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Re: Vertical Banding on 5500




To analyse whether it is the printer or your camera, don't print from a
different application, but from a different file not made with your camera.

So simple isn't it?

Regards,

Udo








on 8/2/02 7:16 pm, Mark Romine at klick3@gte.net wrote:

> Anyone else ever seen this problem? I am printing w/Epson 5500, Canon
> D30 files, ISO 800 out of PS 6.0.1 on a Mac w/USB connection straight
> from the back of the box. Printing on Epson Premium Luster paper, Photo
> 1440, High Speed Off. The problem is worse with high speed on. I am
> seeing vertical banding running parallel to the length of the paper in
> the darker mid tones to shadow areas of the file. This is not micro
> banding but rather a very soft edge banding about 1/4" apart and 1/4" in
> width. This does not occur in all files. If the banding occurs in a
> particular file being printed out of PS it also shows being printed out
> of PageMaker but the banding will be located differently. This occurs
> whether the file, which is landscape, is being printed in the portrait
> or landscape mode. It also occurs if I rotate the file vertically and
> then print portrait. This is happening in several files, with or without
> sharpening applied. This
> banding is not visible on screen in any channel.
> 
> Does this mean that there is something wrong with the D30 files or does
> it have something to
> do with the Epson driver?
> 
> The only suggestion the Epson had was to turn off the high speed
> setting, which it did help but not completely. They also suggested
> printing out of different apps to see if the problem still
> existed.
> 
> Starting to get desperate.
> 
> Thanks,
> Mark
> 
> --
> Mark Romine
> MARK ROMINE PHOTOGRAPHY
> 227 Fairway Drive
> Bloomington, IL 61701
> 309-662-4258
> http://www.markrominephoto.com
> 
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