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Re: Banding on Pictorico with Epson 2200

You are unlikely to see it (Venetian Blinds) in a regular inkjet print because it is so subtle and occurs in the shadows of the inkjet print...however, it's those shadows of the inkjet negative that make the highlights of a PT/PD print and there they rig their ugly head. Less so with the R2400 than the 2200 and non-existent on the R1800.

Mark Nelson
Precision Digital Negatives

In a message dated 10/30/06 7:12:29 PM, camden@hardyphotography.net writes:


> But, it must be a media problem
> since I can print the same negative on paper with no sign of banding.
> For gum you might want to consider printing on paper for your
> negatives.

Interesting.  It makes sense (in a weird sort of way) that the banding
doesn't occur on paper, since it's not a problem you normally see in a
digital print.

Maybe that's the answer to the venetian blinds though...paper negatives!  :)

I'm reluctant to conclude it's a media problem, although it's obviously
affected by the media.  I'm curious if anyone's had these banding problems
with different OHP substrates (other than Pictorico).  Anyone?

Camden Hardy