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I'm having the same problems with Duel Sided Matte and other matte papers (Red River for example). Since it always seems to be 1200 users who are reporting this, I wonder if it can have anything to do with the way the light magenta & light cyan mix with the black (I've used both old & new blacks). I've scanned and posted an example at www.thepitchergallery.com/sample I want to add that I really like this ink set. When used with Royal Plush Paper it produces awesome prints. While I am having various problems with glossy and matte papers, I think that it is just a matter of finding the right papers to work with this printer/ink combination. In response to a previous post, Patrick Griffin <firstname.lastname@example.org> reported getting great results using Lyson 170 gsm matte paper with Generations inks on a 1200. Has anyone else tried this combination? (I'm sending for samples but it will take some time for them to reach the boonies.) Bill ----- Original Message ----- From: Murray & Irina Zaharia <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: January 1, 2000 7:41 PM Subject: Re: Generation Inks > > My 2 cents: > > I am using Generations with the newer black in a 700 and on photographic > images I am having a hard time so far on Mediastreet dual sided matte. I > have a portrait of a couple taken outside and there is a white fence in the > background. The fence is out of focus with the attention on the couple. > You can see green grass through the slats of the fence. Where the green > blends to the white of the fence slats where it is blurred and out of focus > and also with some brown, the Generations seems to not be able to handle > this transition. It looks like a transition you might get on an uncoated > paper. Also, where brown and black are mixed, such as in hair, there seems > to be a little of this problem, as well as not seeming as detailed. I think > this has to be the transparency problem with pigmented ink. I still need to > try to profile this paper and ink with WiziWyG as I have not tried that yet. > > I have printed this image on my Ex with Epson ink and the same paper > without this problem. My 1160 with Archiva ink beats them both on this > paper and with this image. Now, the new black of MediaStreets is very black. > I wonder if it because of this new formulation that I am having this > problem? Or just because it is pigmented? I did not try their old black. It > seems like the new black will need to be cut back somewhat in order to get > any detail as it is BLACK. > To be fair, I have only tried this ink on MediaStreets dual sided matte > which I like very much. I would think that on their own paper, this combo > would work better. > > With my limited testing so far, I am leaning much more toward settling on > Archiva ink all around. It prints very well on everything that I have tried > so far. This image on the 1160 with Archiva at 4 x 5 is visibly better than > my Ex on this paper with oem inks! (sharper and more detailed even with 4 > inks - sorry Rafe! You will be happier with Archiva than Generations) > > I was planning on using the Generations in my 3000 as I think it would be > great in that printer for larger and more painterly type images as well as > photographic. But, I prefer to settle on one ink and will probably use > Archiva in it as well as most of my images are portraits. For smaller > photographic work the combo of the 1160 and Archiva can't be beaten, except > perhaps with the 900 and Archiva. (Mile High) > > So, I may have a full 6 color set of Generations ink with the new black (8 > ounce) for sale soon if any one is interested. 8-) > Also, a set of unused oem Epson 3000 cartridges. > > But, first more testing... > > Regards, > Murray Zaharia > Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur. > Anything in Latin sounds profound. > > - > 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.
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