Re: Printing Grayscale Prints with the Epson 2200

From: Sandy King ^lt;>
Date: 09/29/04-07:02:55 AM Z
Message-id: <a06020430bd8061cecade@[]>

Hi Louis,

I have not tried Harrington's Quadtone RIP with the Epson 2200. From
what I have heard it may work even better than the very simply method
described in the supplementary issue of PT by Paul Schranz but I have
not gotten around to setting it up and trying it yet.

And it was a supplementary issue that I received with my subscription.


>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
>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.
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