Re: Printing Grayscale Prints with the Epson 2200

From: Jeff Dilcher ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 09/29/04-07:14:31 AM Z
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I have used the Quadtone RIP on a linux machine and an Epson 1280
with good results. Just give it a try. I believe the product is
still shareware- download it and try it- don't pay for it unless
you like it!

On Wed, Sep 29, 2004 at 09:02:55AM -0400, Sandy King wrote:
> 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.
> Sandy
> >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 07:14:47 2004

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