B&W printing Epson 2880

Discussion in 'Digital Darkroom' started by stella_blunt, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. What are the best settings to print B&W on epson 2880 using epson exhibition fiber paper .
    Thanks
     
  2. digitaldog

    digitaldog Andrew Rodney

    With a profile you have or using Advanced B&W (if the later, what OS)?
     
  3. Stella,
    What looks better is a subjective matter, I print in Exhibition Fiber paper and I love it, somebody else may not like it. Try different type of papers (Epson has a sample pack with different type of papers), I just went through one pack and my two favorite choices were Exhibition and Hot Press Natural.
    When printing you have two choices, you can let the printer driver to the color management or you can do the color management in your application ( I use Photoshop). the results again are subjective. You must try and pick your own favorite.
    Regards,
     
  4. Stella,
    What looks better is a subjective matter, I print in Exhibition Fiber paper and I love it, somebody else may not like it. Try different type of papers (Epson has a sample pack with different type of papers), I just went through one pack and my two favorite choices were Exhibition and Hot Press Natural.
    Additonally, when printing you have two choices, you can let the printer driver to the color management or you can do the color management in your application ( I use Photoshop). the results again are subjective. You must try and pick your own favorite.
    Regards,
     
  5. Hi Andrew, mac 10.5.8 using advanced b&w.
     
  6. digitaldog

    digitaldog Andrew Rodney

    So using ABW, are you asking what settings to configure our how to setup the print dialog in Photoshop first? The settings in the driver are kind of up to you (do you want neutral prints or something toned?). You can’t preview you own images, the driver can’t allow that. You have to futz around while looking at that Greg Gorman image of the woman.
     

Share This Page

1111