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December 15, 2004 2:21:29 AM

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Hi,

I find that when using black ink only there is a purple type sheen, can this
be avoided as I imagine that only the black cartridge is being used. Would
it be better to use the matt black ink? The paper used is the semigloss.

Any advice appreciated. Colour printing is fine, no problems.

Ray

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Anonymous
December 15, 2004 5:50:12 AM

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On Tue, 14 Dec 2004 23:21:29 -0000, "Ray"
<rej@rpj-bexhill.demon.co.uk.removespam> wrote:

>Hi,
>
>I find that when using black ink only there is a purple type sheen, can this
>be avoided as I imagine that only the black cartridge is being used. Would
>it be better to use the matt black ink? The paper used is the semigloss.
>
>Any advice appreciated. Colour printing is fine, no problems.
>
1. It's unlikely that only black ink is being used.
2. How are you producing the images, from B&W or are you altering
colour images?
3. What colour management are you using if any (this is usually a case
of double colour management)?
4. Are you pr tinting on glossy?

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December 15, 2004 10:39:29 AM

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"Hecate" <hecate@newsguy.com> wrote in message
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> On Tue, 14 Dec 2004 23:21:29 -0000, "Ray"
> <rej@rpj-bexhill.demon.co.uk.removespam> wrote:
>
> >Hi,
> >
> >I find that when using black ink only there is a purple type sheen, can
this
> >be avoided as I imagine that only the black cartridge is being used.
Would
> >it be better to use the matt black ink? The paper used is the semigloss.
> >
> >Any advice appreciated. Colour printing is fine, no problems.

> 1. It's unlikely that only black ink is being used.

> 2. How are you producing the images, from B&W or are you altering
> colour images?

It is a combination of both Black and white and colour photos. Layered then
merged.

> 3. What colour management are you using if any (this is usually a case
> of double colour management)?

Standard Epson but have also tried resetting through the greyscale process.

> 4. Are you pr tinting on glossy?

No using semi gloss, glossy no longer seems available.

Thanks

Ray
>
>
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December 16, 2004 6:26:22 AM

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On Wed, 15 Dec 2004 07:39:29 -0000, "R.E. Jeffery"
<rej@rpj-bexhill.demon.co.uk> wrote:

>> 1. It's unlikely that only black ink is being used.
>
>> 2. How are you producing the images, from B&W or are you altering
>> colour images?
>
>It is a combination of both Black and white and colour photos. Layered then
>merged.

That's part of the problem.

>> 3. What colour management are you using if any (this is usually a case
>> of double colour management)?
>
>Standard Epson but have also tried resetting through the greyscale process.

The Epson will use colour on B&W.

What is your image editor and does it use colour management?

Note that converting to grayscale is the worst way to turn colour into
B&W.
>> 4. Are you pr tinting on glossy?
>
>No using semi gloss, glossy no longer seems available.
>
Are you using Epson inks or some other brand?

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Anonymous
December 16, 2004 6:05:49 PM

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Hecate wrote:

> On Wed, 15 Dec 2004 07:39:29 -0000, "R.E. Jeffery"
> <rej@rpj-bexhill.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>
>
>>>1. It's unlikely that only black ink is being used.
>>
>>>2. How are you producing the images, from B&W or are you altering
>>>colour images?
>>
>>It is a combination of both Black and white and colour photos. Layered then
>>merged.
>
>
> That's part of the problem.
>
>
>>>3. What colour management are you using if any (this is usually a case
>>>of double colour management)?
>>
>>Standard Epson but have also tried resetting through the greyscale process.
>
>
> The Epson will use colour on B&W.
>
> What is your image editor and does it use colour management?
>
> Note that converting to grayscale is the worst way to turn colour into
> B&W.
>
>>>4. Are you pr tinting on glossy?
>>
>>No using semi gloss, glossy no longer seems available.
>>
>
> Are you using Epson inks or some other brand?
>
> --
>
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What model does that equate to in the States. It appears that
manufacturers offer the same merchandise under different designations in
different countries.
Anonymous
December 16, 2004 10:22:07 PM

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"measekite" <measekite@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> What model does that equate to in the States. It appears that
> manufacturers offer the same merchandise under different designations in
> different countries.

2200
December 17, 2004 1:49:30 AM

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The 2100 equates to the 2200, I believe in Europe it was sold with the
Greyscale Calibration added.

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> "measekite" <measekite@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:hvhwd.34702$zx1.27907@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
>
> > What model does that equate to in the States. It appears that
> > manufacturers offer the same merchandise under different designations in
> > different countries.
>
> 2200
>
>
December 17, 2004 1:50:25 AM

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As a second question has anyone any recommendations as to the best settings
for the various types of paper?

Ray

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> "measekite" <measekite@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:hvhwd.34702$zx1.27907@newssvr13.news.prodigy.com...
>
> > What model does that equate to in the States. It appears that
> > manufacturers offer the same merchandise under different designations in
> > different countries.
>
> 2200
>
>
Anonymous
December 18, 2004 1:49:49 PM

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"Ray" <rej@rpj-bexhill.demon.co.uk.removespam> wrote in message
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> The 2100 equates to the 2200, I believe in Europe it was sold with the
> Greyscale Calibration added.

...and CD printer and paper cutter.
Anonymous
December 18, 2004 1:56:30 PM

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"Ray" <rej@rpj-bexhill.demon.co.uk.removespam> wrote in message
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> As a second question has anyone any recommendations as to the best
settings
> for the various types of paper?

Is this a really bad colour tint? The default settings work for me but
perhaps I'm not critical enough?

I've been using TDK glossy paper in my 2100 because it works reasonably well
in both my printers.

If you like... email me a jpeg that shows the problem I'll print it for you
on both a 2100 and an HP895. I can compare and comment on what it looks like
to me.

email: colin.watters@pandoraBOX.be (remove BOX to get real address)

I have broadband.

Colin
December 19, 2004 9:06:05 AM

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No the 2100 prints B&W with the full complement of inks. You should
calibrate using your gray balancer--this will get rid of any color cast.

Toby

"Ray" <rej@rpj-bexhill.demon.co.uk.removespam> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> I find that when using black ink only there is a purple type sheen, can
> this
> be avoided as I imagine that only the black cartridge is being used.
> Would
> it be better to use the matt black ink? The paper used is the semigloss.
>
> Any advice appreciated. Colour printing is fine, no problems.
>
> Ray
>
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>
>
>
>
Anonymous
December 19, 2004 12:13:07 PM

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Only use Epson inks, afraid of messing up printer if I use other inks.

Ray
"Hecate" <hecate@newsguy.com> wrote in message
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> On Wed, 15 Dec 2004 07:39:29 -0000, "R.E. Jeffery"
> <rej@rpj-bexhill.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>
> >> 1. It's unlikely that only black ink is being used.
> >
> >> 2. How are you producing the images, from B&W or are you altering
> >> colour images?
> >
> >It is a combination of both Black and white and colour photos. Layered
then
> >merged.
>
> That's part of the problem.
>
> >> 3. What colour management are you using if any (this is usually a case
> >> of double colour management)?
> >
> >Standard Epson but have also tried resetting through the greyscale
process.
>
> The Epson will use colour on B&W.
>
> What is your image editor and does it use colour management?
>
> Note that converting to grayscale is the worst way to turn colour into
> B&W.
> >> 4. Are you pr tinting on glossy?
> >
> >No using semi gloss, glossy no longer seems available.
> >
> Are you using Epson inks or some other brand?
>
> --
>
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Anonymous
December 23, 2004 2:05:22 AM

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Many thanks for all the advice and offers to help, have made some
adjustments and now getting good quality B/W prints.

Ray


"Toby" <kymarto123@ybb.ne.jpp> wrote in message
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> No the 2100 prints B&W with the full complement of inks. You should
> calibrate using your gray balancer--this will get rid of any color cast.
>
> Toby
>
> "Ray" <rej@rpj-bexhill.demon.co.uk.removespam> wrote in message
> news:cpnsmd$h1a$1$8302bc10@news.demon.co.uk...
> > Hi,
> >
> > I find that when using black ink only there is a purple type sheen, can
> > this
> > be avoided as I imagine that only the black cartridge is being used.
> > Would
> > it be better to use the matt black ink? The paper used is the
semigloss.
> >
> > Any advice appreciated. Colour printing is fine, no problems.
> >
> > Ray
> >
> > --
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> >
> >
> >
>
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Anonymous
December 23, 2004 4:48:01 AM

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On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 23:05:22 -0000, "R.E. Jeffery"
<rej@rpj-bexhill.demon.co.uk> wrote:

>Many thanks for all the advice and offers to help, have made some
>adjustments and now getting good quality B/W prints.
>
Good :) 

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