I photograph and colour correct oil painting photographs
I shoot in Adobe RGB and print on a latex printer with the company's ICC profile (I don't know if I have to embed it into my photos or the print software, ONYX, converts it). The image is darker than my image. I realize I shouldn't be basing my corrections off the monitor but comparing sample to piece just makes it into guess work at this point. It's driving me insane because I know I've properly white balanced my photos and even calibrated a colour checker for my images. My boss assures me the latex printers are calibrated correctly but I seem to be constantly wrestling with magenta (most egregiously in my highlights) and darker overall tones in my prints compared to my image.
Why are my images constantly plagued by magenta? How can I use a more calculated approach to my print prep? Do I need to convert/embed anything into my images or does the print software take care of that for me?
I'm lost. Maybe I'm not good enough for this job.