I wonder if you might be able to assist me with the following?
Yesterday I installed the MPS glossy & matt inks into my Epson 7890. I installed the Epson 7890 printer software, downloaded the glossy curves from your site etc. I’m running an Apple Mac Mini with OS 10.8.3. All software (Epson 7890 driver etc) was downloaded from the Epson site to get the latest versions. The disc which came with the printer was NOT used. I’m also using the latest version of Quadtone RIP.
I’ve been trying to print some glossy prints, using the 7890-9890-MPS_HANptoRagBaryta curve, as per all the tutorials, but the prints are coming out very “wet”, with bleeding around the mid tones and shadows. The shadows themselves come out very wet indeed. The prints are unusable.
The nozzle check comes out fine, as does an 8 ink InkSeparation page in calibration mode.The Matte curve (7890-9890-HahnPhotoRagBW) works fine and the prints are good.
So my question is: do you have any idea what might be going on with Glossy? What’s wrong?
My (potentially) related questions are:
On the display of the Epson 7890 printer itself, the icon with “Photo Black” is present. Should it be there? Will it ever be necessary to swap ink to Matte on the printer itself?
In the QTR menu under “Printer Features”, the default is “Matte Paper”. Is it ever necessary to modifiy this choice?
Also in the QTR main print menu, what should I put in the option “Black Ink”…should I specify “Photo Ink” here, or “Matte Ink” or leave it as, ie. “-Installed-”???
Any help you could provide would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance,