On Jul 16, 2013, at 11:48 AM, Rogelio wrote:
I just attempted a response on the inkjet forum but don't think it will arrive. As I was finishing a last sentence, it started the posting and is still "spinning." To be safe, I'll reconstruct my response here.
I set the printer up in January and have been using it periodically since then. I have made many beautiful print but always with a boosting of values, usually with PS "Levels." Otherwise prints would be dark. I also tried using the Epson driver and made prints closer to the overall density but, depending on the file, often too contrasty. I reviewed all of the workflow information I had and returned to the QTR print driver but continued with the dark prints. That's when I realized the problem was beyond my noodling.
Regarding the paper, it is a relatively new box and has been producing good prints. Perhaps it is holding more moisture now that we are in a more humid season. I do agitate the cartridges periodically although I print in spurts - depending on shows, etc. In the future, I will make a small print weekly if not working on a larger project. I had to refill the GO cartridge about 10 days ago so opted to top up the other inks. The bottles were all gently shaken. Your test strip was printed after the refill.
I love the look of the prints and look forward to resolving this issue. My workflow with a second 3880 with Epson inks produces prints very close to what I see on the monitor.
Thanks, Dana, for you assistance.