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With the Ultrastable I'm using Lysonic E for the 3000. Other notes about the settings - I have custom profiles made with Photo Quality Ink Jet paper inside the driver - however, I have tried most of the other settings - Ink Jet Canvas, Glossy paper etc. - no dice. Will try Jon's Gaussain Noise idea. I really like the canvas for some of the things I do. http://www.oliverart.com/modelsn/mod8mod.shtml see image MOD30 (the Jpeg really loses something) which is an image where the canvas lends a great deal, but where the very dark background is giving me the wide streaking problems on the canvas (light coloured streaks - almost scraped like or lack of deposition). I printed this image on canvas got the issue, and then immediately on InkJet paper to "test" deposition issues - looked fine. I don't understand the scraping as causation because although sometimes it gets better print to print, it is never evident on some images and always, to some, extent evident on others. On the other hand MOD29 on the same web page for example, also benefits from the canvas and I have absolutely no problems creating this image on the Ultrastable. It looks great, at least in my humble opinion. Had a customer ultimately buy a different, but similar image weekend before last. When the long promised longevity papers and ink combination for the desktop (3000) get published, I may review my approach to a longevity solution. I really can't afford to run two sets of ink in my archival printer (changing inks, because of flushing the system, is very expensive). Nor do I really want a third printer. It seems like a dichotomy is developing. Smaller gamut - larger longevity. I'd like the larger gamut, and as long as the larger gamut solution produces a result that is competitive, in terms of longevity, with standard chemistry based photographic processes, I'm going to be sorely tempted to convert. However, I do like the canvas and hope the larger gamut longevity inks have results forthcoming on the UltraStable canvas. I've noticed that pricing on these medias essentially make this your choice. I wouldn't want to give up the canvas texture, there is a flaxen weave that presumptively will have results as it is made/labeled by the broader gamut manufacturer, but Jon describes this as pretty different than the canvas. If there are no results on the canvas on this ink - tough choices again.... If however, I can get all of my prints to work easily on the other papers (textures) and can't get the canvas to work on all of the images, I may have to make a difficult choice. I hate experimenting. Just to work through the experiment on changing inks would cost - a week or so of time min, a set of carts ($250), set of varied media ($250), profiles - even semi custom ????, a flush on my Lysonic ink ($60) and at the end I might not wind up with anything ultimately usable. I'd really like to solve this canvas issue and have the other stuff fall into place to make this a no brainer decision for me - at least an experiment. oliver At 11:37 AM 8/22/99 +0100, you wrote: >Oliver, > >What inkset are you using? > >John Ennis > > > oliver wrote: > The one issue I've had is on the ultrastable canvas. With wide areas >of > very similar coloure - like background skys - I sometimes get what >looks > like very wide banding. Yes the heads are clean, smaller prints just >before > or after and those with no large areas of continuous coloure, or >those on a > test sheet of flat paper do not exhibit this problem. > > I'm not happy about this issue. Any thoughts, other than changing >output > media or using this texture as a "feature".... (sometimes it really >is a > beneficial feature). > > oliver > >- >Please do not include an entire message in your response. Delete the excess. >http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. > ********************** Dive the Web Surf the World http://www.oliverart.com - New images as of 7/14 1999 Art and Wine Festival schedule is at http://www.oliverart.com/shows.htm Hope to see you there! - Please do not include an entire message in your response. Delete the excess. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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