New Epson 3880. QTR (Latest version for Windows). Windows 8.1 64-bit. K7 Selenium loaded. Hahnemuehle Photo Rag.
I’m getting very soft and unsharp prints using the above and QTR. If I print via Qimage Ulitmate the sharpness is apparent and quite remarkable over QTR. Photoshop may be a bit better than QTR in that it doesn’t use all the inks I believe, nor does Qimage which is the sharpest of the three for now. Second 3880 (Color one, loaded with your dye inks.) shows good sharpness of same image too via Qimage.
I took the same B&W image to the local commercial lab and their results were very good to on sharpness over my fuzzy QTR one (Same size 11x17). Detail is seen in hair strands and concrete texture, but QTR isn’t showing that for me.
Any ideas as to how to get better sharpness out of QTR? I don’t know anything of the Mac version of QTR and if it has better sharpening than the Windows version (I tried both the 2880 and the 1440 settings in QTR. The 2880 is better, but far behind Qimage set on sharpness #12 (About 70% of its scale.).