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I'm also a new C80 owner, haven't had a chance yet to put it through its paces, but had no idea when I bought the machine that there would be a problem using glossy paper. Matte paper would be fine for my purposes, but what would you suggest in the line of a spray? Thanks, Rose Wayne Simpkins wrote: > On 6/6/02 9:47 PM, "Steven L. Carr" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > Dear Epson-Inkjet Listers and Lurkers, > > > > I just purchased my first Epson printer, an Epson C80, and I am very pleased > > with the price/performance ratio! I have read quite a bit online about the > > printer, and I've played around some with the various settings in my attempt > > to get the best possible photo output. > > > > While I do realize this is not a dedicated photo printer, I'd still like to > > get the best results possible. I'm happy with the output on Epson Archival > > Matte paper. I'm _not_ as pleased with output on Epson Photo Paper; the > > image is much more muted in color than it is on Matte or plain paper. > > > > The question: How do I find the best printer settings for printing photos? > > Steven > > You realize that the driver prints CMY when using the glossy, semi-gloss, > and luster, settings? The black ink is not fully compatible with these > papers and Epson's solution is to not use it. > > You'll get much better results by using a matte paper setting such as Matte > Paper Heavyweight but you'll need to spray the prints with a glossy coating > since the black will sit on the surface and mar easily and may even rub off > or smear with some papers. > > I'm using Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper with a Profiler Pro profile and > the driver set to no color adjustment, 2880, Matte Heavyweight. > > Wayne > > -- > Wayne Simpkins > The Univ of Memphis > Dept of Art > > email@example.com > > - > 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.