After not using my Conecolor inks for my Epson 9900 for almost a year after some initial issues like a split cartridge and ink levels not reading plus print head clogs leading to a replacement of printhead, assembly etc etc, I am now trying to finish the left over ink by doing a small project for a friend.
She has original etchings of which she likes to make some prints. She would like to use Rives BFK or Arches Watercolor paper, for which I do not have a custom profile. I noticed the Canson Rives BFK/Arches Watercolor paper profiles that I can download from your site. The originals do not contain bright colors, more neutrals/blacks, greys with some browns, blues, reds and gold. My Epson 9900 is setup for color printing. I've used Ergososft in the past for printing and made custom 6 color profiles using the GPS profiler.
1 - are the profiles on your website the best possible profiles? or will a custom made profile be better - whats your experience with this? again, I am using Ergosoft and can linearize the printenvironment and then make/use 6 color profiles or can use ergosoft to print directly through the Epson driver using Espon screening (instead of user defined dot settings and ink levels like when i would create a GPS 6-color profile, by importing icc profiles and by not using the linearization but the Epson screening instead.) I partly used Ergsoft because you guys had experience with this rip and were recommending it for a while.
2 - have you guys experimented using your inks with the uncoated Arches Rives BFK papers/Arches Watercolor paper, and what were your findings? In a way I would prefer to use the uncoated papers, because of how they look and feel, and like the deckle edge for this project. Could you give some recommendations re making a custom profile for this if using ergosoft (dot settings, ink limits etc) - i hear Jon experimented with all this for a while?