Really, I’ve tried pretty hard to follow the bread crumbs, but I’m frankly struggling to get my stuff installed on my 9900. I have the physical stuff down - PZ Pro Set 9 is loaded in the carts, with the GO moved from LLK (which is dead) to Orange. Green is dead too, but that one is not used anyway. I have Piezoflush in the G and LLK. I installed QTR 2.7.8.pkg, then ran Piezography-Community-Edition-v2.03. I copied the .icc profiles to /Library/Colorsync/Profiles and they appear correctly in Lr. All that was fine.
Now I get lost. I’m on a Mac, running High Sierra. I ran /Applications/Piezography/Curves-HD/4900-7900-9900-P2/Install9900-HDP2.command. Actually when I clicked on it, it failed with a permissions problem, so I launched a terminal, pushd to that directory and ran it via sudo, whereupon it completed properly and appears to have done the expected things. It created a printer called Quad9900-HDP2. First, this is a problem as the printer apparently MUST be connected via USB to properly install, which I did. However, the computer is many feet from the printer and I don’t want to leave this 30 foot USB cable on the floor; meanwhile there is an Ethernet port right behind the printer. I did stumble across a readme or maybe it was the QTR Tutorial somewhere that talked about how to convert it to Bonjour, but I can’t find it again. (There is no lack of documentation, but that too can be a problem as I find it incredibly hard to find what I need when I need it through the forest of tutorials, manuals, readmes, etc.)
When I attempt to print from this to a matte paper (I can’t do glossy yet as I’m far from certain that the curves are right, and to do glossy I will have to remap the GO from LLK to orange), I get terrible output. I picked the first supported paper in the pile, which happened to be a box of Hot Press Natural. I used the P2-NU-UHD-EpHotPress curve at 100% and clicked print.
Now I am pretty suspicious that these are the wrong curves, particularly after I see the output. I think this is the set of curves to be used for regular K7 inksets, since I see Selenium, Warm Neutral, Special Edition and the like. I also see the GO-30000, etc, and I know that this inkset puts down the GCO in a single pass with the other ink.
From looking at file names, it seems like I might want to install Curves/7900-9900-Pro-K4/Install9900-ProK4.command instead, but there seem to be two problems with that idea. First, it’s not a HD curve, and I know I have HD blacks. Second, am I supposed to be using K4 anyway? I kind of think so, since the Pro seems to be two K4 sets in one 8-channel printer (plus the GO, HD PK and UHD MK). But since I have set 9, I’m really kind of using a “K3” right? But still with HD blacks.
To summarize, my questions are:
- which thing do I install for my Pro HD Set-9?
- I’m happy to install it with the printer plugged into USB, but how do I convert it to network connectivity?
Last question, which is really for the future: I have some paper that’s not on the supported list / doesn’t have curves. Where do I read about how to make profiles/curves for these papers?