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RE: Source for 1160 Printers for inkjet negatives
" But now that Keith gives me permission to just do
BLACK, I think I'll NOT change inks. "
I get nervous when I read this! Seriously, you have been adamant in stating
that with gum, nothing is definite. I trust you'll do your own tests!
"If I got the quadtones just for a frenzy of negative making, what would be
involved in getting the color back? Or is that a one-way street?"
No, you just load up color and print. Usually, in less than a sheet, your
color will be back. Of course, you'll probably have to do a days work of
head cleaning to get it right, but that's the world of Epson!
"Meanwhile, the plot thickens with the digital negatives. What I'm finding
is NOT what I'd been led to expect... For instance, going from 360 dpi to
1440 gives MUCH more contrast, & so much ink that it puddles in the
highlights on the vellum. I'm settling on 770 dpi, but still have a
problem with puddling. I found however that the 360 dpi gave a more
pixilated look than I wanted. That's much improved at 770."
That's interesting. I didn't notice that with the Photo EX or the 3000.
It's probably a factor of the paper. In any event, if you are getting these
results, all bets are off regarding my advise about 300 dpi, and that calls
into question ANY advise about using black only. Better give the multitone
"I don't want to print from a waxed paper neg, however,
because I MUST re-register by eye, not possible with waxed paper I have
I have never, EVER had a problem with re-registering by eye over a light
table with waxed paper negatives. Of course, I *DO* use registration marks
in the border of the print...