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Re: I should have bought an Epsom but...

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  • Subject: Re: I should have bought an Epsom but...
  • From: francis schanberger <frangst@gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 11 May 2009 07:01:45 -0700
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Some suggestions without too much knowledge of the HP.

With Epson printers and quad tone RIP, it is suggested that the the media selected in the print dialogue box is photo quality glossy.

A couple of years ago someone was asking me if I was getting dense enough negatives and suggested that they were printing two identical negatives and sandwiching them together to build up enough density.

-francis schanberger

On Sun, May 10, 2009 at 11:44 PM, Richard Vallon Jr. <rvallon@cox.net> wrote:
Before you give up have you talked to a HP tech support person....
perhaps a LEVEL 2 PERSON?
there may be options in the printer drivers that would allow more ink to go on- but these may not be readily apparent.
HP supposedly formulates their own inks- and unless there is an alt person somewhere out there that already solved the problem
you may be on your own. Sometimes maximum ink deposited is controlled by a choice of drying time or some such- so choosing a longer drying time could allow more ink to go on.

On May 11, 2009, at 4:48 AM, Hellena Cleary wrote:

I didn't-  but the decision I made has been a false economy. I bought an HP Photosmart Pro B8350 and the problem is that I cannot get a decent black on transparencies. I do not even get a decent black when inverting canvas size. Does anyone have any suggestions as how to solve this problem or shall I just bite the bullet and get an Epsom? Oh for the return of the 1290. Any suggestions as to which printer bearing in mind cost considerations and the fact that I don't work larger than A3 plus. All help will be greatly  appreciated. Hellena

francis schanberger