Photoshop: Can't adjust soft proof with Epson 7900

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Here is my problem.

I am running a MacPro with OS 10.8.5.

I have been using Photoshop 13.0.5 x64 combined with Imageprint v9 to print on Fine Art paper on my 7800 with matte black ink.

Never had a problem, and never did a soft proof.

I got a new Epson 7900 and, ugh.

My prints come out flat and dull. I try soft-proofing and use adjustment layers to no avail. I arrange my windows side by side and the actual image looks the way it always printed, but the soft proof window is very milky no matter what I do.

I have tried reloading the printer driver, but the problem appears in Photoshop before it ever gets to Imageprint.

Any help would be very much appreciated.
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Chris Cox

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That sounds and looks like you might be printing on matte paper, which would be a bit desaturated compared to glossy paper.

And the results will vary a lot with the chosen printer profile (which should match the ink and paper types, of course).
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Hi Chris,

Good catch!

Yes I am printing to Hahnemule William Turner Matte paper.

But I have always printed to that paper and it always looked like the image on the right.

Before now.
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So it may be a difference in the printers and ink sets, or just a problem with the profiles you have. You might check around and see if anyone has produced better profiles for that printer and paper.