I recently bought PrintFix Pro to calibrate Hahnemuhle Art Rag on my HP 8750 printer. Although my test print (in the PrintFix software) came out perfect, straight prints from Photoshop CS come out very dark and very red. The only way i can print what I see is if I use proof mode 100% of the time. That works, but when I save my print, it's saved as Adobe RGB and looks horrible. Should i just accept this and go on, or am I doing something totally wrong?
If the printing from PFP is acceptable, then problem probably arise from the PS setting.
In PS, set the customize proof contion with the created profile, uncheck 'presevere RGB number', check 'black point compensation' and "simulate paper color'. Then activate 'proof colors'.
Use print withpreview, in the printer properties, check ICM & no color adjustment. Use the other printing setting as you set in PFP. In the print with preview window, check document, color handling select left photoshop determine colors, printer profile select the profile you created, color retetning select relative colormetric, check black point compensation, then print.