Converting K7 SEL to PK HD


#1

Hello,

I am following Walker’s instructions to convert my K7 SEL set to HD PK to be able to use the HD PK Master curve on Museo Silver Rag.
Before Ordering I wanted to make sure I understood correctly and was ordering the right items.

I intend to replace the MK “neutral shade 1” with HD Matte black and the PK “Warm-Neutral shade 1” with HD Photo Black.

Should I also replace the “Gloss overprint” with Gloss Chromo Optimiser?

Do I need to buy new refillable cartridges or is there a way to empty and clean the cartridges?

Will I be required to purchase the Piezography Pro software to create a curve specific to this arrangement or will I be able to use the HD PK Master curve out of the can?

Thanks

Paul


#2

[I] intend to replace the MK “neutral shade 1” with HD Matte black and the PK “Warm-Neutral shade 1” with HD Photo Black. [/I]

This is correct.

[I]Should I also replace the “Gloss overprint” with Gloss Chromo Optimiser?
[/I]
No. Keep with the normal second pass GO printing.
[I]
Do I need to buy new refillable cartridges or is there a way to empty and clean the cartridges?
[/I]
Empty is fine. They are compatible.
[I]
Will I be required to purchase the Piezography Pro software to create a curve specific to this arrangement or will I be able to use the HD PK Master curve out of the can?

[/I]The masters are pretty darn good. Test and verify. Then if you feel like you need to, purchase the PPE. PPE is the price of 1 custom profile . . .

best,
Walker


#3

Walker,

Thank you for clarifying, I’m expecting an increase in Dmax for all papers, is this reasonable? At present I’m getting around L*4.5 from Jon Cone Type 5 with the K7 SEL Type 5 curve and GO 6000. Are these settings and results normal on the 3880?

Regards
Paul


#4

You will see a [I]significant [/I]increase in dMax.

Best,
Walker