Re: ink jet neg substrate

From: Barry Kleider ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 04/02/04-09:32:57 AM Z
Message-id: <000b01c418c7$c9d4c6e0$6ec0c3cf@LuisaLaptop>


In gym class they always tell you "Side matters."


BTW - What do you use to clean your print head - besides the cleaning
software protocol?
Barry Kleider
Photographer. Arts Educator.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Christina Z. Anderson" <>
To: "Alt List" <>
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2004 8:48 AM
Subject: ink jet neg substrate

> Hi all,
> Just wanted to share the following with those unknowledgeable ink jet
> neg enthusiasts (not the big wigs, like hehehe Mark and Kerik, etc). I
> been printing gum negs since summer, both on a cheapy Epson printer and
> on an Epson 2200 (which for me is a dream come true). I have found this
> far as substrates go: anything I get at Office Max or Staples or Walmart
> (gasp) that says ink jet on it and mentions Epson, works. I have tried
> Staples brand, Apollo, and other names I no longer remember, but for gum
> they are all just fine. The only problem, of course, is they are all
> Apparently the business market doesn't want large overhead projections...
> I ordered Photo Warehouse ink jet film sheets that are cut 11x17, and
> they work great, too. One caution: a lot of the Office Max/Staples
> have a bumpy side on which you print, and this is easily discernible. The
> bumps make no mind on your prints, of course, but you always can tell the
> printable side.
> Photo Warehouse is smooth on each side. I thought side didn't
> and I did not have any indication of a printable side in the box. One day
> my printer was acting up, leaving streaks of messy ink all over, and I
> thought the 2200 was finally rejecting me because of all the work I put it
> thru.
> Then I got smart, and licked a finger; there is a printable side, and
> it is stickier to a wet finger. No more problems. But I guess most on
> list already know this or it has already been reported, so maybe not
> helpful. For me, I just had to learn the hard way.
> BTW, Photo Warehouse 11x17 is about 80 cents a sheet.
> One last thing: whenever I would get these little microlines that
> parallel with the printer feed slot, micro lines so small you can barely
> them, but the gum process unfortunately prints them (so much for "can't
> resolve fine detail"), that when I cleaned the print heads right before I
> began a negative printing session, the lines disappeared. I also made
> ink was not low in any of the cartridges.
> Bye!
> Chris
Received on Fri Apr 2 09:48:01 2004

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