Ink saturation limit

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yannb
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Ink saturation limit

Post by yannb » Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:04 am

Hello,

Recently I bought a Home license for Printfab, and now I'd like to create a printer profile for a 200gsm glossy photo paper. Therefore, I need to determine the optimum ink limit for my printer, an Epson Stylus Photo R800.

Whenever I print the ink limit test row, it's always printed at 5760 dpi regardless the chosen resolution in the settings dialog box. Every test patch, from 200 to 300% is wet. To be safe I set the ink limit to 150, the lowest value available.

Next, I created a small RGB color chart with Measuretool, part of Profilemaker, and printed it with Photoshop through the Printfab driver with the 'empty' media profile selected. Even now a lot of patches were wet, so it seems like the ink limiting is not working. The color chart from the Printfab Toolbox exhibits ink bleeding as well.

The same Measuretool color chart printed with the regular Epson driver shows no ink bleeding. The settings used were Premium Glossy Photo Paper, PhotoRPM resolution, bidirectional, no gloss optimizer, color management off.

Another problem with printing the ink limit test, is that each time first a blank page is ejected from the printer, and then the test page is printed.

What could be the reason for these problems?

Regards,
Yann Bouckaert

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Post by zedonet » Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:10 am

Hello,

there is actually a problem with too much ink being applied on profile test charts with the R800. We will provide a fix soon. I could not recreate the "blank page" problem with the current PrintFab 2.05 - which PrintFab version are you using?

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Post by yannb » Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:05 pm

zedonet wrote:Hello,

there is actually a problem with too much ink being applied on profile test charts with the R800. We will provide a fix soon. I could not recreate the "blank page" problem with the current PrintFab 2.05 - which PrintFab version are you using?
Thanks for the reply and the upcoming fix.
The blank page ejects only if I print the ink limit test. Other jobs are fine. I use Printfab 2.05.

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Post by serge_g » Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:33 am

zedonet wrote:Hello,

there is actually a problem with too much ink being applied on profile test charts with the R800. We will provide a fix soon. I could not recreate the "blank page" problem with the current PrintFab 2.05 - which PrintFab version are you using?
I have completely the same problem with latest Turboprint 2.11-2 and r800.
Is a fix for turboprint also possible?

Thanks!

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Post by zedonet » Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:28 am

Hello,

there is a workaround:

when creating a new profile for glossy/semiglossy paper, choose "Other paper" instead of "Glossy paper".

This will also use glossy black (and gloss enhancer, if you enable it), but will apply less ink.

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Post by serge_g » Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:49 am

Ok, thanks, I will try

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Post by serge_g » Fri Sep 18, 2009 8:55 am

The result of the test is "250". Is it OK?

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Post by zedonet » Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:03 am

sounds good!

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Post by serge_g » Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:47 am

Ok, need to try to explain my problem

I want to use the local profiling service. They have their own charts, which I need to print without color correction.

Selecting Epson Premium Glossy photo paper and printing without color correction yields ink bleeding.

Changing the "total ink maximum" does not help.

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Post by zedonet » Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:14 am

Is there still too much ink on the chart if you choose "Other paper" and "175%" ink?

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