RE: Printing Grayscale Prints with the Epson 2200

From: Sandy King ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 10/05/04-11:25:06 AM Z
Message-id: <p06020407bd88885bd5cd@[]>


With the 2200 drive, at least the Mac version, after you click on
Print you get to a Menu that includes Ink Settings. Click on Ink
Settings, and then you have the choice of media type and either Color
or Black ink. Click Color, then make sure that Automatic is selected.

With the enhanced matte paper I am getting a very neutral tone
monochrome print.

BTW, I tried the same procedure on the C-84 and also got nice neutral
tone prints.


>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
>Gerry Giliberti
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Sandy King []
>Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 7:30 PM
>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.
Received on Tue Oct 5 11:23:52 2004

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