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I use color blocks a lot on my photo layouts and have no rippling at all on archival matte (A3 printed on a 1280 w/epson ink). I've used both quark and photoshop,too. Maybe yours haven't dried all the way or the 1280 is laying down the ink better. Heavyweight matte and archival are, from my tests, identical, so I use the hwm for color tests and arch matte for finals. Randy http://www.rschwartz.com/ Patricia Rogers wrote: > 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.