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Jim, There's no doubt that the 1200 will produce an image that will have less noticeable dots (primarily in light tones) than a 4 color Epson on glossy paper. But as many have mentioned, even this is only noticeable upon close inspection. It's also a subjective judgement based on your "critical" eye. To me, it's significant with images containing light skin tones. When it comes to uncoated (e.g. watercolor papers) papers it's less of a difference. Multitone black inks (quad and six tone) on uncoated paper are a challenge. My limited experience with multitone inks suggest that with a RIP (e.g., Adobe Pressready) or even the Epson driver, one can produce very good B&Ws on glossy paper. MIS six tone ink in a 1200 printing on Somerset Enhanced satin ? (coated WC paper) Well, I've tried various separation methods and I'm not very close to being satisfied. . . yet ! ;) Partly, it's not knowing what to expect. That is, I don't know how good a B&W can be printed with my setup (PS5, 1200 and PressReady). I DO know how a color image prints, in terms of tonal gradations, range, etc., with inks like Epson OEM and Generations on paper such as Somerset Enhanced. So far, it's light years better than I'm getting with quads on the same paper. I'll keep struggling ! Hope this helps. Good luck. William P. Garcia -----Original Message----- From: Robert Snow [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Sunday, January 23, 2000 7:46 PM To: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Question, was The Doorstop Printer ----- Original Message ----- From: jim hayes <email@example.com> > One person replied to me that the 1200 would print better photo realistic than > the 1160. Do others believe this, and hold it to be true for quatone b&w > printing? > > Jim Hayes > Jim: I would say the 1200 would print 'smoother' gradations. Smoother doesn't necessarily 'pop' as much though. All this talk about the 900 makes me think of the 60's when SLR Nikons, Canons, etc., were getting hot. They had great lenses of course, but one could pick out a slide or print done with a Sumicron lens from even the older RF Leicas in a flash. There is a certain look...I finally decided to call it 'internal contrast'. The images just popped out. The images were not really more contrasty, but in detail there was just more oomph than with the newer lenses. One sees this with the best view camera lenses also. Now, what will the new 870's pics look like?? Combine 6 inks with 4pl dots and you should have something great to look at! bob snow - Please turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for instructions. - Please turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for instructions.
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