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Maybe this is something different from what you are describing, but I have noticed that quadtone images printed with epson color inks frequently change in color over the first 24 hours or so after they emerge from the printer. This color change stabilizes after that, however. I've experienced it most readily when the images are printed on photo glossy paper, and, as others have noted at various times, the same file can have a different color cast when printed on different papers. I get consistently warmer results with epson ink on epson photo paper, a very good match to my monitor, but there is a pronounced greenish cast when the same image is printed on Kodak glossy photo paper. While this greenish tint seems to be retained overall, I find that the next day warmer tones have emerged, giving middle and light tones a very pleasing complexity. I've learned to anticipate this effect to the point where I'm no longer befuddled by the disturbingly mismatched print that first comes out of my printer (a 1520), and I know that a day or so later the image will settle into what I was actually after. I'm starting to think that the result is ultimately richer than what I get on the more predictable epson glossy photo paper, which generally looks "right" almost immediately. I don't find this delayed effect unworkably problematic, but rather as an aspect of the art (rather than the science) of digital printing. We all would like a consistent adjustment to compensate for these color shifts, but this will vary according to the image, its distribution of lights, middle tones, darks, textures, details, overall quality of light, etc. I suspect that this color change on some papers has more to do with the complete drying of the ink rather than fading colors, which I doubt would occur so quickly. The drying process probably continues past the point where the ink is dry to the touch, as is the case with many other mediums. Richard Wohlfeiler >>Does anybody have a problem of black and white >images printed with Epson >>color inks turning very green within only 3 or 4 >DAYS? Is this a bad >>ink cartridge, or an incompatible paper problem? >The color prints >>haven't faded yet. Thank all of you for your >continuing help. I really >>appreciate it > >>Jerry > >I have noticed this problem too but less so with >the epson papers. I believe of course that the >color prints are fading just as fast, it's not >just as obvious. The magenta inks are fading the >quickest making the print green. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Please: Stay on topic. Trim quoted messages. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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