|Last night while doing some prints from CS on my R1800, I decided to try a different setting because I too have the same problems as others when it comes to getting the prints to match what I seen on the screen.
Dell 2005FPW monitor
Epson R1800 printer
Epson 4990Photo scanner
Spyder2 for monitor profiling
Monaco software (bundled with scanner) for scanner/printer profiling
I've tried all of the recommended settings for color management (View->Proof setup->Custom Profile set to monitor icc profile, Print with preview source space document, print space profile to calibrated printer/paper icm, intent perceptual black point compensation, all printer color managment off), but yet everything still seems to print out too dark. In my paper/ink wasting mood, I changed my print preview source space to proof which automatically changed intent to Absolute Colorimetric, and poof....the print matched my screen for the first time.
So.... Why and at what cost?