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In a message dated 10/21/00 10:33:18 PM, email@example.com writes: >What papers have you tried these inks on and what kind of results have >you > >achieved? Do you think they will work well with glossy papers as well? > >What printer? > >If the 3000, can you notice dots? Its been a while, but as I recall, typical Epson papers and Epson compatable papers, coated and glossy. They are the same basic inks as the Lysonics, and are compatable with the same broad range of papers. Certainly Weber Valentine JPG glossies work with them. Being tonally adjustable, it doesn't matter so much that the ink and paper form a perfect neutral together, because you adjust the tone to suit your taste, so Jerry could crank them right over to blue, even on a paper where they tended to print warm... it would just reduce the yellow and increase the cyan. The paper might still be warm, but the image would not. Yes, I've used them on the 3000, in fact I have a Joe Holmes original print with these inks from a 3000 on the wall near me as I write this, and the answer is that I *ought* to be able to see dots, there's not an obvious theory that explains why these inks are less grainy than standard CMYKs... but they are. After all, you are using inks with the same driver, and the same ink darkness as standard CMY inks (K doesn't ever come in until the actual blacks) but somehow the lower gamut of the inks allows them to blend together better, and reduce visible dots. I'm quite satisfied with the results, and the life expectancy is good, and there is little metamerism or bronzing... and they are certainly simple to use. But for me the clincher is to have simple, visual control of the tone or tones used. Jan Faul has a famous protrait of a woman done entirely in black and white, except for the subtle gold tint of her wedding band. With these inks, that image would not only be possible, but simple. C. David Tobie Design Cooperative CDTobie@designcoop.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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