RetouchPRO

Go Back   RetouchPRO > Tools > Hardware
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Hardware Computers, displays, tablets, scanners, cameras, printers, etc.

Getting good B&W prints on an inkjet

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #11  
Old 10-07-2002, 04:23 AM
BigAl's Avatar
BigAl BigAl is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: South Africa
Posts: 497
Clare, check out InkJetArt. They replace the color catridge in a photo printer with one containing 5 shades of grey. (sorry I can't point you to the exact page where they discuss it)
Reply With Quote top
  #12  
Old 10-07-2002, 04:50 AM
clare's Avatar
clare clare is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: England
Posts: 322
Chears Big Al ... I am going there now.
I have noticed that because I am using XP!!! that my drivers were not correct. ( I have not used my epson on this system yet -I've been printing loads of colour and I use the HP!).
Epson also have a plug in on there site for colour matching (Called PRINT image Matching). I've down loaded it but have not tried it out. If anyones interested I will post my findings with it after a bit of experimentation.

Thanks again for the pointers
Clare
Reply With Quote top
  #13  
Old 10-07-2002, 04:54 AM
BigAl's Avatar
BigAl BigAl is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: South Africa
Posts: 497
Here's a newsletter which discusses the subject.
Reply With Quote top
  #14  
Old 10-07-2002, 07:08 AM
clare's Avatar
clare clare is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: England
Posts: 322
I've just tried Danny's tip and have a usable print. The graduation has come out slightly sepia, but the warmth adds to the atmosphere of the image. Thanks Danny.

I'm still going to look into turning into a dedicated b+w printer but at least now I've got more time to read up on it - there seem to be quite a few systems out there but not all support the 750. Thanks Big Al for your links they are very interesting and informative. I would like to find a English site that sell the bulk continuous ink system .... more web searching!

Thanks again for the input
Clare
Reply With Quote top
  #15  
Old 10-07-2002, 07:19 AM
BigAl's Avatar
BigAl BigAl is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: South Africa
Posts: 497
Clare, if you're using the Epson for your B/W prints you can try fiddling with the color sliders in the printer driver itself as I mentioned a few posts back on this thread. This is the way to go if your image colors look good on the screen.

Unfortunately, I don't think HP drivers allow the same degree of control as Epson.

Last edited by BigAl; 10-07-2002 at 07:25 AM.
Reply With Quote top
  #16  
Old 04-19-2007, 11:00 PM
happusa happusa is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Whidbey Island, Washington
Posts: 3
Re: Getting good B&W prints on an inkjet

TimS,
The Epson R2400 is a printer that uses three shades of black ink (K3) to print outstanding B&W photos. No color halos on this one.
Reply With Quote top
  #17  
Old 04-22-2007, 10:55 AM
Cassidy Cassidy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,104
Re: Getting good B&W prints on an inkjet

Quote:
Originally Posted by winwintoo View Post
Doug: Thanks, I'll follow those up.

Danny: I don't want to spend any money - but if I have to, $150 would be my limit.

By poor quality, I mean B&W with a green cast on the print where none is visible on the screen also patches of other colors appearing at odd places. I'm printing on glossy paper, and most of the image is glossy, but there will be patches of dull finish. In some cases the contrast is glaring.

Maybe I'm just expecting too much. I have an Epson C80 and tried printing the same image to it and got the same result as to dull spots and color cast etc.

I used to be a seamstress - maybe I should just chuck this computer stuff and go back to it.

Margaret
I had a similar issue with an Epson C82 some time back with glossy paper, where patches were not glossy but flat and colour tinged. Investigations revealed that the paper I was using had become unstable and it was a known issue with the paper I had been using, and as such the ink was not taking to the paper properly
Reply With Quote top
  #18  
Old 06-01-2007, 07:46 PM
NPiek NPiek is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 14
Re: Getting good B&W prints on an inkjet

Quality B&W images come with a cost of a good printer spend the money. The cost of time paying around is not worth it. Epson 3800 is the way i would go. NP
Reply With Quote top
Reply

  RetouchPRO > Tools > Hardware


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
gelatin silver prints v. vintage gelatin silver prints Nauset3TT History, Conservation, and Repair 1 11-16-2004 09:56 AM
Anyone know about dye sublimation Printers? dipech Hardware 6 06-02-2003 09:35 PM
Your setup Doug Nelson Hardware 11 04-23-2002 11:19 AM
good black and white prints NIK Input/Output/Workflow 1 11-14-2001 11:00 PM
Printers Doug Nelson Hardware 11 08-14-2001 02:51 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved