My Fine Art Digital Printing DVD offers many simple solutions to common problems. Here’s one …

overinking

Problem
My prints looks slightly granular and dark with lost detail in deep shadows.

Solution
My prints looks slightly granular and dark with lost detail in deep shadows.Make sure the Media Type is specified correctly.

MediaSetting_USFA

Then reduce the ink limit with the Advanced Media Control Color Density slider.

ColorDensityDryTime

This happens most frequently with third party papers, where the ink limit needs to be adjusted from another manufacturers defaults. Start with the nearest paper type for the Media Setting and then use Advanced Media Control to reduce the Color Density or increase the Drying Time or both.

Learn more in my Fine Art Digital Printing Workshops.

How do Epson’s three UltraChrome inksets compare?

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Areas Epson UltraChrome HDR exceeds gamut of previous inksets.

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Areas Epson UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta exceeds Epson UltraChrome.

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Epson UltraChrome K3 3800 on Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper

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Epson UltraChrome K3 Vivid Magenta 3880 on Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper

Spectrum
Epson UltraChrome HDR 7900 on Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper

Find out more about Epson’s ProImaging printers here.

Get my free printing resources here.

Learn more in my The Fine Art Digital Print workshop series.

The numbers of Epson’s printer models mean something.
The first number (2 – 3 – 4 – 7 – 9 – 11) indicates the maximum size.
The second number (800 – 880 – 900) indicates the ink used.


Find out more about Epson’s ProImaging printers here.

Get my free printing resources here.

Learn more in my The Fine Art Digital Print workshop series.

Epson 3880

September 2, 2009 | Leave a Comment |

New Epson 3880!

Price
$1,295

Size
17×22″. No roll attachment.

Ink
UltraChrome K3 with Vivid Magenta (8 inks) not UltraChrome HDR (7900/9900)(10 inks)
Autoswapping Photo and Matte Black ink.
Further reduced ink waste.

Print Head
Fast.
One-inch wide, high performance print head.
Even fewer clogs.
Ink specially formulated. Nozzle specially coated. Auto nozzle check and head align.
Fine.
Maximum resolution of 2880 x 1440 with variable sized droplets as small as a 3.5 picoliters.
New MicroPiezo® AMC™ Print Head Technology (like 7900/9900).
AccuPhoto™ HD2 Screening Technology (like 7900/9900).
Among the very best printers for resolving detail and smooth gradients.

Profiles and LUTs
Epson PreciseColor™ makes unit variability is extremely low.
Epson’s ICC profiles and LUTs lead the industry.

Green
It’s built from identified plastic for easier recycling and uses smaller ink packaging.

Should you buy the Epson 3880?
Ask these questions.
What printer are you currently using?
Do you need roll fed paper?
Do you need a prints size larger than 17″?
How much physical space can you make for a printer?
Do you need the extended gamut of Epson UltraChrome HDR?
How much are you willing to spend?

Note! The optional ColorBurst® RIP Software is for PostScript and prepress proofing. Most photographers don’t need this feature.

Find out more about the Epson 3880 here.
See the entire Epson ProImaging product line here.

Get my free printing resources here.

Learn more in my The Fine Art Digital Print workshop series.

Ink cartridges first have to prime the printer tubes on initial installation. They have to purge shipping fluid designed to prevent clogging during storage. This doesn’t waste ink you paid for. Neither does the ink left in the cartridge when it runs out. There’s actually more ink in the cartridges than listed on the label.

Learn more at the Epson Print Academy.
Learn more in my workshops.

The Epson R1900 really excels at high gloss printing, but it also does a great job printing CD and DVD labels. We print my workshop DVDs on an Epson R1900. Good color. Good resolution. Permanent. And it’s easy! Just load in the disc and print.

(Don’t confuse these DVDs with my Acme Educational DVDs. These DVDs are for my workshop alumni only and contain hundreds of digital files, exercises, actions, and discounts.)

Find out about the Epson R1900 here.

Read more about my workshop DVD/Downloads here.

Check out my workshops here.

Get my Acme Educational DVDs here.


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