[Alt-photo] epson p800 problems

Marek Matusz marekmatusz at hotmail.com
Fri Sep 29 16:12:42 UTC 2017


MAybe black spots that you reported are not related to chemistry at all. Examine your negative closely for pinholes. They would produce black spots. Your transparency could be defective or even more likely you get a dust particle on the transparency and the pigment gets printed on top of it and than just flakes off. I see that often. Best advice is to wipe your transparency with a lint free fabric before printing. 

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> On Sep 29, 2017, at 2:13 AM, Anne Chansonette via Alt-photo-process-list <alt-photo-process-list at lists.altphotolist.org> wrote:
> Hey list friends,
>     I put out a cry for help last week here regarding what I think is
> black plague in my palladium prints, but as I am trying to solve that I am
> also finding that I have some printer issues going on, I use an Epson Sure
> Color P800 to make my digital negs on Pictorico, as I know many of you do
> as well. I am suddenly seeing weird linear striations as well as tiny
> spots, flecks and other issues. There are tiny holes in areas that should
> be dense black. I'm even getting some scratching or scarring of the
> surface---I am guessing what I have heard on here referred to as "pizza
> wheels"?
>     Questions: what paper width and platen gap are you all using---I am
> wondering if these are part of the problem... I'm not sure though why
> things would change when I have been generating negs for a couple years now
> on this printer. Any thoughts?
> Best,
> Anne Eder
> www.anneeder.com
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