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RE: Epson 3800

Hi Marek


I’ve been using the 3800 for a while – I found I had to calibrate it to get the soft colours out that I use


I’m now using it for negatives for platinum and it is quite magical


The trick though is in the settings – I use Quadtone RIP and get some excellent results – but need to adjust each negative a little using curves


It is also excellent for overprinting with the pigment ink – though again the issue is colour – too bright and it looks as though the kids have been at it with felt-tipped pens!


Good luck




Twickenham, UK


From: Marek Matusz [mailto:marekmatusz@hotmail.com]
Sent: 27 April 2008 23:16
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: RE: Epson 3800


I am so excited that the black only option works on this printer. That is all I used on my old 2200. I am printing my step tablets on Ultrafine as I write this email.
Thanks all for advice

Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2008 14:51:07 -0400
From: stwang@bellsouth.net
Subject: Re: Epson 3800
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca



Congratulations! You'll have a lot of fun with the printer. It appears to be such an improvement over the 2200.


I load both the Ultrafine and Pictorico on the top with no problem. No pizza wheel marks unless I keep feeding the same sheet through several times.


By the way, using black-ink-only works great on it - much more smooth than on the 2200.


Sam Wang



On Apr 27, 2008, at 12:48 PM, Marek Matusz wrote:


My Epson 3800 just came in and it is a beauty. My first color print came out just perfect. No calibration, a supplied Epson profile, no messing around. My question now is where should I feed the trensparency for printing negatives. I want to print both pictorico and ultrafine. I know pictorico should be no problem. Anybody printing ultrafine transparencied on this printer?

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