Eventually, yesterday evening I had time to get the remaining gadgets operational. The Wacom tablet already worked like a charm. Monitor calibration showed that my visual calibration (Adobe Gamme) was not so way off - the display is a tad darker now. But the printer ..... The first color prints were a catastrophe, which was my fault - double profiling, wrong gamma setting, etc. Finally, I got more or less decent results. The only problem to solve is that the color prints are slightly too dark (about half to one stop). I downloaded the latest drivers and profiles, but ran out of paper so I could not test whether this helps or not. I cannot imagine that something is wrong with the monitor profile because on my Canon i950 the prints looked perfect except for the colors being a bit too vibrant. Dark prints in R800/1800 or even the 2400 have been reported very often in various fora but so far noone has come up with a proper solution (updated drivers helped in a few cases). I have not much experience with custom profiles, but as far as I know they will effect only the color accuracy. Does anybody know if such profiles (e.g. made with profile prism, etc.) will also correct dark output, at least to some extent? B/Ws come out great, BTW.