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Well, to add my name to the list - I'm having the same problem but on Ilford Gloss (oh no, not a bronze plague!) Can you tell me how to adjust settings to remove this; not sure about the 10-255 setting - how is that achieved? Thanks. > From: Niels Gram Jeppesen <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Reply-To: email@example.com > Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2000 21:21:28 +0200 > To: firstname.lastname@example.org > Subject: Re: Ilford Semi-matte strange blacks > > Mark Graf wrote: >> >> I recently began using Ilford Semi-matte paper on my 1270 given its reported >> orange plague resistance. However, I am noticing a strange characteristic in >> the black areas of prints. When looking at the print at various angles, the >> black areas have a splotchy iridescent pattern in them. It isn't consistant >> thoughout the same print, and only seems to apply to the blacks. >> >> This was after the print had dried for about 8 hours. I am using the Backlit >> film paper setting, CMY levels at -10, 1440 dpi / HQ halftones. >> >> Any experiences with this or how to resolve it? > > I have the same problem. I had to adjust output levels to 10-255 as suggested > by > Ilford to avoid severe bronzing in the black areas and then the print looks > fine > right of the printer. But after some time, I noticed some strange effects in > the > black areas when viewed from an angle. Ilford send me their "Insider's Guide > to > Great Inkjet Photos" along with the paper. You may want to get a copy if you > like the paper. It seems that there can be two problems with this paper: Too > much black ink which does not penetrate into the paper and ink being jetted on > paper faster than it can be absorbed. Our problem with the paper is probably > that we get too much black ink. I think I have decided on Epson's HWM paper. I > can live with the matte finish. > > Niels > - > 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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