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Subject: [Leica] Printing on Glossy Paper
From: leicachris at (Christopher Williams)
Date: Tue Oct 31 08:39:51 2006
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Yes, my 2200 survived the heat, water and humidity of Katrina. It finally
bit the dust a few months ago after 5 good years of service.

Crane Silver Rag is printed with Photo Black as it is a "glossy" finish.
Crane's website has the profile downloads.

I print allot of 11x14's for weddings so I need the 13" printers. The Silver
Rag finally allows for some great FB style BW prints.


----- Original Message -----
From: "David Rodgers" Subject: RE: [Leica] Printing on Glossy Paper

> Chris,
> I definitely considered the 2400. But I wanted a letter sized printer. I
> just don't make that many large prints. I've owned an Epson 3000 for
> quite some time. Still, most of what I printed was 8x10 and smaller. (It
> was nice to be able to print the occasional 16x20, but I still can with
> that).
> I like smaller prints. They're easier to frame. They show better. I also
> sell photo cards, and those are folded letter size. Plus letter sized
> printers are just easier to handle.
> I also print a lot of what I shoot in 4x6 and select images in 8x10. I
> like looking at prints and I shuffle around new images. I tire of some
> very quickly. Other prints grow on me. Size can make a difference. Some
> images look better small. Some look better larger. IME it takes time to
> judge an image. Viewing images on a monitor just isn't the same as
> looking at prints.
> There really isn't a 2400 equivalent in letter size printer. The R800
> seemed to be the closest thing. All it lacks is light black inks. It's
> possible to replace the GLOP and PK carts with light blacks and make BW
> prints on matte papers with QTR. You can switch inks back for glossy,
> similar to the 2400. I don't know how practical this is, or what the
> drawbacks may be. I haven't tried this yet, but I will soon. (I like to
> experiment, though I'd feel comfortable experimenting with the more
> expensive 2400.)
> What really shocked me about the R800 is how good color glossy prints
> looked. I've never been able to knock out decent color prints quickly
> and economically on an ink jet printer.
> I've always had one printer for bw and one for color. Now I'm thinking
> of having one for matte and one for glossy.
> BTW, I'm getting ready to order some Crane Silver Rag. Does you use
> Photo Black or Matte Black ink?
> Sorry to hear about your 2200. Did you ever get it back? :-(
> daveR

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