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



Perhaps I don’t understand your situation but for printing digital negatives no ICC is used for the printing media. In short No Color Management is used. Perhaps that is part of your difficulty, that is Color Managing your digital negatives.




From: Hellena Cleary [mailto:hellena@hncleary.myzen.co.uk]
Sent: Sunday, May 17, 2009 8:22 AM
To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
Subject: Re: I should have bought an Epsom but...


Thank you for your help. I have hopefully succeeded in getting a decent black.One of the problems was that ADOBE RGB 1998 was not included in the automatic printer profile list. After I added it to the list and then set it up as the printer profiles  in all the relevant spaces things became a lot easier.  I increased the ink level and drying time, used premium photo glossy as the medium, set the photo fix under features to full and used the photo grey cartridge- things have definitely changed. However I still think I should have bought an Epsom. Again thanks. Hellena

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From: Jean Daubas

Sent: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 10:21 AM

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


Hi Hellena

I've looked around about the HP Pro B8350 and I've read that you have choice of different HP inks. It seems that your printer can use the VIVERA HP inkset.

I can tell you that these inks are absolutely excellent : I use them for all my work (colour printing, B&W printing, digi negs) with my HP Pro B9180 and I obtain good results; last week-end, I led a "making Digitral Negatives" workshop and all participants got excellent results using the printer + Vivera inks.  And i'm sure that you may also change the  printer settings (somewhere in advanced options) to increase the level of inking if you really neeed it.

Bon courage


Cheers from france

Jean Daubas

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Sent: Monday, May 11, 2009 11:48 AM

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


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