Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/04/04

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Piezography paper recommendations
From: "Tim Atherton" <>
Date: Thu, 4 Apr 2002 11:50:11 -0700

Try Epson Archival Matt (I think they just changed the name to long lasting
or something?)

Also, for fine quality prints, the Hahnnemuller (sic) Photo rag paper in two
weights is superb. A couple of outlets rebrand it slightly cheaper (I can
hunt them out if you want.)

Also, Tina is the Peizo queen, so she will probably respond!

As for alignment - some people go to great lengths. Unless your printer is
in a room that cycles from very warm to very cool, it should go out too
much. I find I do it every now and then, or at the start of an important
print job. and to frank, I often just use plain paper and a loupe (and also
save the prints that screw up and I abort half way through!). I know people
say you should  use the same paper you are printing on, but I've never had a

tim a

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Adam Bridge
> Sent: April 4, 2002 11:01 AM
> To:
> Subject: [Leica] Piezography paper recommendations
> I've gotten my continuous inking system up on the Epson 1280 and it's a
> joy! But I'm overwhelmed by the amount of paper out there. I'm wondering
> what folks who are doing piezo have found to be the best? The
> sample sheets
> that came with the kit aren't enough to really give a flavor for what's
> possible - I mean it takes one just align the printer properly for the
> paper.
> How do you handle this alignment thing? Only use one kind of paper? Align
> every day? Every time you turn on the printer? I find that on the Epson
> Heavyweight Matt paper that there's a color tinge toward the green, at
> least compared to a silver-gel print. Is this a system flush issue? I just
> need to flush the cartridge more (I did a substantial amount of color
> printing on this printer before converting it).
> If this is too un-Leica feel free to reply off list. If people are
> interested in the outcome I can summarize the results and post them to the
> list.
> Thanks
> Adam
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