From: Larry Roohr (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: 07/04/01-10:22:23 AM Z
That return rate was for the Epson 3000, not the 1160 or 1200. Also there is
a new Piezo driver that has reportedly been very successful at solving many
of the 3000 banding problems.
----- Original Message -----
From: Sam Wang <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 05, 2001 11:14 AM
Subject: Re: digital gum negatives
> At 9:20 PM +0000 7/4/01, Katharine Thayer wrote:
> >Hi Joe and all,
> >I've never seen dots on either my Epson photo-series negatives or prints
> >made from them, even one-coat prints (although I have on negatives and
> >prints made from Epson printers that weren't photo series printers, like
> >the 3000). What's interesting is that sometimes there would be a very
> >fine banding on the negative that I wouldn't see even though I inspected
> >the negatives by eye before using them. But then when I made the print,
> >there would be the fine lines in the gum print, and I'd go back and look
> >at the negative with a loupe, and there they were. It's very annoying to
> >have to throw out both the negative AND the print but that banding is
> >one of the few things that can't be corrected. So I'd suggest that
> >Gordon watch for those. It either means your print heads need cleaning
> >or the printer doesn't like the media type you've specified.
> Banding is the reason I have not used inkjet negatives except for demos.
> The rep at the Cones Editions booth at the SPE conference told me
> that they had to return 3 out of every 5 Epson printers, mainly
> because of paper advance problems (read: banding).
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