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Re: [BKARTS] Epson Printer Problem



Michael,

Actually, you have provided a lot to think about, and I thank you. As for the printer, all of two years old, it's in excellent mechanical condition, clean heads, nozzle checks etc. The inks are pigment-based and purchased only from Epson -- direct. However, I had no idea that the inks settled, and I should shake the easily-accessible cartridges now and then.

Now: 

1) What's an RIP? And what do you mean by "profile?" 

2) I switched to Black in the printer driver, not in Photoshop. This might be a clue...

3) In the driver, I moved from "color" to "black" in the Printer Settings, and somewhere else (in InDesign CS2) I changed from Yellow, Magenta, Cyan, to Black.

Thank you so much for your most helpful comments,
Ginnie

 


 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: Michael Andrews <apeiron@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> It sounds like a profile problem. Do you have a RIP?
> When you switch to Black do you mean that you do it in the driver, or in the 
> image file through Photoshop?
> 
> When you print gray, there is no such thing as neutral gray. There are tones 
> of gray even when you desaturate.
> Then, the color gray you get is dependant on the profile you use to print it 
> through.
> 
> Finally it depends on the mechanical state of the printer, clean heads, good 
> nozzle checks etc. Also it depends on the inks. What kind, dye or pigment. 
> The pigment inks are prone to settling and the cartridges should be gently 
> shaken now and then, providing it is the type of printer that allows you to 
> remove and reinstall them.
> 
> No easy answer I'm afraid.
> 
> michael
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Ginnie Mickelson" <ginmick@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, September 10, 2007 10:44 PM
> Subject: Epson Printer Problem
> 
> 
> > Help! My Epson Stylus R800 is hemorrhaging cyan ink! It's always leaned 
> > toward cyan when I've printed, but I've managed the problem by minusing 
> > cyan when I printed. Now it's even printing cyan when I change from 
> > "color" to "black." Yikes.
> >
> > I've done the nozzle check, cleaned the print heads, only used Epson 
> > cartridges, yet the problem has worsened. Epson is no help, just reminding 
> > me to do everything I just mentioned. Has anyone had this problem? Does 
> > anyone know of an Epson service shop in the SF Bay Area?
> >
> > Ever hopeful,
> > Ginnie Mickelson
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