printing Tag

All of or readers know the difference between matte and gloss when it comes to paper - one is shiny and one is not. Of course the manufacturers of paper make lots of grades of the stuff in between these two extremes, but that is another post.The users of Epson inkjet printers also know that there are two black inks in their machines ;Photo Black and Matte Black. The 3800, 3880, 3000, SC-600, SC-800 and so on all have these choices - based upon the fact that you might be putting matte paper or gloss paper through the thing.Some of them switch themselves from one choice to the other automatically when your computer sends the printing command - it contains a specification about what you are doing. Some need to be switched with a series of on-machine commands. The procedure is about the same in both cases. The printer shuts off one ink pipe and then flushes through the head with a little of the other sort. When it is ready to go it signals you or just whooshes on...

Start the car! Start the car!Camera Electronic have boxes of Harman professional inkjet paper on special.The special is for 100-sheet boxes of Harman Crystaljet Luster RC and it is a lovely surface. Think sort of a smooth pearl effect with 260 gsm weight. Clean white.The special is for A4 size only - the 100-sheet box will cost you:                                                         $ 49.95This special is one time - when they go, they gone...

Here's a heads-up for people who are looking for replacement ink cartridges for their Epson Stylus Pro 3800 and 3880 inkjet printers - there are new inks on the market that may fool you.The Epson Stylus Pro 3880 has been replaced in the Epson lineup with the Epson Surecolor SC - P800. it is an even more capable A2 -sized printer and will become the standard of the line - just as the Epson Surecolor SC-P600 will take over the position formerly occupied by the Stylus Pro R3000.Epson have packaged the new inks for the Sc-P600 in boxes quite different in appearance from that 157-series inks that serve the R3000. No-one will ever mix up the boxes and you won't choose the wrong ink.Not the case with the new inks for the P-800. Their boxes are nearly identical with the ones for the 3800 and 3880. see the heading page - the T5802 is for the older models and the T8502 is for the new SC- P800. If you don't look carefully, you might pick up the wrong ink -...

We are going to see a new model of the medium desktop Epson inkjet printer in a little while. We have already seen the replacement of the Stylus Pro R3000 with the SureColor SC-P600 for the small model - capable of prints to A3+.The New SureColor SC-P800 will be capable of he same sort of printing as the P600 except it will have larger ink tanks and go up to A2 in print size.Oddly, this is reminiscent of the Epson Stylus Pro 3880 printer...

I have come to terms with printing my digital photos. Where I used to lock myself into a dim room and slop buckets of acidic bleach around in a tank, I now sit in a dim room and poke away at a computer keyboard. The atmosphere is better and there is no clean-up at the end of the evening.The price is better too - colour chemistry wasn't cheap and paper could be of variable quality. Agfa in their last year of production had coating-line disasters that we only saw when we tried to process the stuff -and sometimes the disaster continued for an entire box of paper.Well, the new inkjets make this a thing of the past. If you have a monitor that is anywhere near calibrated...

My surprise is occasioned by discovering that I am to be a judge for a photo contest. I have just read the Google+ posting for Rob Masters' Photowalk through Cottesloe later in the month and find I am to be the one to assess the images afterwards. Photowalkers would be well advised to consider that I am a strict judge but I bribe easily. Hint: baked goods...

A scary tale with a happy ending.I printed some business cards for myself over the weekend on my Epson R3000 printer. Those of you who have them know how versatile they are - digital art prints, plain parer documents, CD labels, etc. Well, you can also make some pretty nifty business cards for yourself with Pages - the Apple program that goes with their iMac products.You need a stiffish sort of paper to do this. In my case I selected a box from the famous manufacturer " Whatever Is Left Over On The Shelf ". They make a lot of the paper around my place...