Re: Printing Grayscale Prints with the Epson 2200

From: Louis de Stoutz ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 09/29/04-03:40:35 AM Z
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Hello Sandy!

Thank you very much for the tip. Did you receive that supplementary
issue of PT with your subscription, or did you have to order it separately?

I would like to know if you have ever tried Roy Harrington's Quadtone
RIP (for use with the 2200 and UC inks for only 50$) which is said to
give excellent results? I still have to decide what printing system to
get for my digital B&W output, and the RIP would allow me to keep the
UCs for printing negatives. (Sorry for the OT slide, you can answer me
in private if this shouldn't go to the list, although I guess many here
might be interested.)

Louis de Stoutz

Sandy King wrote:

> 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 Wed Sep 29 03:41:01 2004

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