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Epson R2400 question


IRaddict 17 34
17 Aug 2005 9:59AM
I've been reading reviews on the above and it looks like its the printer for me, what I cannot determin however is, does it hold the matt black and gloss black inks at the same time or, do you have to change them over to print on different medias?
shed 16 586 England
17 Aug 2005 11:48AM
Hi, I think that if it's like the R800 and R1800 then there are two slots for the black inks. However the new K3 printers also have a light light black (grey) ink. This therefor takes the slot where the matte black ink normally goes. So if you want the matte black ink then yes you have to change the inks.

Hope this helps

Andy
IRaddict 17 34
17 Aug 2005 12:15PM
Thanks Andy, I've just done a bit more digging and it seems so, I'm going off the idea as I like to print on both matt and gloss.
Anyone got any experience of this printer, I would mainly print on matt with the occasional gloss, I wonder how the matt black ink prints on gloss?

thanks
steve
keithh 16 25.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
17 Aug 2005 12:23PM
Not very well...gloss prints on Matt better.
IRaddict 17 34
17 Aug 2005 12:31PM
So, if I use gloss ink, I read that I will not be able to choose the matt and velvet profiles if the printer does not have a matt cartridge installed.
not looking good.
keithh 16 25.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
17 Aug 2005 12:35PM
Build your own profiles...or buy two printers.
IRaddict 17 34
17 Aug 2005 12:43PM
lol, 2 printers, not just yet thanks.

So profiles would solve this, not too up on that Keith, is this where I would print a target sheet have it scanned and then be sent a profile to install?
If so, any recommendations for profilers?
keithh 16 25.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
17 Aug 2005 12:50PM
You can do it by mail...you print their target sheet and send it to them...they then spec it and build the profile. You then print the target again,,,they spec it and tweak....and on and on.

I use Service Offset Supplies in Bolton...not the the number on me.
But I can dig some local people out....anywhere between 90 and 300 for onsite profiling.

Other wise it's print, adjust, print tweak,,,until you're happy.
IRaddict 17 34
17 Aug 2005 1:07PM
Thanks Keith, I'll give ya a nod when I make a purchase, one last question, with a proper profile do you get a bob on contrast match between screen and print?
keithh 16 25.7k 33 Wallis And Futuna
17 Aug 2005 2:27PM
Yes.....but....it does depend to a very small degree on the contrast ratio of your screen...but nothing to worry over unduly.

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