Re: inkjet negative density with Epson 2200 printer

From: Raven Weiss ^lt;>
Date: 12/27/04-03:18:13 PM Z
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Hello Michael,
I had similar problems when I was printing with black ink (pigment) on the 2200. The most critical factor is to use the correct settings: "Same as Source" and "No Color Management" and use "Photo Glossy" paper setting.
Frankly, I am a little surprised that even a modest amount of black untrachrome pigment will let ANY UV light through, especially since I know that you are using Pictorico OHP (which sucks-up the pigment density).
Are you changing density for the pure white point in your adjustment curve? I intentionally do this because I don't like to have "pure white" in my prints.
Lastly, I am assuming that you are using Stonehenge Rising paper or maybe Clearprint Vellum. And, since you (and Sandy) are the ones that taught/advised me, you are probably pulling prints from the developer and dipping directly into fresh clearing bath (citric acid).
Much of this (above) has already been said, but I thought that I'd give you my total opinion. Fantastic kallitypes on your site (by the way).
Mike Koerner

Mike Klemmer <> wrote:
Greetings all,
While calibrating my curve for kallitype printing I noticed that it was nearly impossible to achieve a pure black without degrading the pure whites at the same time because light was still transmitting through the 100% black square on the step tab. I am currently using a non-colorized (B&W) negative with the 2200 matte paper profile on Pictorico OHP film. What can be done to improve the ink density on the negative to allow for pure whites on the print?
Michael Klemmer
Received on Mon Dec 27 15:18:26 2004

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