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Subject: [Leica] odd problem with Epson 2400 and 4800
From: at (Douglas Sharp)
Date: Sat Jun 17 17:33:59 2006
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I tried it on my HP 7960 too, on HP Premium Glossy - there's a pretty 
heavy magenta cast in parts, particularly around the lips and the side 
of the nose.

Richard wrote:

> 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, 
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In reply to: Message from reid at (Brian Reid) ([Leica] odd problem with Epson 2400 and 4800)
Message from richard-lists at (Richard) ([Leica] odd problem with Epson 2400 and 4800)