I have a question. Is P2 supported by IJM on the 3800/3880?
I ask because I’ve been contacted by a prospective Piezography user who apparently has been told by IJM that it isn’t. This prospective user read a series of articles on my blog about B&W printing and Piezography, including the one that strongly advocates P2, they asked IJM about it, and then contacted me.
I know that you don’t [I]market[/I] P2 for these two printers, because you don’t believe that it’s necessary. But as we’ve discussed before, there are advantages, and you agreed that it would prevent any issues with the MK/PK black ink exchanger and prevent problems of residual yellow staining in a conversion.
If someone did install P2 in the 3800/3880, they would be doing exactly the same thing as any owner of one of the P2-supported printers (R2400, R2880, 4800, 4800, 7800/9800 and 7880/9880), by putting photo shade 1 (SEL-1 or NU-1) in the yellow slot and using the existing x880 P2 curves. The only thing that’s different to the standard IJM approach is they would presumably be putting flush in the unused PK cart and not doing the MK/PK swap. But in all other respects their proposed use of P2 is totally standard and identical to “regular” P2 users. Why would you not support this?
I did wonder if there is a crossed wire here somewhere. As you know, I’m using P2 in an R1900 using remapped curves, and the same for JeffG in his R2000. But there’s no curve remapping at all for the 3800/3880. It’s totally standard P2.
If it isn’t just a crossed wire, and if it really isn’t supported, then my questions are: Why not? And what on earth does “not supported” mean? You won’t supply custom curves? You won’t help people diagnose printing problems? Ink problems? Linearisation problems? Clogging problems? In what way would it not be supported?