A Digital Printing Network
Mark there is so much more info missing from the question you never asked. So throwing things into the air:
-How was the original brought into the computer (color shift ont he scan process)
-Once in - what changes made (did program make filter changes)
-On export what settings selected was palette converted
-In VW profile selected - biggie here - 1st failure point in VW printing
-Did you use 'prepress' for you color management
-Did you go into custom and for raster images selet perceptual - especially since you have a lot of tonal changes
-While there did you select preserve primary colors
Those are some of the things I would look into if I was asked a question!
Digital file from professional photographer - no modifications to the JPG
Exported as EPS file with following settings -
Image Header: Checked
- Format: TIFF
- Type: 8 bit Color
- Resolution 72 dpi
- No ICC profile applied
- Send bitmaps as: RGB
- SSC: Solvent Satin Canvas
I see that I forgot to change from Max Impact to PrePress
- I did not do any custom changes
- everything is set for default settings - no changes
Not sure where or when to select preserve primary colors... I just used the defaults...
Here is the original file that I printed - Do I need to use a special profile? I used SSC: Solvent Satin Canvas (ESM).
I would try:
do not bring into anything but VW - no need to export and pick up changes unintended
-the prepress should fix your problem
-if that is your material then that is the profile - if you do not know then you can use a different one
-Perceptual is selected in the color management area - second tab - select properties to the right under where you select prepress - preserve primary colors is in the same area below that - you are selecting preceptual just for the raster image (jpg)
Print a small one until you get what you want then go for the larger one - you can keep returning to the top and moving over to save media - just printing large enough to give a good eval.
One of the things that Steve taught us was to make another image larger than what we need and blur the image for around the edges of the canvas. Not sure how this would work...