RE: Printing Grayscale Prints with the Epson 2200

From: Gerry Giliberti ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 10/04/04-07:07:00 AM Z
Message-id: <91614AC5612CD611BDC500062970ACDF01F3C8C2@EXCHANGE_SERV>

Sandy,

I just got a 2200 and tried your solution for printing B/W prints. The
procedure seems to produce a print with a similar selenium cast that my old
Epson Stylus created. In step 4 of your procedure I selected the media but I
don't understand the second part, which states: "...and set Ink to Color." I
don't understand how to do this. There doesn't seem to be a way to select
this option. I'm guessing the printer is doing this automatically. When you
get a chance, let me know what I'm doing wrong. (Note: I used Enhanced Matte
paper.)

Thanks,

Gerry Giliberti

-----Original Message-----
From: Sandy King [mailto:sanking@clemson.edu]
Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 7:30 PM
To: alt-photo-process-l@sask.usask.ca
Subject: Printing Grayscale Prints with the Epson 2200

As some of you know the Epson 2200 is a very good color printer but
black and white prints made with it are very tinted, toward the blue
and purple. And printing with the black inks alone is not a good
substitute because the tonal scale is not good. Some people have
resorted to 3rd party solutions by MIS, Piezography, Harrington, etc.
but in a recent supplementary issue of Photo Techniques, called
Mastering Digital Photography, there is a much simpler solution that
gives very good results. The prints are very neutral in tone, with
perhaps just a hint of a selenium cast similar to what you might get
from selenium toning silver gelatin prints. Here is all you need to
do to print this way.

1. Change the image to RGB.
2. Go to Image > Adjustment > Desaturate
3. Go to Print with Preview and change the Print Space to ColorMatch RGB.
4. Click Print. Set the media type for the paper being used, and Ink
to Color. Leave settings on Automatic and click OK.

I got excellent results usind both Epson Luster E Surface and Epson
Enhanced Matte in initial tests.

Sandy
Received on Mon Oct 4 07:15:37 2004

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