I had the same setup, Snow Leopard and Epson 2200, using Aperture and Lightroom. Had exactly the same problem as you, dark and greenish prints. The reason for this is because Apple has finally moved from gamma 1.8 to 2.2 in Snow Leopard. The old epson drivers are set up for gamma 1.8 by default. After realizing this, and wasting 30 sheets of photo paper, and banging my head against the wall for three days - finally found the solution.
You're setup is most likely the usual, and proper, where you set up your color profile, media icc profile, etc in your in application (ie, aperture, photoshop, lightroom), and set your printer driver's "Color Management" to "No Color Adjustment". This is what you must now do differently - set your Color Management to "Color Controls", and there you can set the driver's gamma to 2.2. And viola! You've got full use of your 2200 again! Now be sure not to mess with the color sliders in that screen - continue to use the color adjustments and media icc profile in your application because the ONLY change you are overriding in the driver is the gamma - so you should be good to go.
Finally, beware of black point compensation (at least in Aperture) - you may need to disable this for now. This is a separate issue which Apple has posted a KB article on http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2978
Hope this helps! Cheers!
Thanks for this advice - I have a print "in the hopper" as I write this and we'll see what happens. To make sure I'm on the right track with your instructions here, my process goes like this:
1. In the Photoshop print dialog I do the "page setup" thing to select my printer and paper, then let Photoshop manage colors, and make sure that I have the correct paper/printer profile selected and so forth. (Photoshop manages colors; Printer Profile:SP2200 Premium Lustre_PK; rendering intent: Relative Colorimetric; Black Point Compensation on - all pretty plain vanilla and it gives me a very accurate print.)
2. I click Print...
3. In the Print dialog window that appears I do the usual stuff: Select the usual "Print Settings" after choosing that popup.
4. Then, following your instructions, in this same Print dialog I choose the Color Management screen and now click the "Color Controls" button. Then I set Gamma to 2.2 instead of the default 1.8.
5. A question: In this window there is a "Mode:" popup menu. The default option is "Vivid." The alternative is "Photo-realistic." Seems to me that "photo-realistic" would be the more likely option - any thoughts on this?
Thanks in advance!
OK, results are in. It sort of works - but I would not sell a print of the quality that comes out this way.
I had previously tried letting the Epson driver manage the printing but without changing the gamma. That gave me a semi-OK print but did not match the carefully calibrated and accurate results I was getting before when printing the normal way under OS 10.5.x. (In order to work around the driver problem I had used the "photo-realistic" setting in the Print dialog box but left the gamma on the original setting.) The image has enough of a blue cast that I would not use it for a serious print - some might consider it subtle, but it isn't right - I regard it as unacceptable, I'm afraid.
When I tried your suggestion - at least if I'm following the instructions correctly - the result is similar. While the print is no longer the God-awful way-too-dark-blue/green mess that I get when I try to print the way I did before (e.g. - Photoshop manages color, and color management turned off in the Print dialog window) it is slightly but very noticeably darker and bluer - the same as I got before when I let "Color Controls" take over.
At this point it seems that there are only three options:
1. Wait and hope that Epson updates the driver for the 2200. If they do, I'm a happy camper. If they don't, that tells me something about what kind of support I'd get from Epson if I end up choosing the third option below...
2. Connect that printer to an older non-Intel Mac running an earlier version of the OS. Install a copy of CS4 on that machine and use it for printing. Ugly, but it has the advantages that it a) should work, and shouldn't cost anything.
3. Buy a new printer. As I consider whether to get another Epson (thinking of the 7900, actually) or an alternative from HP, the bad taste left in my mouth if Epson stops supporting a popular printer like the 2200 would have a significant effect on my choice since it would indicate their disinclination to support their products for very long.