Stephen, thanks for the link. I'm going to try the workaround of selecting Adobe RGB 98, under LR 2's Print module Color Management Profile setting, then try Epson's ABW. We'll see. I'll try this later today, and report back. Of course, I expect that there'll still be a fair amount of tweaking since this isn't a profile for the paper.
As they say, "welcome to the suck".
UPDATE: I went to use the 4880 this morning, only to find the printer damaged, and not wanting to accept paper from the bottom tray. It looks like students from the full-time day program have been using the printer all week, and the sliding side paper guide, inside the lower paper tray, has been busted off! Additionally, the software was not in order either, as it kept telling me to load the paper againn, etc. I tried top and bottom loading, all to no avail.
Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you do criticize them you'll be
a mile away and you'll have their shoes.
No one is "sure."
What Bruce said... as usual !
According to WiseGeek: "What is Metamerism ? When two color samples appear to match under a particular light source, and then do not match under a different light source".
One of the several reasons that I make warm-tone "monochrome" images - instead of "black and white" - is that the eye can easily tell when grey is not grey, but will adapt to a monochrome image, and slight variations due to metamerism, with little if any protest.
Another reason, is that I don't want to have dedicated printers, drivers, etc. By the time you get things calibrated, your printer is obsolete. I prefer to use good-old RBG inks, and freely print color and monochrome on the same machine. One printer is already enough to worry about.