Hi all, I’ve just tried printing negatives for the first time. Head stems swabbed with distilled water, two head cleans, perfect nozzle check pattern printed. Everything seems to be in order, printing files as 3.5x4" digital negatives on pictorico OHP, centered on the sheet. Saving beforehand as 300dpi greyscale TIFFs with Adobe RGB 1998 and a working grey gamma of 2.2. All relevant Epson divers installed correctly, printing in QTR K7 using the Meth3-1_6 curve reccommended for silver prints. Still getting horrible, uneven, broken-up negs with a cross-hatching or noise and occasionally some banding. have printed the neg multiple times, all different artefacts on each so it’s not the quality of the digital file at fault. Not sure where to go from here. Help?!
Included is a photo of a silver print made from enlarging the best neg (of about 10) with a durst Laborator 1200. It’s slightly buckled from drying, please ignore that.