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Old 04-24-2007, 11:21 PM
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Green cast printing Black and White BW - Epson 2000p, Canon i9950

What do you use for printing black and white? I'm not happy with either my epson or canon the black looks green to me.

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Old 04-25-2007, 08:51 AM
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Re: B&W printer

See if there is a kit for either of your printers here:
http://www.piezography.com

Best b/w output I've ever seen from an inkjet.
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Old 04-25-2007, 09:48 AM
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Re: B&W printer

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Wha do you use for printing black and white? I'm not happy with either my epson or canon the black looks green to me.
I experienced the same symptoms when trying to print from an older model HP that had carts for CMY and one for K (black). These older generation printers create grey tones my mixing CMY, which sometimes doesn't look so good.

Newer generation printers have additional ink cartridges, notably "photo grey" (sometimes two different "photo grey" carts), which overcome the color cast symptom.

I'm using an HP 8450 (dye ink printer) which does great glossy BW prints (zero color cast). Note, however, that although dye ink printers (like my HP) reportedly do glossy prints better than printers using pigment inks, dye inks don't have as favorable archival characteristics as pigment inks.

Info on inkjet printers, dye vs. pigment, archival characteristics, etc:
http://www.marrutt.com/digital-ink-myths-2.php

Decisions, decisions.

Hope this helps...
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Old 04-26-2007, 01:47 AM
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Re: B&W printer

Unfortunately my printers don't seem to be supported. I use an Epson 2000p and a canon i9950 . Looks like I'm still searching for the right answer.
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Old 04-26-2007, 10:40 AM
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Re: B&W printer

Did a little fishing with Google searching on: canon i9950 color cast

Note last entry here...
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/archive/index.php/t-40215.html

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Read elsewhere that non-Canon carts might be the cause.

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The following is a Mac discussion, but profile issues are platforn neutral...

http://www.adobeforums.com/cgi-bin/webx?128@@.3bc37d84

Hope one of these get you going in the right direction.
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Old 04-26-2007, 12:42 PM
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Re: Green cast printing Black and White BW - Epson 2000p, Canon i9950

hi,
first all does your printer have a seperate black cartridge?
in cases where there isn't a black cartridge, the printer will use the other colors to get black... and I have always found that will produce black with a light green tinge!! ...

if you do have a black cartridge and it still gives a green tinge you might want to setup the printer to print in greyscale only.. that force it to use the black,, or it should...

You might want to look at this website, it has in depth review and it talks about the epson 2000p and the green cast....
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/re...rs/2000p.shtml

my self I use a hp7150 ... and I don't have a problem with the black text printing and no geen tent ,that I can decern, on bk/wht pictures... but then again... my eyes not that great...

the only time i'll see a green tint.. if I replace the black cartridge with 2 additional colors... then on the black text I might see the green tint..

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What do you use for printing black and white? I'm not happy with either my epson or canon the black looks green to me.
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Old 06-07-2007, 05:57 PM
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Re: Green cast printing Black and White BW - Epson 2000p, Canon i9950

Hello,
I'm not sure if this will work or not but it's worth a try. In PS there are a number of preset tones, if you choose a selenium tone which adds a bit of purple to the image which you can adjust to taste, it may help offset some of the metamerism that you seem to be experiencing. It will deepen the blacks and not have to rely on the individual black to carry the darker parts of the image quite as much. I'm just in the process of deciding on a Canon 9500 or the HP 9180 so metamerism won't be an issue for me. However, for my B&W images, this is what I will be doing as I like how the selenium tone enriches a B&W shot.


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