Yesterday I got and Artisan 810. Up to now I was sending out the prints but this is going to be a good oportunity to do my own up to 8x10, but mainly 4x6's. I printed about 30 pictures and I'm far from happy. I now is not the printer since I've seen somem wonderful images coming from those. Shaded areas particularly in the hair or things with that texture look terrible like made out of grans of sand, their moody and for the most part bery few pictures came out ok. My monitor is calibrated with Eye 1 display 2 so I doubt that is the ofender. All images were taken in raw then proccesed in ARC and final adjustments in CS3. For color space I use RGB: sRGB IEC61966-2.1 CMYK: Web coated (SWOP) V2 Gray: Dot gain 20% Spot: Dot gain 20% Soft Proofing is set to custom Device to simulate: Artisan 810 Photo paper glossy. Rendering intent: Relative colorimetric and black point compensation is checked. I did noticed that the images I had already proccesed when soft proofing them the darker areas/shadows show some bluish overcast that I could minimise but can't get rid of with an exposure layer. Even so I would be ok with a print like it but most of them are not even close, the images are not consistent the one with the truck (see link) doen not even show the front bumper. The proofing is not helping me a lot. Going to the print panel setting I selected color management Uncheck the Match print colors box make the image look a bit darker on the preview Then proof (profile) Artisan 810 Glossy photo paper Color handling: Photoshop manages colors Printer profile: Artisan 810 Premium glossy Then I set the printer Color management to: ICM and check (off) no color adjustment. set the paper the size and quality. Click preview and print. The preview looks awefull a whole lot wors than the actual print so I don't see much value in it. Last step I clik on print and wait about 15 to 20 sec for the disaoppointment. Could someone point me in the right direction? Here is one of the images I tried to print. http://www.photo.net/photo/9851413&size=lg I tried 4 times with different setting and one was acceptable but not even close to the image you see on screen. http://www.photo.net/photo/9910256&size=lg This one out of 3 same thing 2 are garbage and one I couls keep but miles away from the monitor. The air on this las one is awefull, the shaded part of the face is terrible I don't know hoe to discribe it.