How to disable channel in Epson 7900?

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bojko
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How to disable channel in Epson 7900?

Post by bojko » Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:30 pm

Hi

I'm evaluating trial PrintFab XXL for windows. There is statement in manual that Multi Black Cartridge is "also helpful to disable one or more cartridges if ink is low or if certain print heads are clogged." - That is my case, I would like turn off orange and green inks. But regerdless settings it still uses orange ink. I'm attaching screenshots...

How can I disable certain ink channels?
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Re: How to disable channel in Epson 7900?

Post by zedonet » Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:18 pm

Hello,

unfortunately it is not possible to disable the orange cartridge when printing color images.

Only in screen printing mode (black & white with halftone raster), when printing with mutiple black cartridges (setting "Halftone Screen Mode"="Multi Black") it is possible to disable each cartridge individually.

In regular color printing mode it is possible reduce or completely disable light colored inks (light cyan, light magenta, grey, light grey) with the slider "Photo Inks" in the PrintFab driver settings, tab "Ink Ctrl".

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Re: How to disable channel in Epson 7900?

Post by bojko » Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:14 pm

zedonet wrote:
Tue Aug 11, 2020 4:18 pm
unfortunately it is not possible to disable the orange cartridge when printing color images.
So statement in your manual I have cited is completely untrue? (https://www.printfab.com/en/Printfab%20Manual.pdf page 54) Or is untrue only regarding to Epson 7900? Please let me know...
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Re: How to disable channel in Epson 7900?

Post by zedonet » Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:57 am

The statement in the manual that you cited is in the section "Special settings for screen printing" and it is correct, but it only applies to screen printing (printing black&white films).

Please let me know if questions remain.

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Re: How to disable channel in Epson 7900?

Post by bojko » Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:25 am

So are you consider enabling that feature for color printing? It would be very useful for reviving old printers...

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