[QUOTE=walkerblackwell;11351]This really only works with RIPs I think. The base epson lookup tables put color ink down in the neutrals no matter what. So even if you had neutral ink in there, the driver+custom-profile would put a corresponding amount of color ink in there that would be “neutral-balanced” but still color ink.
I came up w/ that workflow for color printing back in the day when using StudioPrint.
Why did you abandon using those blacks in a color printer?
I was a beta tester back in the days of the first Cone color pigmented inks in an Epson 1160 ( I think). I was printing PiezoBW from that printer model as well. When I sold my studio in 2007. I took a hiatus from printing. I followed Piezo advances periodically over the years. I’m guessing 2009-2010 after the advent of 6+ ink printing that I read about substituting Piezo blacks for the color blacks. Perhaps you were the one writing about it in the Cone forums. Somehow, I thought it was Jon doing that work.
Perhaps with advances in the Blacks of the ConeColor pro ink sets, there is no longer an advantage to using a neutral piezo substitution. When I read about this, I thought if I ever get to start printing again, I’d use this approach in hopes of a higher quality print.
To those of you who have stayed current and are printing color, can you see any current advantage to this idea, or has state of the art Epson printer technology - specifically the 3880 with ConeColor Pro inks- overcome any gained advantage?
I’ve generated some wonderful prints on that printer and only recently experienced an issue in one image where skin tones as well as other colors were true, but greys were cyan-blue ish. That one image is the catalyst to my inquiry.