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On 7/8/99 at 11:43 PM, email@example.com wrote: > I have been printing in colour with my 1200 using a profiled scanner > and a calibrated monitor getting extremely positive results. Then, last > week I decided to experiment printing out some black and white scans. > To my surprise the first print had a visible green cast. I had the > colour adjustment levels on the +0 default settings. Several prints > later, and using different setting combinations, I wasn't still able to > achieve a satisfactory B/W print. > I had to compensate, adding +6 magenta and +3 yellow, but my whites got > a slight magenta hue, and the overall tonal range was still off, even > though I got close to my reference image. > I am assuming that this is a common problem to all 1200's. The only > satisfactory B/W print came out when I used only the black ink, but of > course the resulting image had a discernable dithering pattern due to > the lesser dots coming out of the print heads. I know that printing > using the colour setting with B/W images is the way to go, but I > haven't been able to find a solution to the problem. > Any ideas, workarounds or positive experiences are welcome. > > Alex Do you use Photoshop? If so, try converting the image to a quadtone: RGB>Grayscale>Duotone. There are five or so quadtone choices that ship with photoshop. All of them produce superior Epson BW prints than merely a grayscale print. You can also do some Channel mixing: Image> Adjust>Channel Mixer, then Load (navigate to Presets folder in the Photoshop Goodies folder) and try the Grayscale folder's contents. You may also want to check out the Special Effects folder's RGB Sepiatone Subtle Color.cha preset. It produces a better sepia duotone than then the Duotone presets do, but of course it will have a sepia cast. william - sent via an evaluation copy of BulkRate (unregistered). - Please: Stay on topic. Trim quoted messages. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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