles with PrintFab Pro and my Epson XP-960. However, I can't get the ColorMunki Photo app to print out CMYK color charts, only RGB. I almost exclusively print CMYK proofs from InDesign and Illustrator, not RGB photos from PhotoShop.
I have tried numerous times to create a profile for Epson Glossy Photo Paper following steps in a post from ZEDOnet on this forum.
Here's what I'm doing:
- 1. PrintFab Toolbox: I import a new color space, "U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) v2" which is the profile we use for offset printing in the U.S.
2. PrintFab Toolbox: I create a new empty profile for Epson Glossy Photo Paper named "Epson XP-960 2880dpi 250ink Glossy".
3. ColorMunki Photo app: I choose "Profile My Printer", creating a new profile for the "XP-960_Series_(PrintFab)".
4. ColorMunki Photo app: I go to print out the color charts, choosing the PrintFab printer.
5. ColorMunki Photo app > Print dialog box: I can't change the settings for Color Matching in the Print dialog box because it's grayed out. [See image 1.]
6. ColorMunki Photo app > Print dialog box > PrintFab Settings > Main: I choose the proper dpi along with the empty media type profile I created with PrintFab Toolbox in step 2, above. [Image 2]. I get the pop up warning, stating that the profile is empty [Image 3] and that it should only be used for printing color charts. So far, so good.
7. ColorMunki Photo app > Print dialog box > PrintFab Settings > Color: The "Intent" field is grayed out, as well as the Color Space field. Mode is set to "CMYK Proof". [Image 4]
8. ColorMunki Photo app prints out a color chart, but it's labeled RGB, not CMYK.
9. I scan the first sheet, then ColorMunki Photo app prints out a second sheet which I also scan, then it creates a profile. (I opened the ICC profile to confirm it had an RGB colorspace instead of CMYK.)
10. PrintFab Toolbox: I import ColorMunki Photo app's ICC profile into PrintFab Toolbox by hitting the "Import color data..." button.
11. InDesign: When I print using the newly created PrintFab media profile with imported color data from ColorMunki, the colors are off—much, much darker.
Thanks for your help!