Re: MIS UT inks on transparent media

From: Hans & Chia ^lt;>
Date: 11/01/04-05:13:03 PM Z
Message-id: <p06110400bdac4057b367@[]>

Hi Kees,

Very interesting Quad setup.
We are using the hex UT1 (eboni), Epson 7500, for
B/W printing mostly on Photorag.
When our 2000p (Epson ink) gave up, we loaded an
Epson 5500 with UT1 (Photo K) for neg printing.
Works great for gum etc (low DR negs) but not for
pt/pd, a little black-ink-banding.
We are now planing to try the pyro-ink-neg but
due to the price of Epson Ink we thought it could
be possible to use MIS UC variant for the 2100
So the question is if the MIS color ink works as well as their UT ink.

Are you satisfied with QTR (2.0)?
We hoped we could have used it for both b/w printing and negs.
We gave up after several days of editing curves.
HW calibration no problem, linearization with Eye One no problem.
Think it's the dither algoritms from the Gimp driver.
We tried several different settings (dithering,
media, resolution, fine tuning curves) nothing
There were always some kind of strange grittiness
and we could never get the same
smothness/sharpness as with well edited Roark
A very good RIP is StudioPrint but a little expensive.

Best from
Hans &Chia

>Hello Hans and Chia,
>MIS ultratone inks with Photo K work fine for me
>on Copyjet and Pictorico. I haven't tried the
>Ultra clear film.
>Using QuadToneRip
><>, it is
>even possible to use only 3 grey inks and no
>black at all. This gives enough density for gum
>negatives and prints on glossy substrates like
>Ilford smooth pearl. And you can leave the mat
>black ink (eboni) in for printing on mat papers
>like photorag.
>I am using an Epson 1160 with these MIS UT inks:
>C = UT-QUAD-4-C
>Y = UT-HEX-4-LC
>M = UT-QUAD-4-M
>K = UT Photoblack
>The QUAD inks are from the standard 4 ink VM
>inkset and I substituted the Y, which is a blue
>toner in this inkset for the extra grey ink from
>the UT-HEX inkset. This grey is inbetween the
>two others.
>>Hi all digineg printers,
>>Does anyone know if MIS version (with Photo K)
>>of Epson UC ink works with Pictorico OHP, Ultra
>>Clear Film or Agfa CopyJet?

Atelier Pictoform
Chia N-Löfqvist & Hans Nohlberg
Hedåsgatan 5
SE-412 53 Göteborg
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Received on Mon Nov 1 17:12:11 2004

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