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Old 10-13-2002, 09:30 PM
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velvet

both seem to work well in this case
producing deep lovely colors
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Old 10-14-2002, 01:25 AM
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You may want to check this thread.

A problem I found with non-Epson papers which print decent colors is that the inks take quite long to dry. What then happens is the pizza wheels (which feed the paper after the ink has been put down) leave tracks from dark areas into light ones. I'm not sure if the newer printers still have pizza wheels. InkJetArt has a note on how to remove the pizza wheels.
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Old 10-14-2002, 06:27 AM
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CJ,

I have just looked at the brocher that came with my paper, there are 2 different types of somerset enhanced.

The original was 'somerset velvet radient' for use in the Giclee printing, this is the uncoated paper.

Then they made 'somerset enhanced' for use in inkjets, this is the coated paper and comes in either satin, velvet or textured.

I have not decided as to which is my favorite. I only have the coated type.

BigAl,

Thanks for the link I'll check that out, and I am very interested in removing those pizza wheels!

lglogan,

I haven't tried the water trick yet, I might give it a go later - I'll post my finding as soon as I can.
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Old 10-14-2002, 06:41 AM
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Clare & Platscha, check this thread on the "waterproofness of inkjet inks". You'll have to be careful of your ink/paper combination for Platscha's trick to work.
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Old 10-14-2002, 07:08 AM
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These are seriously interesting links thinks bigAl.

I am currently using an epson and an HP printer at the moment. Thank for the link about the epson ink, this has saved me alot of experimental time and wasted ink. I'll use my HP, until I replace my epson inks with pigment inks.

Thanks again .... its play time!

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Old 10-14-2002, 10:24 AM
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platscha and clare - thanks for the info about your sample papers.

BigAl -- thanks for the reminder links.

It's time to try some new papers!
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Old 10-14-2002, 03:04 PM
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Greg - where do you get your Giclee prints made?
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Old 10-14-2002, 03:22 PM
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Here you go chiquitita -

http://www.gicleeprint.net/index.shtm


I was pretty happy with the quality but I think I might try a different printer for my next batch of prints. (once I can save up the money!) The quality was very good...but I have seen better. (but more expensive) My ultimate goal is to have my own studio one day, that will combine traditional printmaking (etching, woodcut, etc...) with the new digital stuff. It's only a far away dream at the moment...
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Old 10-14-2002, 04:17 PM
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That is so funny. Last week I had a request for something where I would need a Giclee print made and I called those people. The guy was really nice. I am not sure I am still going to do the Giclee but keep me updated as to your results if you go with anyone else.
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Old 10-15-2002, 05:24 PM
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This may be a dumb blonde question, but what is a Giclee print?
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