Roots

May 24th, 2007

D20 0489 Roots I’ve been pretty much out of commission for the last few days because of some sort of cold/flu/crud that has been going around and found me. Still not over it, but doing better than I have for several days. So I’m back to posting.

This is Mo and some interesting tree roots from our hiking around in the Ozarks in March.

Today I’m at the studio making prints. I have a new printer, an Epson R260, and the quality is so much better than anything I’ve seen before, including chemical prints, that I’m reprinting my entire portfolio. It has been a bit of a challenge to adapt to this printer, however. Always before with Epson printers I’ve been able to make fine prints with the default settings right out of the box. Not this time. The inks are very different. I have printed on matte surface paper for years. I don’t like glossy prints. I like the surface of the print to be invisible, not a factor when the print is viewed. But prints on matte paper with this printer just looked awful. The blacks were muddy and mottled. I couldn’t do anything to make them look right. Finally I decided to try a different paper. Wow! On luster surface paper the prints look fantastic. So much better that I can’t put the new prints beside my old ones…so I’m going through a lot of ink and paper.

I’m a convert to this new printer and ink set. It is still a dye ink, but Wilhelm rates the permanence under normal viewing conditions as 98 years. That’s much better than chemical color prints and almost as good as the pigment ink printers. Epson has a winner here again.

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