I’m posting this here as I suspect a lot of the world’s experts in B&W printing may be on this forum.
I am printing to an Epson 9900, Epson 1400 and Epson R260.
Mostly we print color output of art prints or reproductions seeking colormetric results.
Recently my partner did a bunch of B&W pen & ink drawings and I am trying to print reproductions of those drawings.
I scanned them into digital files using and Epson xl10000 as grayscale files trying a variety of scanner profiles including the native epson and colorsync profiles as well as scanner profiles I created using i1pro and VueScan.
I’m getting all kinds of anomalies in the printed output:
Epson R260: a garish green tint in the grays and sometimes two or three additional colors
Epson 1400: a strong maroon or blue colorcast, almost like a duotone print.
Epson 9900: Almost B&W but with a blue-ish colorcast in the grays
Nothing looks like the stark black and white of the original pen & ink drawings.
I am printing from Photoshop with image mode set to grayscale and am using an Adobe RGB colorspace. I have tried various rendering intents with no significant effect on the output. I’m using printer profiles that I created for each printer with i1pro.
Can anyone tell me how to print out an image (short of changing inks to Conecolor piezo inks) that results in a true B&W image?