I have a problem that I have not been able to solve for quite a long time. Probably something simple that I am overlooking. This cropped up a while ago, and obviously destroys any enjoyment of printing.
I am using PS CC 2017. Mac os 10.12.6.
Good monitor, careful display calibration, but these are not an issue here.
I have PS Color settings I am set up with Gamma 2.2 on Gray. Engine is Adobe (ACE), Intent perceptual or relative (doesn’t seem to make any difference).
Files are 16 bit, Grayscale. (screen grab below is actually RGB, 8 bit).
I simply can’t get a decent match of my files on screen in PS and Print tool. My prints are quite a bit closer to Print tool. The manual for PPE mentions how the process should produce a good match between display and print - but I don’t have agreement on the display.
I added a few small patches across part of an image I am trying to print. I pulled up the file in PS and in Print tool, did a screen grab. Then I pulled the grab back into PS.
Using the eyedropper, I measure the expected values of 100,95,94,93.92,91,100 in the “PS” side of the grabbed image. But I get 100,96,95,95,94,93,100 on the Print tool side.
My deep blacks look like mush in the print - but pretty well proofed by Print tool.