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Try a different paper setting in the Epson software - the amount of ink laid down is dependent on the paper setting selected, according to Bruce Frasier's previous posts, and I have found that to be true myself. Maris ----- Original Message ----- From: "Patricia Rogers" <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Tuesday, May 28, 2002 5:11 PM Subject: Puckering Prints > I'm getting a lot of rippling when I use Epson's Heavyweight Matte paper in > both A3 and Super B sizes. Many of my images are photos which I have run > through Photoshop's cutout filter and so they are essentially solid areas of > color rather than continuous tone. I like the silk screen effect and the > blacks are wonderful, but the puckering/rippling is fairly obvious, with 5 > or more ripples running the length of the paper along the printed portion. > > Checking the archives, I noticed the recommentation to flatten the prints > under weights, but I've not had as much success as I hoped. Maybe I need to > use more weight or leave them longer. > > Anyway, I tried printing at 720 dpi, rather than 1440 dpi, on the assumption > that less ink would produce less rippling. Although I don't notice any > image degradation, the puckering was still present.. So I went to 360 dpi > as a furthur experiment. The paper was flatter but I got a color shift. My > question(s): Am I correct that at lower dpi's less ink is used? And what > would account for the color change? A different dithering pattern? > > Also, if anyone has used both Epson Heavyweight matte and Epson Archival > Matte with the 1270 I'd be interested in how these papers compare. I'm > using Epson ink. > > - > Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate > subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. > - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.