Lightroom 2015.8: Printing results in muddy colors (macOS 10.12.3)

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I use a MacBook Pro Retina circa late-2013 running MacOS Sierra 10.12.3. I print to an Epson 3880. I use a calibrated NEC PA271W monitor. Since moving to LR 2015.8, prints turn out muddy, with skin tones looking greenish. I have printed the same images using the same ICC profile from Apple Photos to the 3880 with no troubles. I have gone through all the normal printer troubleshooting steps before verifying that the printer was not the issue. I will attach a scan of a reference image printed from LR as an example. I have also uploaded the original jpeg of the reference image.

I have been printing from Lightroom for years now with no troubles. Up until now what I've seen on the screen has been extremely close to what I get from the printer.
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THOMAS INGENPASS

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Have you checked what happen if you are print it in a jpg file change from printer to jepg-file?
Have you checked mediatype-setting?
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Yes, I just tried that. When I print to file from LR it turns out fine. I've checked to make sure that the paper type is correct and the ICC profile. I just tried opening the file up in Photoshop directly from within Lightroom and then printing from Photoshop. That print turned out just fine. I've attached two reference images, one from LR and the other from PS. The LR image has some really strange banding as well in the continuous color strips.


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Look back to your printer setup. It may occur that something change during LR last version installation. I had this in the past!
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I resolved this problem by reinstalling the 3880 print driver, which included new icc profiles. When I selected those profiles printing resumed normal operation.