Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/06/17

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Subject: [Leica] odd problem with Epson 2400 and 4800
From: richard-lists at (Richard)
Date: Sat Jun 17 17:11:39 2006
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Brian, I printed it on the HP 7960 and it looks reasonable. There are some 
artifact right to the side of her nose, but nothing like the patch below 
her eye and on the cheek. If you give me a bigger file, I can try printing 
it on the Epson 1280 with Photo Rag and see?

At 02:44 PM 6/17/2006, you wrote:

>Last week I posted a portrait of Joyce and Otto here. Joyce wanted a print 
>of it, so I went to print it on my Epson R2400, and the print was 
>unusable. Big areas of her eye and cheek looked like they had huge amounts 
>of rouge spread on them--blobs of solid color. I printed it on Hahnemuehle 
>Photo Rag smooth
>I took the print and the image file into Keeble and Shuchat and asked for 
>their help. The chap was pretty scornful ("it looks like this had a JPEG 
>original; no wonder you can't get a good print") but, scornful or not, he 
>did take the time to help me. He printed it on their Epson R4800 on Epson 
>Premium Luster paper and got more or less the same results, though not 
>quite so pronounced.
>I left Keeble and Shuchat and went to the Long's Drug nearby, and put the 
>same CD into the Long's kiosk, and printed an 8x10 on their Fuji Frontier. 
>An excellent print, showing none of the artifacts that had ruined the 
>Epson print. So I know that it /can/ be printed, even if it's not a 
>perfect negative.
>Here's the image:
>Here's a low-res scan of what it looks like printed on my R2400:
>It's a close-up from the original image, enlarged to emphasize the problem.
>If you have a good inkjet printer that is NOT an Epson, would you be 
>willing to print this image and tell me if the print has the same defect 
>on your printer?

// richard (This email is for mailing lists. To reach me directly, please 
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