Assuming you can get yourself past the amazing cost of ink, I must admit that the Epson Stylus Pro 3800 makes for one amazing printer. As my wife finally had a chance to complete unpack her stuff from our move back up to northwest Washington, which took place in Sept, she had an opportunity to also unpack this wonderful printer. Bundle the printer along side her Epson Perfection V700 Photo scanner and you might surmise that she is into photography. Let me just say you would be right.

Unfortunately she is not convinced that the color calibration with her Intel iMac is quite right. Considering the fact that everything appears to be set right, I sort of see what she is talking about with regard to color discrepancies between her monitor and the finished print, but I really have no idea what I am looking for. She has used other equipment that was calibrated that did indeed, yeild the results she was looking for. So clearly, the problem must be a real one.

Here is where I need your help. If you use a fairly hardcore printer like the Pro 3800, also use a Mac, what do you use for accurate calibration to help make sure the colors are set right? Am I even asking the right question here? Honestly, I am a pretty standard all-in-one printer user, so this is beyond me. Never tried anything like this. And on OS X – you’ve lost me. Definitely looking for any calibration advice anyone might have. Thanks!