I got my Epson 3800 last week and tried to print some BW using ABW driver. Well, b&w prints came out just perfect, very neutral tones, deep blacks, very fine details. So I tried to print some color ones. I carefully calibrated my monitor, selected the soft proof and verified my colors, then on the print dialog I selected the option "Let Photoshop determine colors". I chose Relative Colormetric option and checked black point compensation, then on the driver dialog I chose "No color management" option. The print came out very dark. Then I tried to let printer determine colors and to my surprise colors were very close to what I saw on the monitor. While I'm very happy with what I get when I let printer determine colors, I still think I'm doing something wrong here, but I can't just figure out what exactly. It's stil hard to believe that printer does the better color management than Photoshop. I'm wondering if anyone had the same problem and I would appreciate any suggestion.
Thanks a lot!