[Alt-photo] Epson SC-P600 ink

johnbrewerphotography at gmail.com johnbrewerphotography at gmail.com
Fri Jun 30 19:50:35 UTC 2017


Thanks to all. 

Looking forward to firing the P600 (which is an updated 3000) up Monday.  

John

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> On 30 Jun 2017, at 2:24 am, Keith Schreiber <keith at jkschreiber.com> wrote:
> 
> Hi John,
> 
> Like Kerik said, MK tends to make for grainy negs, but more importantly (unless you are making paper negs) it rubs of transparency films. It also produces way more density that you need for any alternative process. I don't have a P-series printer myself, but I've worked closely with a couple of people who do. Dmax with PK on the P800 is was 3.20 with my base 3880 QTR profile. This is significantly higher than the highest I was ever able to produce (~ 2.35 if I remember right) with the Epson OEM inks on the 3880 and 3800 or any other earlier generation Epson printer. You don't need the highest Dmax. You need a Dmax that is right the exposure scale of your process. 
> 
> I think Jack is speaking of prints on paper, not negatives on film. ;)
> 
> I would wager that the P600 will be similar to the P800 in this regard. My friends negs were also incredibly smooth and free of defects.
> 
> Use photo black. You gain nothing useful with matte black.
> 
> Cheers,
> Keith
> 
> Keith Schreiber
> jkschreiber.com
> 
> 
> 
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>> On Jun 29, 2017, at 3:15 PM, johnbrewerphotography--- via Alt-photo-process-list <alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org> wrote:
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>> Hi list members
>> 
>> What black ink, photo or matte black are you using for digi negs? I do realise many of you (and I have done with previous printers) use coloured ink too. I believe the DMax is higher with matte black. I also believe the black ink-set with the P600 is the same 'recipe' as with the P800. 
>> 
>> Thanks
>> 
>> John
>> 
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