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At 02:07 PM 1/6/2000 -0500, Stephen Jennings wrote: > >My question is this: is there a listing of preferred Media setting for >various paper/ink/printer combinations? Experimenting is fun, but I'd >rather not reinvent the wheel if I don't have to. > >One more question: is the Inkjet Transparencies setting on the 750 the same >as Backlit Film that others have mentioned? Except for the last question (no, they aren't the same--they are separate media choices, at least for my EX driver), I have only more questions. Ian Lyons thinks there is no actual list of preferred settings, and I'm sure he's right, or someone would have brought it up in the couple of months I've been subscribing to this list. Epson obviously isn't going to produce one--they intend you to use their papers and the corresponding settings, which makes the choices obvious. There seems to be a lot of experience on the list with people who have tried various settings with non-Epson papers and/or inks, with varying results, leading them to draw conclusions about which settings are likely to work with which papers. Unfortunately for the rest of us, these conclusions sometimes seem to be contradictory, which could be because some of them are printer-specific. (All the discussion about how much ink a 1200 delivers is a case in point.) A key question (although not the only one of course) seems to be the relative amounts of ink delivered for the various paper settings. So my version of this question is simpler: is there any documented evidence or data as to the systematic differences between the media settings with respect to ink volume? If not, is there an easy way to measure this? Could one, for example, print the same test image on the same paper at all the settings and measure ink density? (I'm only talking about RGB drivers here; even I can tell this is a much more complicated question for CMYK printing.) Is the answer going to be dependent on whether one is using a custom printer profile with "No Color Adjustment" in the Epson driver? (Seems likely.) And last but not least, is anybody who is equipped to find this out sufficiently interested to do the testing? Just wishing..... Gary Hunt <email@example.com> - 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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