[QUOTE=KellyC;7008]I moved this thread into the current thread I am helping you through to keep it easier for me to keep track of your questions.
You are using a Carbon ink set which in nature is Very Warm, as it’s name implies. There is NO comparing against Epson BW, that shouldn’t be an evaluation in general, these 2 ink sets are completely different.
I do not have a Canson Velin Museum Rag curve for any of the printer models that match your set-up & paper ie. CBN ink, Canson Velin Museum Rag & 4800. The closest thing I have is the .quad file I gave you. If you don’t find this sufficient you can purchase a Custom Curve for $99 each.
From the looks of your print, I don’t believe you are doing anything wrong. I believe you are simply not familiar with how a Piezography Carbon print should look. The attached image itself is not that great, but from it I can see they are very different, especially in the highlight areas, like the cloudy section, there is fair more depth in the CBN print, then the BW print. Take a closer look at the shadow areas as well and you will find the same, much better detail.
You are a new user and it will take you time to “master” your domain, it’s all about trial and error with a little guidance. You are on the right track, now if you can get used to the CBN’s warmth! Out of curiosity, how did you decide to purchase the Carbon inkset for your set-up?[/QUOTE]
Thanks for reply,
I will the .quad file you gave on the velin. Later i will probably have a custom profile done.
Having not seen a piezography print i was not sure what i should be seeing, so if the epson enhanced is looking as it should i have a benchmark to go by.
How i make my choice? After looking at the piezography site i went with K7 carbon as it is best longest fade resistance. I did read that it was once called sepia, but was renamed as it was not as strong as you would expect from sepia tone.
Being in the UK there is not a strong piezography presence that i can find, i did find a piezography supplier in France, but is more expensive to order from them than it is to order from inkjetmail.
Yes it is a new journey, but one i really looking forward to.
I am using OSX 10.10.2 latest version of QuadToneRip which i believe is 2.7.5
I have asked this in another forum without much luck, but can you recommend a test print to use for piezography?
I think i should order some test prints of different ink sets.