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Subject: Re: [Leica] OT Epson 2200 for B/W. What's the verdict?
From: "Christopher Williams" <>
Date: Sat, 11 Jan 2003 17:16:01 -0600
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The Epson 2200 gets as close to wet darkroom black and white than any
printer so far with it's original ink system. No third party inks.

I've found it fairly easy to get B&W with the 2200 after setting up profiles
for different papers. Catch is that the Ultrachrome inks are pigment and not
dyes so the print may look magenta under normal household lights. Hold it
next to a window or photo lamps, and you have a great B&W print.

It's getting close to silver gelatin. And some paper will last 100 years.

Feel free to email me with any 2200 questions, it's been fun learning with

Chris Williams
New Orleans

- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Simon Stevens"
Subject: [Leica] OT Epson 2200 for B/W. What's the verdict?

> My apologies if this has been answered before.  I did a search of the
> archives and didn't find anything.
> What's the verdict on the Epson 2200 for black and white?  I have a
> darkroom, but I no longer have enough time to use it.  I'd like to switch
> a digital darkroom but while I have been very impressed with the results
> from Piezography, I don't think I have the time nor patience for that
> either.
> On paper, the Epson 2200 looks pretty good. I have heard good things about
> it as a color printer, but I haven't talked to anyone who does serious B/W
> who has one to get a verdict on the results from scanned B/W negatives.
> do the results compare with a chemical darkroom?
> Thanks!
> Simon Stevens

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