ImagePrint actually provides a soft proof in the ImagePrint window when both correct profiles are chosen for your paper/ink/viewing light environment. I use a Mac System with the same monitor and get a very close match. The key is profiling your monitor meticulously, something which is not so easy and also matching your viewing light to your monitor.
Thanks both of you. I have been using Native WP as per suggestion of the Monaco people. I will try 6500 next.
My lighting in my office comes from Chroma 50 full spectrum flouro tubes - just like you'd put in a color correct lightbox for slides. If I shoot my D2x on "Day" WB it's nearly perfect. But I'm sure it's not the same as a 6500k viewing box, nor my monitor.
I'll bet that helps though - 6500K WP. As for contrast, not much I can do about that on the LCD. But I'll need to compensate either in PS or in ImagePrint. There are controls for color and curves & levels there, but I've been avoiding doing that. I didn't want to muck up ImagePrints settings.
Have you (anyone) played with ImagePrints settings ?
pobrien3 - it's not that those scans are the only things out. It's that I haven't noticed the differences as much. With people they look better if warmer. And the contrast issue wasn't as bothersome - or I would just bump it a bit without really studying the fact that it was different on the monitor. I chalked it up to the difference between a paper print and an illuminated image.
But on the landscapes it just was more apparent to me. And I was more critical.