I’m a couple weeks into my exploration of Piezography using the Warm Neutral K7 inkset on my Epson 3880. After a hundred-odd prints, on a number of different papers, both glossy and matte, I am deeply impressed with the tonality and richness I am seeing. I am loving Piezography!
My question is regarding curves in general… why are there so few, especially relative to the number of inksets you sell? Certainly the major paper [I]types[/I] - though not specific papers themselves - are covered, such that one can choose a curve that is “close.” But that seems like a less than ideal approach, particularly given that Piezography’s benefit - its competitive advantage, if you will - lies in subtlety and nuance.
I’ve installed all the curves included in the QTR download, the glossy curve library, along with a handful of others that I’ve found scattered throughout the forum here. Yet I don’t see a single glossy curve specific to my inkset (Warm Neutral). The Selenium and MPS curves have worked great, but I’m left wondering if I would have even better results with a curve specific to my inkset. Broadly, I would expect best results with a curve specific to each ink on each paper. Am I incorrect in that? And if so, why are there, using Canson’s [I]Baryta Photographique[/I] as an example, separate curves for Selenium and Carbon inksets ([I]3800-SEL-CanBarytaPhoto[/I] and [I]3880-CAR-CANbaryta[/I])?
All this is circling around my larger question… what difference, if any, would I see in a (theoretical) Warm Neutral curve for, say, [I]Canson Platine Rag[/I] versus the (existing) Selenium curve for that paper? Do I need to consider buying custom curves?
Finally, if I do purchase custom curves, are ICC profiles (for soft proofing) included?
Thanks again for a wonderful product. I haven’t enjoyed printing this much in a long time…