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----- Original Message ----- From: "gary" <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Monday, February 18, 2002 8:42 AM Subject: RE: scanning negs vs slides now: inkjet vs photo prints > I have a Epson 1200. I'll just sit it out a year or two then upgrade, but > there are basic problems inherent with inkjets that I'm not sure will ever > be overcome. > > 1) Darks areas get lots of ink, and you can see the loss of detail in the > dark parts of the print. [Wet dark rocks are really tough to do. They don't > look wet like you get in a real photograph.] > > 2) You can often see patterns in light areas such as sky. > > Print a few gradients and the inkjet deficiencies are pretty obvious. On a > photo, you need to look for the defects, but really it doesn't take much > effort. > > I'm still hoping for a dye-sub breakthrough, but not holding my breath. I'd > be happy for a cheap film printer then just make prints. The 1200 is notorious for laying down too much ink. With all printers it is good to get a custom profile made but it certainly is wise for the 1200. Also select a paper setting that gives less ink and base the custom profile on that. Better even: make the 1200 into a B&W printer with appropriate profiles and inks and get a 1280 or 1290 for colour prints with a custom profile. You have asked for sample prints, maybe it is better to send some prints you've done to Rafe for example. Or get a common target from the net and exchange the print with one another. Ernst - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.