RE: HP B9180 for digital negatives
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- Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 12:02:24 -0500
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Before anyone gets to excited by HP, Canon or new Espon Ink, I'd just like
to say that as fast as thing change that last thing you need to do is keep
reinventing the wheel. I haven't looked at Wilhelm's site lately, but just
because he post that something will last doesn't make it so.
I suppose that since you are talking digital negs you are not really after a
lasting image, but many will also use those very same ink sets to make
prints. Have fun : )
Eric Neilsen Photography
4101 Commerce Street, Suite 9
Dallas, TX 75226
Skype : ejprinter
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sandy King [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 11:51 AM
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> Subject: Re: HP B9180 for digital negatives
> I believe the nearest sister/brother in the Epson line to the
> B9180 is the R2400. In fact, Ted Harris has called the B9180 an
> "Epson 2400 killer" because of the performance and price.
> Will scan the arrays printed by the B9180 and send them when I
> get a chance.
> At 11:27 AM -0600 3/13/07, Michael Koch-Schulte wrote:
> >Wow! Maybe this does end Epson's hegemony of the printer
> market. Nahhh! What
> >Epson printer does one compare this to? The 1400, 1800 or
> 2400? Does anyone
> >on the list have the little sister/brother to this printer the
> Deskjet 9800,
> >also a 13" printer (<$300)?. I think the 9180 has the archival
> ink set and
> >the 9800 uses dye-based inks. Sandy, if you would be so kind
> as to send me a
> >scan of the arrays when you've got a moment. Thanks.
> >p.s. for anyone interested in my RNP-Arrays they're posted at
> >hybridphoto.com under the Digital Negatives forum.
> >----- Original Message -----
> >From: "Sandy King" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >To: <email@example.com>
> >Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 9:27 AM
> >Subject: HP B9180 for digital negatives
> >> In conjunction with another person I just ran some tests
> for UV
> >> blocking density with the HP B9180 printer, which is a 13"
> >> pigment printer of similar characteristics and performance
> to the
> >> Epsons 1800/2400.
> >> The results are very encouraging. The UV blocking of Green
> by itself
> >> in the PDN tonal palette is log 4.75, Red is log 2.58 and
> Blue is log
> >> 1.31. The practical consequence is that there is a wide
> range of
> >> specific color matches on the PDN color palette that would
> work for
> >> any given alternative process. I also checked Michael Koch-
> >> color arrays and you can find multiple working squares
> there as well.
> >> I will continue my tests today of this printer for
> smoothness and
> >> Sandy King