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Subject: [Leica] odd problem with Epson 2400 and 4800
From: jgovindaraj at (Jayanand Govindaraj)
Date: Sat Jun 17 20:10:31 2006
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Did you do a lot of manipulation on a JPEG file? Or are you letting both 
Photoshop & the 2400 manage colour, i.e. managing it twice?  Both these 
could lead to artifacts like what I see. Another thing is that the 2400 
also has the habit of using a lot of ink - I suggest you decrease the 
ink by 5% - go to the "Paper Config" tab on the main Epson driver page 
and reduce "Colour Density" by 5%.

 Brian Reid 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?
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