Any suggestions on how I can get a reasonable print on plain paper? I’m using an Epson 1400 with Carbon inks and the Quad Tone RIP. While I mainly use this setup for my art prints on decent paper which I have profiles for, I’m currently trying to make paper negatives for use with historic printing processes.
I’ve tried adjusting the ink limits, all the way down to 50%, but the printer still dumps too much ink on the paper, and it created a solarized look in some areas. I’m not that techy, so creating a profile for plain paper is a bit beyond me.
I even tried the Epson print driver (I know, the Carbon inks are not in the right positions), and that put less ink on the paper, but gave me very flat prints.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have a larger series of digital images in which I want to create paper negatives that I can make salt prints of. I’ve been told the 1400 and this ink system won’t print on transparency material, so I’m hoping to make these paper negs.